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The Nashville diaries redux

Roger Glover; photo © Jim Rakete; image courtesy of Kayos ProductionsPart 3 of Roger Glover’s diaries covering the vocal sessions in Nashville has been published.

OCTOBER 2012

1 Monday
Up at dawn trying different lyrics for Weirdistan. In the studio, IG starts A Simple Song and makes good progress, finishing writing as we go. Lunch at a local kebab place makes me ill and although we work all day, I feel rough. Having used Bob’s lovely (and legendary) Fender Precision on some tracks, I am keen on getting one of my own. Kat accompanies me to a guitar shop where I try half a dozen expensive vintage Fenders but am not impressed. I’m just about to leave when I’m shown a salmon pink Fender Squier Precision, made in China. Salmon pink? I don’t know if I like that, it’s a bit bright. However, when I hear it through an amp, it sounds and plays great. I ask how much and he says something like two nine. Of course, I assume he means $2,900. No, he means $290. The salmon pink is looking not so bad. $300 with a case – amazing. It’s second hand but is like new. Whether I ever use it on stage is another matter but I have to get it. The salmon pink looks quite attractive now.

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4 Comments to “The Nashville diaries redux”:

  1. 1
    stoffer says:

    I love this kind of stuff?! Now What?! It does not sound good for US tour dates, Oh Well might get to use my passport afterall……….

  2. 2
    cyclone says:

    Sign it and I can double your money : )

  3. 3
    Randy says:

    Like being a fly on the wall. Thanks, Roger, for letting is inside.

  4. 4
    T says:

    The walls of my back room are covered with guitars of various makes hanging from mounted hooks. One thing I have learned is you do not have to pay a lot of money to get a great-sounding instrument.

    I was in the market for an authentic flamenco guitar, complete with golpes, ultra-low action (for an acoustic) and super light construction. I tried the big buck models from Spain or Spanish-labeled models made elsewhere and went with the Yamaha for a fraction of the price–and the difference in tone and feel was dramatic.

    Other cheapie gems I have acquired over the years include the First Act Vee-Dub Garagemaster, Vibracell, Laguna, a plethora of Danelectros, a garage-sale Ibanez from a starter kit that plays like a dream, a Peavey T-15 with awesome tone for their low-end guitar, a Daisy Rock Isis with awesome harmonics and many, many more–all had for around what Roger paid for his Squire.

    Nothing would tickle me more than to see a musician of his caliber play a bargain-basement starter bass on stage and stick it to the stuffy $2,500 crowd!

    Bet it would tickle Fender, too.

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