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Posted 22 May 2015 - 02:51 PM

Okay, after pouring through videos of shows from the tour, I feel pretty confident in most of these (unless he's switching on the same song from night to night, but I haven't noticed that in non-rotation setlist tracks so far). I took the bass descriptions from the tourbook. If anyone has corrections or new information, please let me know, and I'll update this post.

Set 1:

The Anarchist - 1972 Fender Jazz Bass (Black)
Clockwork Angels - 1972 Fender Jazz Bass (Black)
Headlong Flight (with Drumbastica mini drum solo) - 1962 Fender Jazz Bass (Sea Foam Green)
Far Cry - 1962 Fender Jazz Bass (Sea Foam Green)
The Main Monkey Business - 1965 Fender Jazz Bass (White)  
One Little Victory - 1967 Gibson Thunderbird II (Polaris White)
How It Is - 1967 Gibson Thunderbird II (Polaris White)
Animate - 1964 Gibson Thunderbird IV (Sunburst)
Roll The Bones (with celebrity rappers video) - 1959 Fender Precision Bass (Olympic White)
Distant Early Warning - 1992 Zematis Bass (Black with engraved metal front)
Between The Wheels - 1959 Fender Precision Bass (Olympic White) with matching headstock  
Subdivisions - 1964 Fender Jazz Bass (Sonic Blue with matching headstock)

Set 2:

Tom Sawyer - 1972 Fender Jazz Bass (Black)
Red Barchetta - 1977 Rickenbacker Model 4001 (JetGlo)
YYZ - 1972 Fender Jazz Bass (Black)
The Camera Eye - 1968 Rickenbacker Model 4001 (BurgundyGlo)
The Spirit of Radio - 1966 Fender Jazz Bass (Fiesta Red with matching headstock)
Natural Science - 1977 Rickenbacker Model 4001 (JetGlo)
Jacob's Ladder - 1965 Fender Precision Bass (Burgundy Mist)
Hemispheres: Prelude - 1960 Fender Jazz Bass (Fiesta Red)
Cygnus X-1 - 1960 Fender Jazz Bass (Fiesta Red)  
Closer To The Heart - 1967 Rickenbacker Model 3261 (FireGlo)
Xanadu - 1978 Rickenbacker Model 4080/12 (FireGlo)
2112 Overture/The Temples of Syrinx/Presentation/Grand Finale - 1963 Fender Jazz Bass (Black with matching headstock)

Encore:

Lakeside Park - 1968 Fender Telecaster Bass (Paisley)
Anthem - 1968 Fender Telecaster Bass (Paisley)
What You're Doing - 1961 Hofner Solid Body 2 Pickup (Cherry Red)
Working Man (Garden Road riff at the end) - 1966 Fender Jazz Bass (Shoreline Gold with matching headstock)

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 02:53 PM

Also, I challenge the guitarists on the board to make a similar list for Alex. :) Model year might be harder to figure out, but the models and colours?

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 02:55 PM

Geddy with the thunderbird looks.... wrong, somehow.

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 03:13 PM

View PostDel_Duio, on 22 May 2015 - 02:55 PM, said:

Geddy with the thunderbird looks.... wrong, somehow.

I thought that too. It looks funny on him. But then they are oddly shaped basses.

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 03:14 PM

View Postgudbuytjane, on 22 May 2015 - 02:51 PM, said:

Okay, after pouring through videos of shows from the tour, I feel pretty confident in most of these (unless he's switching on the same song from night to night, but I haven't noticed that in non-rotation setlist tracks so far). I took the bass descriptions from the tourbook. If anyone has corrections or new information, please let me know, and I'll update this post.

Set 1:

The Anarchist - 1972 Fender Jazz Bass (Black)
Clockwork Angels - 1972 Fender Jazz Bass (Black)
Headlong Flight (with Drumbastica mini drum solo) - 1962 Fender Jazz Bass (Sea Foam Green)
Far Cry - 1962 Fender Jazz Bass (Sea Foam Green)
The Main Monkey Business - 1965 Fender Jazz Bass (White)  
One Little Victory - 1967 Gibson Thunderbird II (Polaris White)
How It Is - 1967 Gibson Thunderbird II (Polaris White)
Animate - 1964 Gibson Thunderbird IV (Sunburst)
Roll The Bones (with celebrity rappers video) - 1959 Fender Precision Bass (Olympic White)
Distant Early Warning - 1992 Zematis Bass (Black with engraved metal front)
Between The Wheels - 1959 Fender Precision Bass (Olympic White) with matching headstock  
Subdivisions - 1964 Fender Jazz Bass (Sonic Blue with matching headstock)

