Just got a new Salas bass yesterday. It's the Salas Custom Canarywood 5 that's been advertised on bassalone.com for months. WHAT A DEAL! The bass is super-pretty, lighter than my 4-string Fender Jazz, balanced, and amazingly easy to play. Things you can't tell from reading about it (or seeing the pic) at Bassalone.com: The top is spalted in a cool way. The flame maple stringers have a neat-o 3-d effect. AND THE BEST PART: The preamp and pickups are actually Seymour Duncans, even though the bassalone ad says they're Gotohs!!! The bass was initially humming a lot, so I opened up the cavity to check the shielding (which is excellent: thick copper foil everywhere). It turned out that there are two adjustable trimpots in there, one of which is a treble level -- which was cranked. Hence the buzz. Anyway, the preamp circuit board was stamped "Seymour Duncan." So I called Seymour Duncan, and asked what the deal was. Turns out, Seymour Duncan makes pickups and preamps for Gotoh, which Gotoh then sells as their own! So the preamp is essentially a Duncan STC-3A, but with no slap contour pull-pot. This bass is a big score. I recommend Salas, and bassalone.com, highly.