New #Ampeg Portaflex 800! All the same tone controls as my old SVT Classic, plus compression. Sounds fantastic, nice warm, punchy tone, and it gets great sustain from the @bthomas_guitars bass's Rio Grandes. I haven't had sustain this good since I used an active bass.
Many thanks to Al Hayes and Wence at @HermesMusic Houston for turning me on to this model. It's really a perfect fit.
My old friend and bass brother Patrick White has fallen into a coma after undergoing surgery to remove blockages from two major arteries. Prayers, thoughts, good vibes, whatever you've got, he needs them.
Some of you may remember Patrick as the lead guitarist of Zsu-Zsu's Petals, an amazing local Houston band from the early 1990s, and really good friends of mine.
Come on, man… you can pull through this! (Photo credit: not mine)