This is my Harmony H22 bass. I inherited it from a previous band in the 1970s but it’s the model used extensively in the 1960s by the likes of Ronnie Lane of The Small Faces and Muff Winwood from The Spencer Davis Group.
Their songs and the others I grew up with eventually inspired me to write and record music of my own.
I love it – ideal short-scale for a guitarist, very woody, semi-acoustic sound. I’ve always taken it along to my songwriting retreats and its stylish looks featur heavily in the video for Blue Dansette, having recently refurbished it with the distinctive ‘batwing’ pickguard.