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Alex Lifeson's equipment in the chronological order he acquired them. Equipment with a unknown date is on the bottom.

Early YearsEdit

Guitars

Amplifiers

  • Kent
  • Marshall (#1)

RushEdit

Guitars

  • Gibson ES-335, Tobacco Sunburst
  • A rented Rickenbacker 12-string acoustic

Amplifiers

  • Marshall 50 watt with a 4x12 cabinet

Effects

Echoplex

Maestro Phase Shifter

Rush TourEdit

Guitars

  • 1968 Gibson ES-335, Tobacco Sunburst
  • A rented Rickenbacker 12-string acoustic

Amplifiers

  • Marshall (#2)

Fly by NightEdit

Guitars

  • Gibson ES-335, Tobacco Sunburst
  • Gibson Les Paul Standard (including the slide part on "Making Memories" with an old metal lipstick container)
  • A borrowed Martin acoustic for "Making Memories"
  • A rented Rickenbacker 12-string acoustic for "In the End"
  • Gibson ES-335, Walnut

Amplifiers

  • Fender Super Reverb
  • Marshall 50 Watt w/Single 4x12 cabinet

Effects

  • Cry Baby Wah-Wah
  • Maestro Echoplex
  • Maestro Phase Shifter
  • Morley Volume Pedal

Caress Of SteelEdit

Guitars

  • Gibson ES-335, Tobacco Sunburst
  • Fender Stratocaster (for Lakeside Park)
  • Fender 10 String Pedal Steel (for transition part of The Necromancer)
  • A borrowed classical guitar (for Panacea)
  • An Unknown brand 12 string electric guitar (for the last part of The Necromancer)

Amplifiers

  • Same As Fly By Night

Effects

  • Cry Baby Wah-Wah (on The Necromancer)
  • Maestro Echoplex
  • Maestro Phase Shifter (on Lakeside Park, The Necromancer, and No One At The Bridge)
  • Flanger for "The Fountain" (probably done by "actual" tape flanging as the Electric Mistress was not yet available)

2112Edit

Guitars

  • Gibson ES-335
  • Gibson Les Paul Standard, Heritage Cherry Sunburst (for some lead parts)
  • Gibson Dove Acoustic
  • Gibson B-45 12-string Acoustic

Amps

  • Fender Twin Reverb
  • Fender Super Reverb

Effects

  • Cry Baby Wah-Wah
  • Maestro Echoplex
  • Maestro Phase Shifter

2112 Tour (All the World's a Stage)Edit

Guitars

  • Gibson EDS-1275 Doubleneck, Cherry (Damaged)
  • 1975 Gibson Tobacco Les Paul w/ Pyramid Pickups
  • Gibson ES-335, Tobacco Sunburst

Amplifier

  • Marshall
  • Fender Super Reverb 4X10"

Effects

  • Cry Baby Wah-Wah
  • Maestro Echoplex
  • Fuzz Face distortion
  • Maestro Phase Shifter

A Farewell to KingsEdit

Guitars

Amplifiers

  • H/H Heads into Marshall 4x12 cabinets
  • Marshall 100-watt Super Lead

Effects

  • Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
  • Cry Baby Wah-Wah (Cinderella Man, Cygnus X-1)
  • Maestro Echoplex
  • Morley Volume Pedal

A Farewell to Kings TourEdit

Guitars

  • 1978 Gibson ES-345, Black
  • Gibson ES-335
  • Gibson ES-355
  • Les Paul Standard
  • Gibson EDS-1275, White
  • Gibson EDS-1175, Cherry
  • Custom Pyramid
  • Gibson Dove 6 string acoustic
  • Gibson J-55 6 string acoustic
  • Gibson B-45 12 string acoustic
  • Gibson C-40 Classical
  • Epiphone BG-50 mandolin (not sure what this was used for?)

Amplifiers

  • Marshall (#3)
  • Fender Twin Reverb

Effects

  • Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
  • Cry Baby Wah-Wah
  • Electro-Harmonics Electric Mistress Flanger
  • 2 Maestro Echoplexes
  • Morley Volume Pedal

HemispheresEdit

Guitars

  • Roland GR-500 Guitar Synthesizer
  • Zetaphon Guitar Synthesizer (not actually used on record)
  • Gibson ES-355, White
  • Gibson ES-335, Tobacco Sunburst

Amplifiers

  • Hiwatt
  • Fender Twin Reverb

Effects

  • Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
  • Maestro Echoplex
  • Electro-Harmonics Electric Mistress Flanger

Other Instruments

  • Moog Taurus Bass Pedals

Hemispheres TourEdit

Guitars

  • Gibson ES-335, Tobacco Sunburst
  • Gibson ES-355, Vintage White
  • Gibson Les Paul Standard
  • Gibson Custom Double-Neck
  • Custom built Pyramid
  • Hentor Sportscaster, White
  • Hentor Porkflapsocaster, Black
  • Roland GR-500 Guitar Synthesizer
  • Gibson Dove 6 string acoustic
  • Gibson J-55 6 string acoustic
  • Gibson B45-12 string acoustic
  • Gibson C-40 classical
  • Ramirez classical
  • Gibson ES-345, Tobacco Sunburst
  • Gibson ES-345, Ebony

