This is the workhorse. Antigua P-Bass with an aftermarket Ebony fretless neck and Duncan Quarter-Pounder pickups. This one went all over the world with me in 2004, and over the years it's repelled many basses who tried to take it's position in the starting line-up. It has a great big "THANKS" sticker on the back, and writing all over it - it's kind of it's own scrapbook.
1968 Fender Coronado I, 30" scale and huge Thump! Larry Taylor told me "You gotta get a F Hole bass for the blues!" Who am I to argue with Larry Taylor? A whole 'nother animal!
Turner Rennaisence. Absolutely beautifaul instrument built by Rick Turner. Built like a fine acoustic guitar, it's weightless and has a fantastic blossuming tone that falls between electric and acoustic.
1970 Factory Fretless P-Bass. Rode hard and put away wet for most of it's life, it still retains the sweetest woody tone that just sits so well in Country and Blues type, rootsy stuff. Plus, it was a Birthday present from Cindy! Thanks baby!
1969 Fender Precision Bass. This is a refin, with replaced pickups and who knows what else changed, but the body and neck are original, and light as a feather. Number 1 fretted bass, if I absolutely have to play frets.
1976 Fender Precision Bass. My first real bass, bought new in '76 (Thanks Mom and Dad!). Stuff changed, replaced, redone, and played the hell out of for years. I retired it year ago, but now it works at Red House, where grubby handed kids beat the crap out of it daily, when it's not laying down tracks in the studio. She's happy as can be.
The Harvey Brooks bass. A '79 neck on a '72 body with DiMarzio's and a Series switch. I bought this bass from Harvey Brooks, who put his great big autograph on the back. Harvey played with everybody, from Dylan to Miles to Electric Flag, and playing this bass is like holding a Roman coin for me.