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Alex Lifeson (Rush)
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In the old days (70s and early 80s) and now again in the present, Alex is using Gibson guitars (Les Pauls and 335s). In the 80s, he shifted to a Fat Strat, and in the 90s it was a PRS.

Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Wine Red

Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Wine Red

The Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar features a one-piece mahogany neck, carved maple top and warm-toned mahogany body. An ebony fingerboard with pearl block inlays gives it a bright attack. 490R and 498T Gibson humbuckers deliver warm rhythm and hot, solid lead sounds. Gibson also includes a tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece, and bound body, neck, and head with gold hardware.


Gibson Memphis ES-335 Dot Plain-top Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish Vintage Sunburst

Gibson Memphis ES-335 Dot Plain-top Electric Guitar with Gloss Finish Vintage Sunburst

The Gibson ES-335 Reissue Electric Guitar is about the most versatile guitar you can have. Classic semi-hollowbody design and dual '57 Gibson humbuckers combine to produce everything from full-bodied growls to singing sustain. The ES-335 also features a thin tapered 1960s neck and rosewood fingerboard (24-3/4" scale), body/neck binding, nickel-plated hardware with Grover heads, tune-o-matic bridge with stopbar tailpiece, separate volume and tone controls, and a 3-way switch.


Gibson EDS 1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry

Gibson EDS 1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar Heritage Cherry

The Gibson EDS 1275 Double Neck Electric Guitar is the original! The same model and set up used by Jimmy Page on the live version of "Stairway To Heaven." It's totally handmade in Nashville and quantities are extremely limited. Two solid maple necks are set on a surprisingly lightweight, mahogany body. Each features two "Patent Applied For" humbuckers and 20 fret rosewood fingerboards with inlays. Tune-o-matic bridges and vintage tuners along with 3-way selector switches on both necks allow you to create a range of sounds that are literally out of this world. Includes a custom Gibson hardshell case .


Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 Ten-Top Electric Guitar Dark Cherry Sunburst

Paul Reed Smith Custom 22 Ten-Top Electric Guitar Dark Cherry Sunburst

The PRS Guitars Custom 22 Ten-Top makes no compromises in its quest for excellence. It features a stunning Ten-Top carved flamed maple top on a mahogany back. Its wide, fat, mahogany neck is exquisitely shaped. The rosewood fretboard is generously decorated with abalone bird inlays. 14:1 low-mass locking tuners. PRS tremolo. Dragon II pickups with 5-way rotary selector give you instant access to a rich variety of sounds. The tone of this guitar is as vibrant and impressive as its appearance.


Fender American Deluxe Fat Strat FMT Electric Guitar Bing Cherry Transparent Ebony

Fender American Deluxe Fat Strat FMT Electric Guitar Bing Cherry Transparent Ebony

The Fender American Deluxe Fat Strat FMT is absolutely stunning a beautifully crafted Strat topped by a 1/8" piece of solid flamed maple that is hand bent to the contoured top to create a perfect sonic and visual complement. The Fat Strat has S-1 switching together with a pair of new Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups plus a humbucker in an SSH configuration giving you a universe of tonal possibilities. It has an alder body, a maple C-shaped neck with ebony fretboard, medium-jumbo frets, and abalone dot inlays. The American Deluxe includes a Fender hardshell case.



Amplifiers

Hughes & Kettner Alex Lifeson Signature Edition TriAmp MKII Amp

Hughes & Kettner Alex Lifeson Signature Edition TriAmp MKII Amp

The Hughes & Kettner Alex Lifeson Signature Edition TriAmp MKII Amp harnesses 3 individually variable preamps sporting 2 channels each for a breathtakingly large sonic spectrum with pure tube tone and characteristics. Preamp one dishes up vintage clean, preamp 2 delivers crisp-and-crunchy rock grit, while preamp 3 serves creamy lead and ultramodern thunder. TriAmp Control section includes dual gain controls and 3-band EQ for each preamp; resonance for preamp one; and global effects level, presence, and volume controls. Effects loop operates as parallel, serial, or -10dB. This Alex Lifeson signature amp is able to satisfy the demands of extremely discerning players. Hughes & Kettner includes footswitch with effects loop with your TriAmp MKII.Special features include purple face illumination and crocodile Tolex covering. $50 from each TriAmp sale will be donated to UNICEF. The first 500 amps worldwide will be serially numbered and include an Alex Lifeson signed statement, a Rush tour book, the Rush CD Summertime Blues, and an Alex Lifeson guitar pick.


