Roger Glover playing a Ric?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by purfektstranger, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
  2. BassManPatsFan

    BassManPatsFan Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    San Francisco
    Well, Rics were his basses way back when...

    He switched to vigier because they asked him to endorse them, and he thought that they were a little ric-ish or something like that.

    I guess he's just getting back to his roots.
  3. GSRLessard14

    GSRLessard14 All-Things-Claypool Enthusiast

    Jun 23, 2005
    Newington, CT
  4. loendmaestro


    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    He recently had his old Rick restored. Took the Jazz bass p/u's out of it. Can't tell what's in there now, but it's nice to see him with the Rick again...
  5. Yeah, true to his roots. I always remember him playing a Rick. That was a key part of DP's sound...
  6. Rezdog

    Rezdog Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    T.Rez, Canada
    Greetings from the North,
    The Machine Head album. Ricki.
  7. iamthebassman


    Feb 24, 2004
    Endorsing Artist: Phantom Guitars, Eastwood Guitars
    I ONLY think of him with his Ric, can you think of a reason why he wouldn't have used Vigier back in the early 70s? I can...
  8. NICE!!!! I gotta get me one!!!
  9. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    >>>> Because Vigier wasn't in business then, and the "Excess" model he plays didn't come out until 1996. Vigier just introduced the Roger Glover Signature model for 2006, it features a new 3 band preamp designed by Glockenklang, (instead of the 2 band Vigier pre) and a few other other little goodies. I can't wait to try one!

  10. purfektstranger


    Apr 10, 2003
    " ONLY think of him with his Ric, can you think of a reason why he wouldn't have used Vigier back in the early 70s? I can..."

    ...point taken. Did Glover ever use a Fender Precision in DP?
  11. That's such a heartwarming sight.
    don't like his Vigier sound - too brittle. The Rickenbacker is a monster.
  12. loendmaestro


    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think "In Rock" is all P-bass & "Fireball" is a Mustang.
  13. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    I thought he always played a ric. :confused:
    Shows how much I know :p

  14. 73jbass


    Apr 17, 2004
    The last tour DP did with Ritchie Blackmore,Roger played a Pedulla Thunderbass for the entire show,than switched to his Ric for the "Smoke on the Water" encore.Like a lot of folks,I could only see Roger with his Ric.
  15. that ric in smoke on the water made me WANT to play bass.
  16. Wasn't that a Tune bass?
  17. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC Music. Warwick U.S. distribution
    according to Roger Glover he never liked Ric basses!:confused: :confused:

    He said the only reason he played them was because they were the only bass that could cut through Lord's keys and the guitar. Keep in mind that stage sound was much more of a mess in those days.

    He said the Ric didn't have nearly enough bottom but at least he could hear himself. He said his favorite bass of the day was a T-Bird.

    Also said Jazz basses cut but they were way too noisy.