Ok, what is this? http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=621&item=3757912274&rd=1 The thing apparently has a pickup, but no knobs. I have no idea how you are supposed to control volume apart from playing harder or softer. As for the woods....well... I think the neck (main plank?) is made of ironbark. My mate has an outdoor table made of ironbark, it isn't huge (it seats 8 people) but it weighs over 2000 lbs! That would make for one HEAVY bass. I'm thinking maybe it should say 'wshbass' on the headstock... what do you think?