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Alex Lifeson and Hiwatt....?

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:37 pm
by withmittens
I didn't know until now that Lifeson used well as Twins and a 50 Watt Marshall Plexi for his sound. I knew Marshalls were a big part of it early on as well as an Old Carvin but Hiwatt?

apparently through the 80's into the 90's he used them in the studio. Even though that isn't the era I think of for great Rush the guitar work remains strong when it;s there. I always admired the clarity of tone and punch, i reckon the Hiwatt had something to do with it.

I play nothing like him but that tone is easy to cop with the MTS


Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:26 pm
by iekobrid
And a 5150 on Counterparts, I hear.

Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:32 pm
by withmittens
didn't know that and I've never played one of those, supposed to be very nice. are they good for classic tone as well as saturated?

He's got great tone and chops. too bad the music left little room for that s they went, though his chordal work is great and if he gets a solo it's usually perfectly done. I bailed after Grace, which was a great guitar record. just now listening to the more recent stuff again. great classic tones there. although at the end he did some great riffing and solos on the last two records.

my friends think I'm ridiculous for my Rush fandom. I know they're missing out