Hello Everyone! I'm pumped to finally get a decent quality bass, should be an upgrade from my ibanez sr250. I had been keeping my eye on this bass for a while, searching for one in blizzard pearl. Yesterday I checked Fenders website and saw that color wasnt listed anymore. I panicked and called Fender directly. Someone in sales found the last one available (EVER) in the warehouse, and I yelled at him to take my money. I'm really excited to continue my bass career on such a wonderful looking guitar. Does anyone have any recommendations for this bass? I could use suggestions on strings. (I play mostly with a pick and enjoy playing along to rock tunes Coheed and Cambria / Taking back sunday / Paramore ect..) I was thinking Elixir nanoweb coated lights. But I'm open to other suggestions. I also have future plans on possibly changing out to a beefier bridge, a high quality P/J pickup set and trying to make the Dark Glass Tone Capsule work with this bad boy. Thanks all I'll be sure to add pictures, I should have it by the end of the week. UPDATE! : Fender shipped me the blizzard pearl with rosewood neck, I had asked for the maple neck. I have someone checking to see if there is any availability of BP w/ maple available. Keeping my fingers crossed, if not I may just keep the rosewood neck or maybe switch to another Fender model. Possibly a standard black P with maple neck and switch the white pickguard to a black one. We will see.