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#1 dpgreek

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 07:03 AM

Howdy fellow RUSHians...

Wondering if some of you knowledgable folks know which Hiwatts Alex was using around the late 70s....I think its mentioned around the time of A Farewell to Kings / Permanent Waves. Some say its the DR103, some say it's the Canadian version DR105 with different gain staging and I recently read someone batting around the idea of the DR504.

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 09:26 AM

You might find the answer in this June 1980 Guitar Player article below.

"Alex Lifeson - Rush's Kinetic Lead Guitarist"

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 01:39 PM

View PostRushFanForever, on 21 July 2020 - 09:26 AM, said:

You might find the answer in this June 1980 Guitar Player article below.

"Alex Lifeson - Rush's Kinetic Lead Guitarist"

That's a pretty cool article.

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Posted 21 August 2020 - 05:43 PM

that's great. I think I read that while ago but great reading it again.

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Posted 22 September 2020 - 06:29 AM

"Did you keep the Hiwatts for Permanent Waves?

Actually, on that album I used a number of different amp combinations. I used a Mesa/Boogie to drive a Marshall cabinet, a 100-watt Hiwatt head to power both a Hiwatt and a Marshall cabinet, and a Marshall Mark II head driving a Marshall cabinet with four 12" Celestions. Add to all that a Leslie with a Hiwatt head, which I also used on Hemisphere,. and that's about it for amps.






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