Hughes & Kettner Alex Lifeson Signature Series 4x12 Inch Cabinet

Hughes & Kettner Alex Lifeson Signature Series 4x12 Inch Cabinet

A 4 x 12" guitar cabinet loaded with original 60s-model speakers. These Celestion G12Ms Greenbacks' distinctively punchy yet gloriously airy sound is the key to mind-blowing clean, crunch and classic rock tone.Alex Lifeson, the iconic guitar player for Canadian progressive rock band Rush, has amazed fans all over the world for more than 30 years. His reliable partner in tone is Hughes & Kettner's state-of-the art TriAmp. This 4 x 12 cabinet is the perfect match for the TriAmp head, right down to the hip black crocodile-style tolex covering one look and you ll be hooked!



Effects

Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal

Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus Pedal

The versatile Boss CH-1 SUPER Chorus produces the swirling chorus sounds heard on many rock, jazz, country, funk, and other popular music recordings.


Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah Pedal

Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah Pedal

If you play the real thing - the Dunlop Original Crybaby - you get the real sound. The heavy die-cast steel construction of this stomp box can take all the stompin' you've got in you. Totally smooth, silent, consistent, and easy to control. Made in the USA. Uses optional ECB03 power supply.


Lexicon PCM 81 Digital Effects Processor

Lexicon PCM 81 Digital Effects Processor

The PCM 81 has everything that made the PCM 80 the top choice among studio effects processors, and more. More effects (300 presets), more algorithms, and longer delay (20 seconds). Each effect has an uncompromised stereo reverb with several voices of additional effects. A full complement of Pitch Shifters provides doubling, quadruple-tracking, chorus, and pitch correction within a range of up to 3 octaves up or down in one cent increments. With 2 Lexichip processors, 24-bit internal processing, a true stereo signal path, balanced analog I/O, full AES/EBU, and S/PDIF digital I/O, the ability to mix analog and digital, and extensive modulation capabilities, the PCM 81 offers a wide range of studio quality effects.



I honestly don't know exactly which model phase shifter and tape delay Alex uses, but either of these pedals should get you into the ballpark of his Rush sound.
Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter Pedal

Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter Pedal

The Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter Pedal is jam-packed with vintage and modern phasing effects, including Rise and Fall modes for unique, unidirectional phasing. Syncing these phasing effects is as simple as tapping the Boss PH-3 pedal to tempo. Includes classic multistage phasers with selectable stages. Boss gives you a 5-year warranty with the PH-3 Phase Shifter Pedal.


Electro-Harmonix USA Small Stone Phase Shifter Pedal

Electro-Harmonix USA Small Stone Phase Shifter Pedal

This Electro-Harmonix USA Small Stone Phase Shifter Pedal produces super warm and rich phasing tones. That's why this stompbox is a classic around the world. Includes 9V battery.


Hughes & Kettner Replex Tube-Driven Tape Delay Simulator

Hughes & Kettner Replex Tube-Driven Tape Delay Simulator

The Replex is a premium-class tone-shaping tool that provides tube-driven reverb and echo with tape delay simulation. It precisely replicates the complex sound-shaping properties of the great '60s tape delays and is far more musical and varied than conventional digital delays without the hassle and unreliability of tape devices. In addition to producing the warm sound of topnotch spring reverbs, it offers individually variable single-head and multi-head delays. Includes power supply.


Boss DD-6 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

Boss DD-6 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal

Over 5 seconds of delay time, tap tempo without external footswitch, and reverse mode make the Boss DD-6 Digital Delay Guitar Effects Pedal one of the most versatile and interesting guitar effects you'll ever rely on. First-of-its-kind Warp mode generates radical delay effects instantly. Mode, level, feedback, and delay time controls. Includes 5-year warranty.



Instructional / Videos

Alfred Rush - Guitar Anthology Series Book

Alfred Rush - Guitar Anthology Series Book

20 titles from 11 albums include "A Passage to Bangkok," "Closer to the Heart," "Cold Fire," "Distant Early Warning," "Dreamline," "Freewill," "New World Man," "Red Barchetta," "Red Sector A," "Roll the Bones," "The Spirit of the Radio," "The Trees," "Tom Sawyer," "Working Man," "YYZ," "Xanadu."


Hal Leonard Rush in Rio Live DVD

Hal Leonard Rush in Rio Live DVD

The first concert DVD from Rush! This 2-DVD set features 28 songs on Disc One, including "The Spirit of Radio" and "Tom Sawyer," and a documentary on Disc Two. Includes bonus features which viewers can uncover by discovering hidden "Easter Eggs" in the DVD. Running time: 4 hours.


Hal Leonard Rush - R30 - 30th Anniversary World Tour DVD

Hal Leonard Rush - R30 - 30th Anniversary World Tour DVD

The first disc in this deluxe edition features live performances of 20 songs, including the exclusive R30 Overture." The second disc includes several interviews and rare performance footage from the anthem vault" from the '70s to the Canadian Tsunami Relief Benefit. Over 4 hours of total DVD footage!



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