Hi all, I am considering to trade in my Laney LC30II (will get new amp) and a Squier HSS strat and a Morley PWA2 wah pedal for a MIA std strat 3c burst. With all the anti-MIA and anti-Fender discussions and the JV strat topics i am a bit sceptical. I will add 460$ cash to get the MIA in addition to the Laney+wah+squier. Bear in mind we are talking UK prices. The MIA i tried (only one in the shop) had perfect neck pocket fit, dark RW but a bit dry(porous though), good grain on the body, and seemed to resonate fine (not a perfect judge of resonance will test her more). Also the back of the neck had subtle flame to my eyes. Anyhow i played 2 MIA strats in the last 3 days and 3 MIM strats (50s RI, Dlx Players, Dlx players LTD edition). To my surprise both MIAs felt MUCH more solid in my hands and better made. Anyhow, i would very much appreciate your suggestions. My other guitar is a Tokai LP (MIJ) and i was considering to either get a no-name parst-caster from a german e-shop, a MIA strat, a JV strat or a 2nd Tokai LP. I guess it makes more sense to get a different type of guitar (strat) since i got a good LP. PS:!!!!!! I dont want to start a flame fest between MIM and MIA or cheap vs expensive, I DONT care, i am simply a bit confused with recent threads talking about MIMs etc. So: 1. Does it make sense to trade in Laney+wah+squier+cash(460$) for the MIA? 2. Does it make sense to trade the Laney for a pair of (BKP) pickups and a cheap pedal? 3. Does it make sense to buy a 2nd Tokai LP (flametop, i got quilted now) in addition to my existing LP? (i only have 1 good guitar now, the LP). Thanks in advance for your expert advice.