Set 2:

Tom Sawyer - 1972 Fender Jazz Bass (Black)
Red Barchetta - 1977 Rickenbacker Model 4001 (JetGlo)
YYZ - 1972 Fender Jazz Bass (Black)
The Camera Eye - 1968 Rickenbacker Model 4001 (BurgundyGlo)
The Spirit of Radio - 1966 Fender Jazz Bass (Fiesta Red with matching headstock)
Natural Science - 1977 Rickenbacker Model 4001 (JetGlo)
Jacob's Ladder - 1965 Fender Precision Bass (Burgundy Mist)
Hemispheres: Prelude - 1960 Fender Jazz Bass (Fiesta Red)
Cygnus X-1 - 1960 Fender Jazz Bass (Fiesta Red)  
Closer To The Heart - 1967 Rickenbacker Model 3261 (FireGlo)
Xanadu - 1978 Rickenbacker Model 4080/12 (FireGlo)
2112 Overture/The Temples of Syrinx/Presentation/Grand Finale - 1963 Fender Jazz Bass (Black with matching headstock)

Encore:

Lakeside Park - 1968 Fender Telecaster Bass (Paisley)
Anthem - 1968 Fender Telecaster Bass (Paisley)
What You're Doing - 1961 Hofner Solid Body 2 Pickup (Cherry Red)
Working Man (Garden Road riff at the end) - 1966 Fender Jazz Bass (Shoreline Gold with matching headstock)

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 03:53 PM

I think Hemispheres is the D standard tuned bass seen since 1996 and The Main Monkey Business bass is not a 1965 jazz (maybe the '72 blonde listed in equipment).

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 04:08 PM

View Post78jazz, on 22 May 2015 - 03:53 PM, said:

I think Hemispheres is the D standard tuned bass seen since 1996 and The Main Monkey Business bass is not a 1965 jazz (maybe the '72 blonde listed in equipment).

I think you're right. As soon as I put it up I realized it couldn't be the same bass on both, as Prelude was tuned down. Do you think it is the Fender Jazz Bass (Trans Red Custom Shop) one? I looked that up in Google Images and two pictures of Geddy playing what I think is the D-tuning one he used on Circumstances and 2112 before this tour. I'll look closer at TMMB (and others are welcome to as well), as I think you could be right there, too. The lighter coloured ones are so hard to pick out against the lighting.

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 05:11 PM

View Postgudbuytjane, on 22 May 2015 - 04:08 PM, said:

View Post78jazz, on 22 May 2015 - 03:53 PM, said:

I think Hemispheres is the D standard tuned bass seen since 1996 and The Main Monkey Business bass is not a 1965 jazz (maybe the '72 blonde listed in equipment).

I think you're right. As soon as I put it up I realized it couldn't be the same bass on both, as Prelude was tuned down. Do you think it is the Fender Jazz Bass (Trans Red Custom Shop) one? I looked that up in Google Images and two pictures of Geddy playing what I think is the D-tuning one he used on Circumstances and 2112 before this tour. I'll look closer at TMMB (and others are welcome to as well), as I think you could be right there, too. The lighter coloured ones are so hard to pick out against the lighting.

Are they tuning down a whole step or a step and a half?

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 09:39 PM

Wow.  What a lot of wonderful basses.

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 10:27 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 22 May 2015 - 05:11 PM, said:

View Postgudbuytjane, on 22 May 2015 - 04:08 PM, said:

View Post78jazz, on 22 May 2015 - 03:53 PM, said:

I think Hemispheres is the D standard tuned bass seen since 1996 and The Main Monkey Business bass is not a 1965 jazz (maybe the '72 blonde listed in equipment).

I think you're right. As soon as I put it up I realized it couldn't be the same bass on both, as Prelude was tuned down. Do you think it is the Fender Jazz Bass (Trans Red Custom Shop) one? I looked that up in Google Images and two pictures of Geddy playing what I think is the D-tuning one he used on Circumstances and 2112 before this tour. I'll look closer at TMMB (and others are welcome to as well), as I think you could be right there, too. The lighter coloured ones are so hard to pick out against the lighting.

Are they tuning down a whole step or a step and a half?

It sounds like just a step, but perhaps that needs to be checked.

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Posted 23 May 2015 - 07:53 AM

Hmmn, you can't edit posts that are a couple of days old, it seems. Here are three tentative changes to the original post, based on conversations on this thread and looking closer at some video.

