I am really considering a Lakland Decade as my next bass, but I am not sure whether or not it'd be "worth it" to save up for the USA version (how much could I pick one up for? I've only seen the Skyline quoted). Now, I know I'm probably going to get a "only you can determine worth" type of answer, but I don't think I can get my hands on one anytime soon, but I'd like to know before I start actively searching: 1. I've heard the sound clips on Lakland's website and those clips are quite tasty, just not long enough for me to determine: can I get an old Allman Brothers tone from these? Not all the time, but could I punch it in and cop a really nice old fat tone? Is one series better than the other for this tone (Skyline vs. USA) 2. Is the Skyline just a teaser for the "real thing"? Do they feel/sound drastically different? 3. I know the USA series is considerably more; are they made to order, or are they readily available in stores? In my searches throughout nearly every music store on the Florida Gulf Coast, I've only seen 4 Laklands and they were all at gigs I was performing at. If they are made to order, how much more are the custom colors and other features? 4. Will the quality of my customer service go down with the purchase of a Skyline (I know nothing about Lakland or the customer service)? Any other advice? The clips on the Lakland site really have sold me on this bass, but of course I have to play one and really dig up some knowledge before pulling the trigger on what will be my biggest bass purchase yet (if I decide to go for the USA model).