I remember Wal getting a lot of exposure when Geddy started playing them (early 90s?)... in particular I remember a red model he played that I always thought looked and sounded great. Also IIRC Flea said he used a Wal on at least some of the "Blood Sugar Sex Magik" album. And a couple other bands that were pretty popular at the time had their bassists playing them too. Now though I don't see anyone playing them anymore nor do I see them up for sale used. Maybe everyone's just hanging on to them? Is Wal still in business?