While admitting to not being a gear junkie, the new-wave bass icon explains how he came to love Peavey basses, why they’re comparable to BMWs, and what makes up his signature tone.

This is a 5-string Sei Bass that Taylor recently acquired from the London-based company. He currently uses it as a backup, but did say that playing it is like driving a Bentley and the tonal spectrum and dynamic range of this bass may be too powerful for Duran Duran because he has to carve out a small pocket of tones to not step into keyboardist Nick Rhodes’ zone.

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