« on: May 11, 2016, 08:51:56 AM »
I have a couple guitars and a couple basses.
The most interesting, and only one of them likely to be collectable, is my 1983 Steinberger XL-2 "boat oar" bass - serial number 563. I bought it new and have been the only owner. It's the version with EMS humbuckers and the curved bayonet "plug-in" leg rest (which somehow I've managed not to lose through the years). The original gig bag bit the dust a few years ago after lots of wear and tear from gigging, so not I keep it in a custom road case. I don't get to play it a lot, but I don't think I'll ever let it go. I'll probably pass it on to my son who also plays.
I also have a Mexican Fender P-bass. I've made a few cosmetic mods to it, but it's pretty much "stock."
I've always run my basses direct to the sound board through an Intersound IVP preamp/DI combo - so I don't even own a bass rig anymore.
I have a Larrivee D-03R acoustic that I like a lot and play the most. It's a dreadnaught with rosewood sides & back and solid sitka spruce top. The neck is mahogany with ebony fretboard. I added a Fishman passive piezo pickup and run that through an external Fishman preamp.
The last is a Mexican Fender Telecaster that I've made some mods to. I swapped-out the pickguard for cosmetic reasons and added some shielding in the cavity when I did that. I'm planning to swap out the factory pickups for the NS-2 noiseless ones. I keep the pedals pretty minimal - overdrive, chorus, flanger, compressor, delay. My amp is a Fender Blues Junior NOS.