I think people really don't know much about Peavey. If you take some time to learn about the company and their products you will find there are of a higher quality than those other guys, I mean come on get real if you add up the sales of Fender and Gibson from last year you still don't equal what Peavey did. I don't think everyone can be making the same mistake. Fender is a company I really like to pick on. They have been living on their laurels for to damn long. They sell this imported crap from Mexico, Japan, and other Asian countries for way to much. I bet over 70 percent of what they sell comes from over seas. I hate to tell you but guitars from mexico ain't as good as the ones from the US. I'm certainly not being racist here but it is the simple truth. And the problem is they charge you just as much. Anybody that would pay 3 or 4 hundred dollars for a fender squire ought to have their head checked. It is these dumb beginners that mess up. They see these guys on TV playing fender and gibson but what they don't realize it that these guys are mostly playing American made vintage stuff, don't get me wrong some of it is good stuff. But these kids go down to their local dealer and buy a squire "I mean stab me with a spoon" a fender squire. Any real player knows a fender squire don't cut it. And try to get service from Gibson, yeah right if you ever get to a live body. Peavey has got these guys beat hands down.