After agonizing for a week or so, I finally put a Salas 5-string bass on hold at bassalone.com. Here's a link to the site's picture of the bass: http://www.bassalone.com/salascanary5.html I'll be paying in full as soon as a Musicman Sterling I have on bassgear.com gets sold. So now I'm freaking out a little; I love the Sterling, so I'm trading away something I know I like (plus another $200) for an unknown quantity. Still, it looks like a _cool_ unknown quantity. . . my fave part is the pickup configuration: 2 humbuckers, each individually tappable, plus 3-band EQ. I'm looking for the most versatility I can get out of one bass. I'll post a review as soon as I get the Salas, which should be next week.