Throughout the years, both the band members and their accompanyists (when applicable) used a variety of instruments and equipment which, thanks in no small part to the surviving video and photographic sources, can be accurately documented, sometimes even detailed. Publications such as Fan Club magazines (especially those which were contemporary to each tour) and some early books are also very useful as they sometimes contain meticulous lists of what they took on the road.

Contributors to this section

  • Sebastian: General research, updating and copy-editing.
  • Eugenio Bartolo: Information on Roger's drum kits.
  • Simon Bradley (Guitarist magazine): Information on Brian's equipment.
  • Jens Karsunke: Information on synthesisers.
  • Mike Joyce: Information on Fender guitars used by Freddie, John and Brian.
  • Leon Rauch: Information on Roger's mics.