A VH1 induced query. He started off with a Gibson Ripper, but what was that double cutaway Gibsony bass he played around the time of "Destroyer"? (before the Pedullas and the Axe). It almost looks like a really big Les Paul Jr., black- kind of short horns on the cutaway. I think it has a big old EB humbucker. I was going to do a web search but you know, Gene is such a shy, reserved type. I know he usually avoids any self-promotion so I wasn't sure if there would be any info out there. Nah, I'm just lazy.