For the Keb’ Mo’ tour, Vail is using his Kubicki X-Factor, Xotic XJ-1 and Kramer 450B Fretless.
Dean Markley has been supplying strings for more than 20 years!
Trace Eliott GP11 Pre Amp, Crest Power and a Mesa 2×15″ cabinet loaded with EVM 15BX’s from around 1980(!)
Kenny G tour likes the Fender 5 string American Standard Precision Bass
In the studio, Focusrite ISA preamp ,miking an old MusicMan 80 watt 15″ bass combo.
Mick Donner custom made a couple electric uprights and Vail uses them live and in the studio.
Phil Kubicki X- Factor basses have been a mainstay for more than 20 years and they are still in use, especially live and for solo work.