So I think I've decided I need a plain old 4 string P bass (again?) and I think Im buying new. I am wondering what you guys think about the Lakland Skyline 44-64 vs the Fender American Professional Series, as far a quality. (FWIW, pickups aren't a factor as I have an endorsement and I could easily (probably will) replace them). So, I haven't owned a US made Fender in a minute. The last one was probably a mid 90's MIA Precision. It was a nice instrument, but I needed an amp rig so I traded it. I also owned a similar era USA made Jazz. It too was nice, and notably better than many less expensive instruments I owned prior. I kind of dislike the fender bridges and really thought my old P was a better bass after i replaced it with a BA bridge. I currently own a Lakland Skyline 5 string. It was upgraded with a bone nut and I installed US made tuners. I think it's one of the best instruments I've played. Just plays like a dream and I love the neck profile despite being 5 string width. I like the big stout oval bridge a lot. So my experience is that the skyline instruments are great, but i just don't know if the current generation of US Made Fender instruments is worth the extra 400 bucks? What do you guys think?