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Further players, not widely known for playing/owning Steinberger guitars or basses. Some of them weren‘t too fond of Steinies...:


Jeff Beck (tested a custom made GL2T prototype /w passive Seymour Duncan Humbuckers but returned it, see here or here)

Greg Chaisson (Badlands, L2)

Steve Farris (Mr. Mister)

Charlie Hargrett (Blackfoot, GL4T)

Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)

Frank Itt (German bass legend)

Mike Klvana (Hall&Oates, L2)

Mick Mars (Mötley Crue)

Mark Mendoza (Twisted Sister, see interview)

James Murphy (Testament, GM4S)

Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash)

Matthew Nelson (Nelson, XL2T)

Richard Page (Mr. Mister)

Rick Parfitt (Status Quo, GM)

Jaco Pastorius (owned a L2, check out this interview from 1984)

Joe Perry (Aerosmith GM, see pic)

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crue)

Kasim Sulton (Todd Rundgren's Utopia, had a Steinberger bass because everybody had one. But he wasn‘t very fond of it, see interview)

Dan Spitz (Anthrax, GL)

Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills & Nash)

Terry Uttley (Smokie, GM)

Johnny Winter (Tested a GL but didn‘t keep it)




Let me know, if I‘ve forgot to mention someone!  A list of actual endorsers can be found here.

Guitar Players (alphabetical order):


Carlos Alomar (David Bowie)

Jennifer Batten (GL)

Richard Bennett (Neil Diamond, GL, see video)

David Bowie (M and L guitars, see pic)

Vito Bratta (White Lion, M guitar, see pic)

Buckethead (GS, see pic)

Vivian Campbell (DIO, Whitesnake)

Felicia Collins (Al Jarreau, GL, see video)

Warren Cuccurullo (GM, Zappa, Duran Duran, see pic and video)

Steven Dees ( Hall&Oats, see pic)

Rick Derringer (see pic)

Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult, see pic)

Rick Emmet (Triumph, GM Double neck, see interview)

Bill Frisell [Klein, see pic]

Reeves Gabrels (Tin Machine, see pic)

Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead, see pic)

Brett Garsed (GS, see pic)

David Gilmour (GM, GL see pic)

Brad Gillis (Night Ranger)

Jason Gobel (Cynic, GM, see pic)

Mick Goodrick [Klein, see pic]

Michael Hedges [Custom made Klein Harp guitar, see pic]

T.J. Helmrich (GM, see vid)

Michael Hill (Michael Hill‘s Blues mob, see pic)

Allan Holdsworth (GL, see pic)

Steve Howe (Yes, Asia, GM12, see video)

Jinmo (Jinmo, GL2T, see video)

Henry Kaiser [Klein, see pic]

Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits, GL, see pic)

Fred Mandel (Elton John)

Paul Masvidal (Cynic, GM, GR, see pic)

Steve Miller (GS see pics)

Steve Morse (Deep Purple,12 String) check out this interview from 2002

Dean Pleasants (Suicidal Tedencies, GL see video around 1:02)

Gary Pihl (Boston, GS and GL doubleneck, see pic)

Lou Reed (Klein, GL12, Transcale, see pic]

Vernon Reid (back then /w Ronald Shannon Jackson, GL, see link)

David Rhodes (Peter Gabriel, GL see pic and interview /w pics)

Steve Rothery (Marillion, GM double neck 6/12, see pic)

Arlen Roth (see 1988 interview)

Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike&The Mechanics, GL, GM see pic)

Neal Schon (Journey, GM Doubleneck, see pic)

Gary Shider (Funkadelic, see pic)

Charles Smith (Kool & The Gang, GL2T, see video)

Paul Stanley (KISS, GL, see video)

Dave Stewart (Eurythmics, GL)

Darryl Stuermer (Genesis, GM see link)

Andy Summers (Kleinberger, see pic)

David Sylvian (GL, see pic)

David Torn (see pic)

James Blood Ulmer (GL2, see video)

Edward Van Halen (GL see pic - he even put TransTrems on his Signature EVH guitars, see pic)

Joe Walsh

Kazumi Watanabe (GL, see link)

Leslie West (Mountain, GP, GM, see pic)

Dweezil Zappa (GM, see pic)

Bass Players (alphabetical order):


Dawayne Bailey (XL2, Chicago, see pic)

Garry „Gary“ Beers (INXS, L2, see video)

Walter Becker (Steely Dan)

Robert Bell (Kool & The Gang, XL2, see video)

Richard Bennett (Neil Diamond)

Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge)

Tony Bowers (Simply Red, L-Bass, see Ad)

Pete Briquette (Boomtown Rats, L2, see pic)

Dan K. Brown (The Fixx see video)

Gerald Casale (DEVO, L2, see pic)

Peter Cetera (Chicago, see link)

Felton Crews (Miles Davis)

Kim Deal (Pixies, XM, see video)

John Entwistle (The Who)

Lutz Fahrenkrog-Petersen (Nena, L2, see video)

Eric Falconer (Bay City Rollers, see pic)

Dean Garcia (Eurythmics, see Interview)

Roger Glover (XL2,Deep Purple, see pic)

Jerome Harris (XL, Sonny Rollins and many more, see pic)

Davey Johnston (Elton John, see pic)

Darryl Jones (back then w/Sting, L2/5, see video)

Les July (KD Lang, Slash, Dr. Dre, XM2, see pic)

Greg Lake (back then w/ASIA, L2)

Bill Laswell (see pic)

Geddy Lee (Rush, L2 see pic)

Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, L2, see pic)

Alex Machacek (GM, see pic and video)

Dee Murray (Elton John, L2, see pic)

Nils-Henning Oersted Pederson

Ben Orr (The Cars, XL2, see pic)

Manfred Praeker (Spliff, XL2, see pic)

Mike Rutherford (Genesis, Mike&The Mechanics, see pic)

Robbie Shakespeare (see pic)

Günther Sigl (Spider Murphy Gang, L2, see pic)

Leland Sklar (Phil Collins and countless others, L2, see video)

Curt Smith (Tears for Fears, L2, see video)

Dave Spitz (Black Sabbath, White Lion, see video)

Sting (L2, see pic)

Jamaaladeen Tacuma (XL2, see pic)

John Taylor (Duran Duran, XM2, see pic)

Ross Valory (Journey, L2, see video)

Andy West (Dixie Dregs, the boom for Steinbergers started when he played one at the 1980 NAMM Show, see band pic)

Tina Weymouth (L2, Talking Heads, see pic)

Cliff Williams (AC/DC, L2, see pic)

Bill Wyman (XM, XL, see pic)

Cliff Young (AC/DC, L2, see video)

Steinberger Players


Was there any player in the early eighties who didn't have one? Here‘s a list (sorted alphabetically) that also includes Klein players as Steve Klein started his business under the flag of Steinberger and was using their hardware: