The story about Paul´s 4001S will continue soon. . Later when we went to America, I think for the Ed Sullivan Show in February of 1964, there was a show Rickenbacker had in this hotel suite, but I was sick at the time, I never made it, but I thought Rickenbacker had personally given me this guitar which was the twelve string I used right through Hard Day´s Night, Ticket To Ride and all those songs. If you've ever seen photos from behind the scenes at the 'Revolution' video shoot you can see his Fender Jazz Bass is present along with his old Hofner Cavern bass. He adds: - I don´t know if we ever paid them off, but. There was this scaled neck. Through the years he was using both Burns and Hofner type knobs.
However, this is a complete mistake. Never got to see Genesis with Peter out front. Finally an story relating to a hardship experienced by one of the Beatles can be expected to have a wide following and virtually always end up in the news. My first Genesis concert was for the 3 Sides Live tour in Toronto. Welcome to the story of The Beatles´ Rickenbackers! Paul McCartney´s 4001S with the Red Rose Speedway sticker. I played last December 31 with my band and the sound was incredible. Geddy used the Rickenbacker primarily in the early days of Rush, which were marked by first hard-rock that slowly transitioned into ever more complex hard-progressive rock.
The first photo of Lennon with the 325 with black finish was taken on December 31, 1962 at their last performance at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany. The twelve string Rickenbacker sound is a sound on its own. Paul's 4001S is only one of two lefties made in 1964. Both the Rickenbacker company and the many musicians were to benefit from the introduction of the first electric 12 string guitar. The Rickenbacker bass was also heavier than his light-weight Hofner which may have added to his reluctance to accept the bass earlier.
My only critique is I found it difficult to play with the back pickup cover in place. It is also known that John´s guitar was quite scratched and beaten after being heavily used for a long time, and badly in need of cosmetic changes. ?? Example: there is a nice space between the first large pickup and the second which allow you to rest you thump easily with a Zero-Mod. But with an unknown luthier or Guitar Center Maintenance, I'd rather speak about the truss rod adjustment procedure with them, just to prevent any misunderstandings about the 4001 special truss rods Do you have a photo of your bass? The most significant difference between the two is the manner in which they are strung. After all John Lennon did not have the reputation of being the most technically minded person. Pan the pickups hard left and hard right.
This instrument never became George´s favorite. It has not been found yet. Shipped to London by the Rickenbacker company in March 1964. The Beatles made an afternoon performance. George favored this bass - restrung for to normal on the Abbey Road cuts where he played bass. © 1999 by Rickenbacker Int'l Corp. After returning to Liverpool he replaced the Kauffman Vibrola tailpiece.
First off, the service was excellent and I got a great price like always through Sweetwater. If it feels like playing a normal string tuned at E-standard, and you're pleased with the setup, then I'd say: play it and have fun! But it´s pretty good from what I remember. Insert different effects pedals in each signal path to craft immersive stereo soundscapes. His guitar is still unmodified. Geddy Lee Geddy Lee gets an extremely grinding, growly tone that is impossible to ignore.
For crunch or highly distorted sounds, you simply increase the gain on the lead channel. Anyway, if it's in a beaten-up condition, I'd get it to a luthier I trust, ask for his advice and let him do the setup. It was probably the pickguard that prevented it from fitting properly or perhaps it was improperly installed. He only used it for a short time. That photo is dated to September 30. There is a surprising absence of any stories in newspapers and magazines regarding this event. With their punchy treble, solid bottom end, and ringing sustain, Rickenbacker basses helped forge the sound of classic rock in the capable hands of progressive bassists such as Chris Squire and Paul McCartney.
Its Vintage Tone Selector activates a capacitor in the treble pickup circuit to emphasize the high end, so if you're a bassist who likes to stick out in the mix, listen up. The exact date of its disappearance and its current whereabouts remains unknown. It can be seen in the background of the 'Two Of Us' video looking exactly as it did when he got it but in mapleglo now. Its distinctive, elegantly curved body shape is also notorious, accentuated by a subtle strip of binding. In Bass Player magazine, a couple of years back, Paul explained that he was presented with the bass in February 1964, but didn't accept the offer until it was presented to him for free.
From our online Guitar Gallery that allows you to see and select the exact instrument you want to our 55-point Inspection process and our in-house guitar techs, we take the guesswork out of buying your next guitar online. The other boys wanted to give him a chance to try out this new guitar, so off they went to his hotel. Set up was perfect and the bass was flawless! I used to play it in concerts for years and it never gave me any trouble. If you have the bucks you will not be disappointed! George brought his Fender Strat, John his Gibson J-160, Paul his Rickenbacker 4001S and Ringo brought his bass drum. John Lennon´s second Rickenbacker 325 Later in February 1964 John Lennon received his second 325. Sweetwater's Sales Engineers are regarded as the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the music industry, with extensive music backgrounds and intense training on the latest products and technologies. If you want to play with a pick, the sound is as deep as you play with your fingers.
It started on August 15 at Shea Stadium in New York City. It was like this bass was made for my hands and my hands only!!!!! In addition, if you want to play behind the large pickup, it's nice too. For the Lamb show they were the first cover band ever that Genesis licensed and provided all the original slides for the visuals. In the summer of '68, Don Randall gave the Beatles one silverface Deluxe, a silverface Twin, and a suitcase model Rhodes piano. I've wanted one of these for years but typically have had more guitars than I can use. It would appear that the Bigsby was considered as a more reliable vibrato tailpiece.