I just sold the Ibanez gsr200 I've had since I started in favor of getting something new (and because it was becoming rather unreliable). I've settled on either a P or an ATK300. I'm gig ready as far as amp goes (I have a 200W combo http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend...nd-B115-250W-1x15-Bass-Cab-Package?sku=483494 ). My real question is, how much of a quality drop off is there from a MIM Fender to either the ATK or the VM Squire? Its going to require the saving of money (and me being bass-less) for several weeks and potentially a month or so. So is that difference in quality worth the wait? I love the growl the ATK has, but at the same time I like the "wall of sound" the P produces... Kinda hard to get both I suppose. I like the ATK's neck a bit more too I suppose, but I don't like the lack of an "anchor" above the open E because I go with the "floating anchor" approach. What do you guys think?