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ElderberryRyan



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:16 am    Post subject: Favourite Sound Period Reply with quote

What is you favourite period, gear wise, for alex's live and studio sound?

I'm a purist, so I absolutely LOVE his sound up until Permanent Waves, Gibson into Marshall, a classic. These days I find his amps don't have much presence sound wise on stage, however the guitar sounds on Vapor Trails are lethal!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To me Vapour Trails was far better than anything they have done before.
They seem to want to always step up their music a bit. I am hoping this next recording is better than even Vapor Trails that would really be something....
while I am at it, I'll hound once again... new tour, new tour after all I want to see visuals... that again is something Rush does better than anyone else. I hope that's all new too

Some people get tired of "Tom Sawyer" too not Me one of my favorite's
I got a list I've been pondering if they were to tour. I'll have to get around to posting it in that thread.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The early days.... (Lerxst shredding his old Gibby ES335 during Working Man, By-tor and the Snow Dog, Anthem etc.)

The infancy of the tape loops during those performances really set the stage for rock at that time too. I was mesmerized by the richness of the sound by this ONE guitarist in a rock trio, and I was changed forever.

Alex is a pioneer, no matter HOW much other guitarists slam him for his "economy" style of playing. I read over and over in Guitar Player how other guitarists would give him negative reviews, go "Duh" and shit like that.....

WHERE ARE THOSE PEOPLE NOW???
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being the headbanger that I am, it has to be the days when they were putting out AFTK and 2112 and the like.

Still, I won't trash the CDs with a different sound. I like that Rush's sound didn't stay the same but it evolved over time as they, as men, changed with experiences.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite combo was the Hiwatt stacks and the 335s around the Farewell period. Sprinkle in a little double-neck and it's "Christmas Dinner" all over again.
He also had the meanest wah sound I ever heard. It was screaming, contolled (then suddenly insane), and fatty-fat.
And didja ever hear anyone else get so much out of neck-scrapes? He'd sneak them in at the cleverest of times and they'd sound like a shrieking voice.
His finger tremolo/vibrato was much meaner in those days. Admittedly, after he started using a tremolo bar on strats, etc. he lost alot of that finger-to-fretboard discipline and power.

I'll always love 'm, but I daydream most about 1977-78.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Favourite Sound Period Reply with quote

ElderberryRyan wrote:
These days I find his amps don't have much presence sound wise on stage,


Those amps you see on stage are only there for stage sound. If you notice, there are no mics in front of them. The sound the audience hears goes through a rack of preamps and effects and then directly into the P.A.

I agree with BBO on favorite sound era.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

qouted from www.dinosaurrockguitar.com:


The classic Farewell to Kings-era Lifeson tone formula is: a Gibson guitar with twin humbuckers through a BOSS Chorus into an EL-34 based British tube amp (Marshall or Hiwatt). Switch the Gibby to a Super Strat with a humbucker and Floyd, and you're pretty much covered through Moving Pictures. After that, do you really care?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CygnusX1 wrote:
After that, do you really care?[/b][/i]


It's Alex.

HOW CAN WE NOT CARE?!??!?!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awip2062 wrote:
CygnusX1 wrote:
After that, do you really care?[/b][/i]


It's Alex.

HOW CAN WE NOT CARE?!??!?!


hahahaha that's my philosophy above....if you go to the site and read the whole feature, the writer pretty much nailed him.

I agree 100%, and the writer tells (EXACTLY) how I - personally - liked him better during the "Hard Rock" phase. IMHO, the "rock" is back with VT, so I'm kinda stoked to see what the next album holds.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hear it holds MORE rock for us!

*headbangeth*

\m/\m/
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awip2062 wrote:
I hear it holds MORE rock for us!

*headbangeth*

\m/\m/


I will also bangeth for those who cannot bangeth on their own.

I will bangeth by proxy. headbang
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorta like the strong man stands up for himself, the stronger man stands up for others?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awip2062 wrote:
Sorta like the strong man stands up for himself, the stronger man stands up for others?


thankyeeeeeew. But it's trans-gender, and YOUR turn's coming up sooner or later dear.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey now, if you think chicks don't stick up for stuff......
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awip2062 wrote:
Hey now, if you think chicks don't stick up for stuff......


I never implied that....that would be stupid. *looks for hiding place*
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