Roger Glover equipment
Here's what Roger Glover said about his basses in alt.music.deep-purple a while ago:
Subject: Re: Rainbow Smoke, Purple bass stuff From: (BAsec5) Date: 25 Jul 1995 03:43:46 -0400
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >Roger - what bass are you playing nowadays? >I've seen you with one of those Steinberger >thingies with no head and precious little body >(bit like myself really), and also the classic >Rickenbacker. Still use these?
The Steinberger was favoured a few years back, since then I've had a love affair with TUNE (A Japanese company, now sadly wiped out by the earthquake), and I have a Tobias and a Pedulla which I'm currently investigating, but my favourite bass as I write is a Vigier (French). I've been unhappy with the sound of the Rick, and trundled it out on Smoke - more for the looks than the sound - but it now has a new nut and sounds a lot better. It's a great looking bass IMO.
Roger participated in a AOL chat where a discussion on his basses came up:
Q: I saw a Cologne 93 video and you play on a Rickenbacker bass - it really cuts through. You used the Rickenbacker bass on the encore - why not use it in the set? It has a great bright deep bottom.
RG: The Rick is hard to play, sounds dodgy to me but recent work has improved it. who knows?
Q: What is your set up now? On the album? On the tour?
RG: I'm playing a Vigier, which looks really like the Rick, and the sound isn't far off either.
Q: Where are these basses from?
RG: They're French basses. I have 2 of them.
Q: How many basses do you own?
RG: Other basses... I don't like to sound flash but I don't know. 15 or 16 I suppose.
Thanks to Michael Friedman and Roger Glover for providing the info.