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A spare for the spare - just to be safe. Guitar wise, I carry four Status Buzzard four-string basses totally made of graphite to my own design and two Status Buzzard eight-string basses.
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After hundreds of different speakers and pre-amp changes, I discovered a guy who made me my present ASS speaker cabinets.
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I ain't heard anyone play like I do in my band and I am very happy about that.
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I am writing a book and that takes third place of importance.
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I deep sea fish a lot.
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I don't mind doing the Who tours when they come along but I want to get out there and play.
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I don't wish my career on anyone.
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I got a couple on per album but my problem was that I wanted to sing the songs and not let Roger sing them.
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I have got an anthology album out. The American version has got the same mixes but the European version, I remixed them in the studio and added a couple of things that I have always wanted to add.
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I love playing for people.
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I mean, Eighteen years old is the age of consent in Europe and you can go anywhere and do anything you like. In America, it is dumb. At eighteen you should be able to do anything that you like, except get married.
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I mean, if you play like me you better have your own band because nobody wants that amount of participation from a bass player.
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I set myself up to be a bass guitarist and bass players get a lot more work than people like me.
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I started out with an 18" speaker, which lived in an open-back cabinet. The rest of the band (we had no roadie at the time) objected to the heaviness of the cabinet with the 18" inside it.
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I supply the music for Vampires, which is a new series that's coming out.
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I want to play what I am able to play and not play what I used to be able to play.
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It is great to be back in a four piece band where there are a whole bunch of holes to fill and I do it. It is exactly what I want.
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It was a fourteen piece band and it was very easy to fill in those holes because there aren't any holes any more. They are cramping my style.
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Our problem is that we play in a bunch of big bars and a whole lot of the younger people can't get into them and it is really frustrating.
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Rather than use a cross over type system, I use three separate amplifier systems: one for bottom, one for the mid and one for top.
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So by the time I taught myself the bass guitar at the age of 14, my hands were already pretty nimble.
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That was the producer who produced a couple of my solo albums. He produced my second, third and fourth solo albums. It was his project and I just joined him on it. I sang on one and played bass on another one.
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The first eight songs we were using someone else's monitors and it is hard to follow the changes when you are jamming if you can't hear those who you are jamming with.
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This band makes sure that we have whole sections of stuff that are free form so that they don't know what we are doing next, that is the fun part of playing. You are playing something that you haven't ever played before.
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We have nine hungry Rottweilers on the farm.
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We insisted to Marshall that we needed a 100-watt amplifier for more power. They insisted it was impossible, but made one anyway. Pete and myself bought the first four.
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We were gradually playing larger venues and in the early days PA systems were kind of non-existent. So to play loud, we had to use louder equipment. The PA systems back then didn't mic the instruments - only the vocals.
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We'll open for anyone, we are just looking to play.
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What I feel I am doing now is giving to the people exactly what they paid for but never actually heard before.
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When I go home I do some artwork, I do some drawing and see what is coming next.
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When I was six years old I was forced by my mother to learn piano, which I hated. However, it loosened up both my left and right hands.
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With bass, especially bottom end, the vibration has to happen on stage otherwise the feel is wrong. This is why you can't scale the equipment down too far.
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