I'm sitting in front of my bank of bass amplifier equipment in
our Mott Street loft, on top of a bass drum case. There wasn't a
single chair or stool in the place, except whatever Tom sat on
to play the organ.
That bass, which was an Epiphone, was stolen when our loft was
robbed some months later. Fortunately, I still had my $25
Danelectro, but eventually replaced it with an excellent Gibson
EB-3, which I still have.