Amplifiers

  • 3 Hiwatt 100s spread over four 4x12 Hiwatt cabinets and one Leslie cabinet
  • One spare amplifier and two spare cabinets
  • Fender J.B.L.Twin Reverb used for primary p.a. miking

Effects & Electronics

  • Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
  • Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress Flanger
  • Leslie Rotating Speaker
  • 3 Roland RE-301 Space Echo
  • Maestro Parametric Filter
  • Morley Volume Pedal
  • Ashley Preamplifier

Equipment

  • Omega Guitar Stand

Permanent WavesEdit

Guitars

  • Gibson ES-355, Vintage White
  • Pyramid Solid Body Custom
  • Fender Stratocaster, Black (Hentor Porkflapsocaster)
  • Gibson Dove 6 string acoustic (Nashville tuning)
  • Gibson J-55 6 string acoustic (standard tuning)
  • Gibson Howard Roberts, Cherry Sunburst
  • Zetaphon Guitar Synthesizer (not actually used on record)
  • Fender Stratocaster, Vintage White (Hentor Sportscaster)

Amplifiers

Effects

  • Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
  • Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress Flanger
  • Loft Analog Delay
  • Roland RE-301 Space Echo
  • Maestro Parametric Filter

Strings

  • Augustine
  • Martin

Picks

  • Kay White Nylon

Moving PicturesEdit

Guitars

  • Fender Stratocaster equipped with Gibson PAF in bridge, Red
  • Fender Stratocaster equipped with Gibson PAF in bridge, White
  • Fender Stratocaster equipped with Gibson PAF in bridge, Black
  • Howard Roberts Fusion
  • Gibson ES-355, Vintage White
  • Landola Doubleneck Acoustic Guitar
  • Pyramid Solid Body Custom

Amplifiers

  • Hiwatt DR-503
  • Marshall Club & Country Combos
  • Dean Markley

Effects & Electronics

  • Advanced Audio Digital Delay
  • Roland Digital Delay
  • MXR Distortion Pedal
  • MXR Microamp Preamplifier

Moving Pictures Tour (Exit Stage Left)Edit

Guitars

Amps

  • 2 Marshall Club & Country 50W Combos
  • 2 Hiwatt DR-503s with 1 Hiwatt 4x12 Speaker Cabinet each

Effects

  • Boss CE-1 Chorus Ensemble
  • Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress Flanger
  • Roland Tape Echo
  • Wah Pedal
  • Morley volume pedal

SignalsEdit

Guitars

Fender Stratocaster, Vintage White (Hentor Sportscaster)

Fender Stratocaster, Black (Hentor Porkflapsocaster)

Fender Telecaster, Blonde

Effects & Electronics

  • Deltalab Harmonizer
  • Yamaha E1010 Delay
  • Mutron Octave Divider

Signals TourEdit

Guitars

Grace Under PressureEdit

Two Fender Stratocasters he already owned were customized and given new Hentor headstock logos. The white strat was changed to Hentor Sportscaster and the black strat was changed to Hentor Porkflapsocaster. The name of the black guitar has forever been debated but it was confirmed by the Canadian Museum of Civilization who received this guitar and other equipment as a donation from the band.

Guitars

Hentor Sportscaster, White

Hentor Porkflapsocaster, Black

Hentor Sportscaster, Red

Power WindowsEdit

Guitars

Hentor Sportscaster, White

Hentor Porkflapsocaster, Black

Hentor Sportscaster, Red

Signature Aurora, White

Signature Aurora, Black

Signature Aurora, Dark Vermillion

Amplifiers

  • Gallien Krueger 250 ML
  • Dean Markley CD-120
  • Marshall JCM 800 (2)
  • Dean Markley CD-212
  • TSR Rockman
  • Marshall 2x12 Combo

Effects & Electronics

Power Windows TourEdit

Guitars

Amplifiers

Microphones

  • Sennheiser MD 421
  • Beyer M 201

Other Instruments

Effects & Electronics

  • Nady VHF 700 Wireless Transmitter
  • Roland SDE-3000 Digital Delay
  • Roland SRV-2000 Digital Reverb
  • Roland SDD-3000 Digital Delay
  • Roland Dimension D Spatial Expander
  • Yamaha QX-1 Sequencer
  • Emulator II

Hold Your Fire TourEdit

Tour Setup

Guitars

Keyboards

  • Yamaha KX76

Amplifiers

  • Gallien Krueger 2000 CPL
  • Mesa Boogie Strategy 400
  • Gallien Krueger cabinets

Microphones

  • Shure SM-57
  • Sennhheiser MD 421

Effects & Electronics

  • TC Electronic 2290
  • Yamaha SPX-90
  • Roland DEP-5
  • TC Electronic 1210
  • Rane mixer
  • Roland Dimension D

PrestoEdit

Amplifiers

  • Carvin
  • Roland

Presto TourEdit

Guitars

Effects & Electronics

  • Bradshaw Pedal Board

Roll the BonesEdit

Guitars

Roll the Bones TourEdit

Effects & Electronics

  • Mesa-Boogie Series 400 II Power Amplifier
  • Roland DEP-5 Reverb
  • Digitech IPS-33 Pitch Shifter

