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    Posted: April 19 2005 at 18:23
I was watching the Rush Chronicles DVD yesterday, and the Limelight video, when I saw at one point Geddy was holding a double neck bass, one was a guitar, and one was a bass. What songs live did he play this instrument on? Does anybody have a clue?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2005 at 18:24

Xanadu

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2005 at 18:25
Originally posted by Reed Lover

Xanadu

Big smile

That's what my first thought was. Thanks Reed.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2005 at 18:41
Not the first - Danbo get your Hellborg photos out again. And the great jazz bassist Miroslav Vitous during his short jazz rock/funk period in the late 70's was photographed for the front cover of his album Magical Shepherd (reissued on CD 2003r, and also featuring Herbie Hancock and Jack DeJohnette) with a double-necked lead/bass guitar. And even Mike Rutherford.......................
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2005 at 18:52
Besides Xanadu, I think a lot of their early material he had a double neck guitar/bass too. At least from 2112 to Hemispheres he used one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2005 at 19:01

^Not so,the first time he used the double-neck was on A Farewell To Kings.

Geddy was the first to have a Rickenbacker Double-Neck,I believe.




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2005 at 19:27

Hey reed, you seem to be up on Geddy and his bass stuff, I had a quick question.  The bass solo in the Trees, after the 1st verse, is one of my alltime favorite bass solos.  What kind of aeffect is he using there?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2005 at 20:34
^ sounds like a phaser to me, but I could be wrong. Reed, can you clear this one up?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2005 at 20:56

Originally posted by Dick Heath

Not the first - Danbo get your Hellborg photos out again.

 

You must mean this one:

 

Strange? They both appear to be 4 string basses. Must be alternate tunnings.... both are fretted too.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2005 at 20:58

Is this the picture?

 

Maybe the one in the stand?

 

Ah ha, this is it, eh?



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2005 at 21:02

More Jonas Hellborg:\

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2005 at 21:03

Ain't this one purty?

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2005 at 21:40
Originally posted by danbo

 

That was the guitar that he was using, different picture (it was a moving picture, really- no pun intended though- because it was a clip in the Limelight video) though.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2005 at 22:43
Originally posted by Cygnus X-2

Originally posted by Reed Lover

Xanadu

Big smile

That's what my first thought was. Thanks Reed.

Actually, on 'Xanadu' Geddy plays a double neck bass and 12-string electric guitar. During the very last section, he plays some arpeggios on 12-string while Lifeson delivers the final melodic lines.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2005 at 23:03
Originally posted by Cesar Inca

Originally posted by Cygnus X-2

Originally posted by Reed Lover

Xanadu

Big smile

That's what my first thought was. Thanks Reed.

Actually, on 'Xanadu' Geddy plays a double neck bass and 12-string electric guitar. During the very last section, he plays some arpeggios on 12-string while Lifeson delivers the final melodic lines.

Thanks, I was just about to ask in which part of Xanadu does Geddy play the guitar.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 19 2005 at 23:50
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2005 at 00:18

 I do believe that Mike Rutherford had one of the first Rickenbaker double necks. Check photos from the Gabriel era!

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2005 at 04:42
Originally posted by Reed Lover

^Not so,the first time he used the double-neck was on A Farewell To Kings.

Geddy was the first to have a Rickenbacker Double-Neck,I believe.

Actually , I also think that Rutherford had one before him. It was a 12 strings and bass too.

I saw recently a fun foto (but the comments were depicting prog) of both Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson playing double nech guitars (Lifeson's was a white Gibson SG if I remember well)

How about John Paul Jones's triple neck guitar?!?!



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2005 at 05:54
Don't make me bring Rick Nielsen into this!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 20 2005 at 06:03

Originally posted by James Lee

Don't make me bring Rick Nielsen into this!

 

That would a cheap shot!

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