Been very intrigued by Spector as of late. And also being rather thrifty I notice the Performer can be had for the price of a Squier VM. With the reputation Spector has I would expect this to be one of the best budget basses out there. Am I correct? I really want something different and Spector seems to be where my feelings take me. But on a budget does the Performer live up to its name? Instead of going after another Squier CV or VM or an Ibanez would the Spector be a notch above or just fit the budget mold?