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Rush equipment

Rush equipment

The musical equipments of Rush have changed many times over the years. Following is a collaboration of the gear they have used or are currently using.

Geddy Lee

  • Fender Jazz Bass, Geddy's original Jazz Bass from 1972 that he purchased in a pawn shop and continues to use to this day.
  • Rickenbacker 4001, used from 1975 to 1984
  • 2 Jazz Basses from 1996 that he used in part to create the album Test for Echo.Used for alternate tunings.
  • 2 "Jaco Pastorius" basses, one with frets and the other fretless.
  • 2 Avalon U5 Tube Direct Boxes
  • 2 SansAmp R.P.M. Bass preamps
  • 2 Palmer PDI 05 Speaker simulators
  • Trace Elliot Quatra-VR power amps
  • Sampson UR-5D wireless amp jack
  • The Henhouse

Alex Lifeson

Guitars

  • Gibson black Les Paul Custom
  • Black prototype Gibson Les Paul with Floyd Rose tremolo
  • Maple sunburst prototype Gibson Les Paul with Floyd Rose tremolo
  • Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue
  • Sunburst '58 reissue Gibson Les Paul
  • Gibson Alpin White EDS-1275
  • Tobacco sunburst '59 reissue Gibson Les Paul
  • Gibson Howard Roberts Fusion w/fishman piezo system
  • Gibson ES-355
  • 2 Garrison GGC-50-CE 6-string acoustic guitars
  • 3 Garrison G25-12-E 12-string acoustic guitars
  • Garrison OM-20 Octave mandolin
  • 3 Martin D12-28 acoustic guitars

Other Gear

  • Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 100 Guitar Amp Head
  • Hughes & Kettner Alex Lifeson Signature Edition TriAmp MKII Amp
  • Hughes & Kettner Tube Tools Tube Rotosphere MKII
  • Fishman Aura Concert Acoustic Guitar Imaging Pedal
  • Dunlop Crybaby Rack Wah
  • 1 Furman Power Conditioner PL-8
  • 1 Furman PL Plus Power Conditioner
  • 2 Behringer Ultralink mx-662 6 Channel Spliter/Mixer
  • 4 Audio Technica AEW5200 Guitar Wireless
  • 1 Audio Technica AEW-DA6600 Antenna Distribution System
  • 1 Whirlwind A/B Box
  • 1 Custom Audio Japan AC0912 System Power Supply
  • 2 Custom Audio Japan GVCA-2 Rev.3 Midi Programmable Volume Control
  • 1 TC 1210 Spatial Expander+Stereo Chorus/Flanger
  • 1 Behringer XR4400 Multigate Pro
  • 2 Digital Music Corp. GCX Guitar Audio Switcher
  • 3 Behringer MX602 Professional Splitter/Mixer
  • 4 TC Electronics G-Force
  • 1 Loft Modular Device
  • 3 Palmer PDI 03 Speaker Simulator
  • 2 Palmer PDI 03 Speaker Simulator
  • 1 Ernie Ball 25K OHM Volume Pedal
  • 1 Axess Electronics FX1 Midi Footcontroler
  • 3 Ω Brace Acoustic Guitar Holder
  • 1 Ultracase Guitar Vault
  • 1 Ultracase 8 Space Guitar Stand

Neil Peart

Drums

(All drums listed are from Drum Workshop unless noted otherwise)

  • 23" bass drum
  • 8", 10", 12", 13" 2x15", 16", and 18" toms
  • a 13" piccolo and a 14" VLT snare drum

Cymbals

Sabian

  • 13" Paragon Hats
  • Signature Paragon Hats 14"
  • Paragon Splash 08"
  • Paragon Splash 10"
  • Paragon Splash 10"
  • Paragon Crash 16"
  • Paragon Crash 16"
  • Paragon Crash 18"
  • Signature Paragon Crash 20"
  • Paragon Ride 22"
  • Paragon Chinese 19"
  • Paragon Chinese 20"
  • Paragon Diamondback Chinese 20"

Electronics

  • Roland V-Drums
  • Roland V-Cymbals
  • Roland TD-20 Brains
  • Roland XV 5080 samplers
  • Glyph hard drives
  • MalletKAT
  • KAT trigger pedals
  • Dauz trigger pad
  • Remo and Drum Workshop drumheads

Microphones

  • Audio-Technica and Shure
  • Snare(s) top: Audio-Technica ATM25HE
  • Snare bottom: Audio-Technica AE5100
  • 8, 10, and 12" rack toms: Shure Beta 98D/S
  • 13" rack and floor toms: Audio-Technica AE3000

And his 9' x 9' rotating riser to hold all of his drums on stage.

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