i currently own a squire p bass and a small crate practice amp. i play in a small band and in the chirch prase team and have been playing for a while and consider myself an ok bass player. my parents said i could spend around 1000 on a new bass but reading a fiew threads on this website and am now confused, is a squire the same as a fender minus the electronics and craftmenship? if so would spending the cash for a new amp alone and maby upgradeing the pups and bridge be a good idea. this was my first bass and love how it feels. ive played a fiew other squiers and the action on mine is a crapload better than those plus ive been through alot with this bass and if i could make it work that would rock, if not i was considering an court corbow. any ideas?