If one were to take a P or a J from Korea, strip it down and add all the MIA parts except the body and neck - could it be heard as different in any/many ways? What I'm asking is:: are there any real differences in sound/playability/niceness if the cheaper bass had all the same parts that were actually interchangeable with the more expensive out-of-the-box MIA bass? Without calling out the 'better wood' - ' aesthetics' - 'it costs more/must be better' logic - can anyone really tell much in playing in the dark or wearing a blindfold? They both have frets, strings, pups, knobs, big fat heads, pick guards and weigh the same - right? Someone said I didn't really have a P-bass since I own a P-Squire and that it's not the same (I have other basses too). After the small mods and decent set-up I make to my P-Squire, then what's the big difference? I just wonder if I'm fooling myself thinking I really like my MIK P-Squire or not - I mean it feels good as a Fender should, makes me sound good, and sings as I like it now (deep and thumpy) - so why is it not as good? Still agonizing over changing out the white pickguard to tortoise though. Is it Fender verses Fender class discrimination or snootiness? <edit> Mean people need not reply.