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#61 Rushman14

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:37 PM

I've never seen him use so many basses before. I think he has a problem.

Edited by Rushman14, 27 July 2015 - 03:06 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:53 PM

The collector's gene is a problem.  When I see people who collect things and obsess over it, it makes no sense to me, whether it be baseball cards, antiques, cars, etc.  How many Porsche's does Seinfeld have?  I guess if you can afford it, God bless.  But what about those who can't and do it anyway?  It's a sickness.

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:55 PM

Don't foget, Geddy also has 5,000 bottles of wine and an insane amount of baseballs.  His collector gene is not limited to basses.

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 05:04 PM

he shoulda pulled the Stienberger with a racoon hat to match his old hairsyle in GUP-

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 06:04 PM

View PostYYZ Working Man, on 27 July 2015 - 05:04 PM, said:

he shoulda pulled the Stienberger with a racoon hat to match his old hairsyle in GUP-

Geddy talks about all his basses in this webisode. He said one tour with the Steinberger was enough haha.

https://qello.com/?f...bisode4facebook

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:29 AM

View PostMieko8, on 24 July 2015 - 10:22 AM, said:

Anyone know why he chose to leave his famous black Rick at home?  I wish he would have played it.

He donated it to the Canadian National Archives.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:33 AM

View PostRush-O-Matic, on 31 July 2015 - 10:29 AM, said:

View PostMieko8, on 24 July 2015 - 10:22 AM, said:

Anyone know why he chose to leave his famous black Rick at home?  I wish he would have played it.

He donated it to the Canadian National Archives.

No.  He donated his black double neck.  That's not the bass I asked about.  I asked why is touring with a burgundy 4001 instead of his black 4001.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:41 AM

View PostMieko8, on 31 July 2015 - 10:33 AM, said:

View PostRush-O-Matic, on 31 July 2015 - 10:29 AM, said:

View PostMieko8, on 24 July 2015 - 10:22 AM, said:

Anyone know why he chose to leave his famous black Rick at home?  I wish he would have played it.

He donated it to the Canadian National Archives.

No.  He donated his black double neck.  That's not the bass I asked about.  I asked why is touring with a burgundy 4001 instead of his black 4001.

D'oh, my bad. I read too quickly.

What are the little black bar things under the strings on many of his basses? They didn't used to be there.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:58 AM

View PostRush-O-Matic, on 31 July 2015 - 10:41 AM, said:

View PostMieko8, on 31 July 2015 - 10:33 AM, said:

View PostRush-O-Matic, on 31 July 2015 - 10:29 AM, said:

View PostMieko8, on 24 July 2015 - 10:22 AM, said:

Anyone know why he chose to leave his famous black Rick at home?  I wish he would have played it.

He donated it to the Canadian National Archives.

No.  He donated his black double neck.  That's not the bass I asked about.  I asked why is touring with a burgundy 4001 instead of his black 4001.

D'oh, my bad. I read too quickly.

What are the little black bar things under the strings on many of his basses? They didn't used to be there.

They are called tug bars. On older basses they were put there for bassists to anchor their hand on and play with their thumbs. They were mainly on Fender basses of the 50's/60's.  The bar moved on the top side of the strings (then called a thumb rest) after a few years then disappeared. (And has since come back on reissue basses)  People could add a tug bar to a bass if they wanted. I saw the one on the Ric he's been playing this tour. That was obviously added by the previous owner.

Edited by EagleMoon, 31 July 2015 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:19 PM

I was trying to figure out what bass Lee is playing in the Dec. photo of the Rush 2017 calendar.  This list helped a lot!

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 07:16 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).
The MMB bass is a 72 blonde Geddy says is the most similar to his #1 :geddy:

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 10:01 PM

What throws me for a loop on that bass is if it is truly blonde or olympic white that has yellowed.

While it is a nice bass, I feel like I have yet to see a picture or video that accurately represents the body and seeing R40 twice did not help (thanks, stage lights).

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 07:51 AM

View Post78jazz, on 13 December 2017 - 10:01 PM, said:

What throws me for a loop on that bass is if it is truly blonde or olympic white that has yellowed.

While it is a nice bass, I feel like I have yet to see a picture or video that accurately represents the body and seeing R40 twice did not help (thanks, stage lights).
my bet is that is a blonde :eyeroll:



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