Well Ive been pinching every penny and cutting every corner I can with my money over the last couple months. And now, I am within 2-5 weeks of my new P-bass and acessories. (another bag, stand, strap, strings, prolly new knobs) And its absolute torture, waiting for the day to come. Looking at the clock and calendar, and having nothing but a shiney new Midnight Wine P-bass dancing in your head...its horrible. Does anyone else find this true? Also, on the 2001 MIM P's, are the knobs still the plastic Strat knobs? Or are they the real chrome ones? Is it possible to get the Guitar Center folk to give me any/some/all of my accessories (listed above) for free or discount? Thanks in advance.