Originally Posted by bassinplace
I think that's why he continues to bring the Hofner out, since it's directly associated with him, as opposed to the Ric which a lot more people have played. I agree it would be cool to see him with the Ric, though.
I think I've read as much in an interview.. It was post Beatles, early Wings live shows, something along the lines of "what does the audience want to see? That old violin bass that they remember me with" (terribly paraphrased, but something like that..)