bass thing

Dear Katy, I remember seeing a photo of Duran memorbilia on John's TTP site, and I think I remember seeing a bass guitar colored up like the "Big Thing" album with "Bass Thing" written on it. Could you ask John if this baby is real, and what model/make it is, or if it's just a mere care of obsessive fascination in my own imagination? Thanks, Clay

"It is real, a Factor bass by Phillip Kubicki who made it special order. It's now in the collection of a friend who has bestowed many gifts on me over time, to whom I gave it as a gift in return. John "