The Main Monkey Business - 1972 Fender Jazz Bass (Blonde)
Natural Science - 1968 Rickenbacker Model 4001 (BurgundyGlo)
Hemispheres: Prelude - Fender Jazz Bass (Trans Red Custom Shop)

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Posted 24 May 2015 - 09:22 AM

Just  Geddy Lee could have done this...and he did it!! :dweez:

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 12:18 AM

I took pictures of every bass used in New Orleans, and I see 5 discrepancies from your initial post:

The Wreckers (not listed) is a Fender Jazz (white with tort pickguard, rosewood neck)

The Main Monkey Business was on a 1972 style Fender Jazz (White with tort pickguard, maple neck with black block inlays)

Between The Wheels was not a Precision - it was a Fender Jazz (White with white pickguard, rosewood neck)

The Spirit of Radio was the 1960 Fender Jazz Bass (Fiesta Red) - it had the concentric (stacked) knobs

Hemispheres was definitely the Custom Shop Fender Jazz (Bright translucent red with black pearl pickguard, maple neck with black block inlays)



Also note, the Rick 4080 Fireglo has seen most of the work so far this tour, but New Orleans was fortunate enough to see the old Jetglo!

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 03:37 AM

I love all of the basses he is bringing out but can't fathom why no Wal bass or Steinberger? I hate to bitch about this but Roll The Bones would have sounded excellent on the Wal and DEW on that Berger. Wish he would have brought them along.

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 07:07 AM

I guess the Wal and Steinberger just aren't vintage enough!

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 07:32 AM

It seems he's alternating the FireGlo and JetGlo doublenecks on Xanadu (JetGlo pic here).

Xanadu - 1978 Rickenbacker Model 4080/12 (FireGlo) / 1975 Rickenbacker Model 4080/12 (JetGlo)

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 11:44 AM

Is his Jet Glo Ric a 77?  Didn't he have it earlier than 77?   Or did he leave the original home and bring a different one on tour?  Anyone here remember seeing a natural Ric that was always photographed?  You can see it in the Moving Pictures videos shot at Le Studio.  Also, he's photographed with a white double neck in the MP tour book.

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 12:25 PM

View PostMieko8, on 25 May 2015 - 11:44 AM, said:

Is his Jet Glo Ric a 77?  Didn't he have it earlier than 77?   Or did he leave the original home and bring a different one on tour?  Anyone here remember seeing a natural Ric that was always photographed?  You can see it in the Moving Pictures videos shot at Le Studio.  Also, he's photographed with a white double neck in the MP tour book.

The 1975 date came from the list of his basses in the R40 tourbook. He's a bit OCD about collecting, so I would trust the date if it's not a typo.

I don't know the manufacture year of the white doubleneck, but I know the pic you mention. It's a 4080/6, I believe. I've never seen a picture of him playing it in concert, always just from that soundcheck photoshoot.

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 01:25 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 22 May 2015 - 03:13 PM, said:

View PostDel_Duio, on 22 May 2015 - 02:55 PM, said:

Geddy with the thunderbird looks.... wrong, somehow.

I thought that too. It looks funny on him. But then they are oddly shaped basses.

I am no expert on basses but that thunderbird model just doesnt seem to fit for songs like OLV/How It Is for me. Again I guess on any bass you shouldn't have drastic changes in sound, you are playing the same notes for that song maybe some differences in tone I guess? But still thunderbird just looks weird on him for OLV.

Could someone also help me understand how the double bass works exactly for Xanadu? I noticed on the new orleans video which is really good he plays the top part for most of it and I only saw him play the second part at the end I think. What exactly is the difference and is the whole thing more for show than anything? I imagine it would be since he played it fine on R30 with a normal bass.

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Posted 25 May 2015 - 01:34 PM

View Postmrfriendly, on 25 May 2015 - 01:25 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 22 May 2015 - 03:13 PM, said:

View PostDel_Duio, on 22 May 2015 - 02:55 PM, said:

Geddy with the thunderbird looks.... wrong, somehow.

I thought that too. It looks funny on him. But then they are oddly shaped basses.

I am no expert on basses but that thunderbird model just doesnt seem to fit for songs like OLV/How It Is for me. Again I guess on any bass you shouldn't have drastic changes in sound, you are playing the same notes for that song maybe some differences in tone I guess? But still thunderbird just looks weird on him for OLV.

Could someone also help me understand how the double bass works exactly for Xanadu? I noticed on the new orleans video which is really good he plays the top part for most of it and I only saw him play the second part at the end I think. What exactly is the difference and is the whole thing more for show than anything? I imagine it would be since he played it fine on R30 with a normal bass.

The top part is a bass, the bottom is a guitar.



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