CounterpartsEdit

Amplifiers

Counterparts TourEdit

Amplifiers

  • Marshall 6300

Effects & Electronics

  • TC Electronics 2290 Delay
  • Roland SDE 3000 Effects Processor
  • Lexicon Delay
  • Lexicon Effects Processor
  • Digitech Preamplifier
  • Palmer PDI-3 Speaker Simulator

Test for EchoEdit

Guitars

  • 1963 Fender Stratocaster Reissue
  • Fender Telecaster Custom
  • Fender Elite Stratocaster  
  • Gibson ES 335
  • Gibson ES 355
  • Gibson Les Paul Custom
  • Dove PRS McCarty
  • Artist CE Bolt-on
  • Martin Classical
  • Godin Acousticaster
  • Larrivee

Other Instruments

  • Mandola

Amplifiers

  • Marshall JCM 800 100 watt
  • Marshall JCM 800 50 watt
  • Digitech GSP 2101 Tube Preamp
  • Palmer PDI-05 speaker simulator 

Effects & Electronics

  • Roland SDE 3000 (2)
  • Lexicon 224
  • Lexicon PCM 70
  • TC Electronics 2290 DDL (2)
  • TC Electronics 1210 Spatial Expander

Test for Echo TourEdit

Tour Setup

Guitars

  • 1976 Gibson Les Paul Standard
  • Paul Reed Smith Artist Series

Amplifiers

  • Gallien-Krueger
  • Marshall Anniversary
  • Marshall JCM 900
  • Mesa Boogie V-Twin (2)

Effects/Electronics

  • Alesis Multi-Effects Unit

VictorEdit

Vapor Trails TourEdit

Guitars

Amplifiers

  • Hughes & Kettner Triamp MKII
  • Hughes & Kettner Zentera

Effects & Electronics

  • Behringer Multigate XR4400 Pro
  • Behringer MX-602 Line Mixer
  • Behringer Ultralink MX-662 Channel Splitter
  • Behringer Virtualizer DSP 2024P Pro
  • Boss TU-12H Tuner
  • Custom Audio Japan GVCA-2 Rev. 3 MIDI Programmer
  • Digital Music Corporation GCX Audio Switcher
  • Digital Music Corporation Ground Control Pedal
  • Dunlop Volume Pedal
  • Dunlop DCR-1SR Wah
  • Hughes & Kettner Rotosphere
  • Samson UR-5D Wireless Receiver
  • Samson UT-5 Wireless Transmitter
  • Shure Antenna Distribution System
  • Shure U-1 Wireless Transmitter
  • Shure U4D Wireless Receiver
  • TC Electronics G-Force Effects Processor

Snakes & Arrows TourEdit

Guitars

Other Instruments

Amplifiers

  • Hughes & Kettner Switchblade 100

Effects & Electronics

  • Audio Technica AEW 5200 Wireless Receiver
  • Axess Electronics CFX4 Amplifier Switcher
  • Axess Electronics GRX4 Amplifier Switcher
  • Ernie Ball 250k Volume Pedal
  • Fishman Aura Acoustic Guitar Modeler
  • Furman PL Plus Power Conditioner
  • Furman PL-8 Power Conditioner
  • Mesa Boogie Amplifier Switcher\

Time Machine TourEdit

Tour Setup

Guitars

Keyboards

Amplifiers

Equipment

Clockwork Angels Tour Edit

Guitars

Amplifiers

  • Lerxst (copy of Marshall 2553 Silver Jubilee (Dirty sound)
  • Mesa Boogie Mk5 (Clean sound)
  • Hughes & Kettner Coreblade (For Lead Boost)

Effects & Electronics

  • Dunlop Cry Baby Rackmount + Pedals (also used as volume controller)
  • TC Electronics TC-1210 Spatial Expander & Chorus + Flanger
  • Ernie Ball Volume Pedal JR
  • Fractal Audio AxeFX 2 (x3, 1 for main, 1 for piezo pickups, 1 backup)
  • Korg MPK-130 MIDI Pedal Keyboard
  • Behringer Multigate ProXR550
  • RJM Effects Gizmo
  • RJM Amp Gizmo (x2)
  • RJM IS-8 Input Selector (x3)
  • Palmer PDI-03 Speaker Simulator (x3)
  • DMC System Mix
  • Audio Technica Antenna Distributor
  • Audio Technica AEW-R520 Dual Wireless System (x4)
  • Wireless Monitor Transmitters
  • Apple MacBook Pro (x2) (running Mainstage & GuitarRig 5)
  • UA Apollo Quad Digital I/O Interface (x2)
  • Furman AR-PRO C A/C Regulator
  • Furman Power conditioners
  • Tech21 Midi Moose
  • Axess Electronics FX-1 MIDI Pedal Board

GuitarsEdit

Other InstrumentsEdit

AmplifiersEdit

  • Fender Twin Reverb
  • Gallien-Krueger Celestion

EquipmentEdit

Effects & ElectronicsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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