Goodbye chicken roaster: Geddy Lee endorses Orange amplifiers
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-06-05)
Part of the fun of attending a Rush concert over the last several years was in seeing what bassist Geddy Lee would have onstage in place of a wall of bass speakers. Using a Sansamp overdrive/DI for his basses to go straight to the PA left Rush with a huge hole to fill onstage. Seeking to balance guitarist Alex Lifeson's wall of amps, Lee chose to use several industrial washing machines -- complete with rotating clothes -- or a few six-foot-tall chicken rotisseries, tended by a roadie dressed as a chicken. The fun ends now: the legendary bassist/singer has decided to endorse Orange bass amps.
The band recently announced a forty date North America tour where they will be playing, for the first time ever, their classic album ‘Moving Pictures’ live in it’s entirety. Geddy will be using 2 x Orange AD200 bass heads together with 2 x OBC410 4x10”Bass Cabinets on the tour.
Rush is one of rock’s most influential bands, racking third for most consecutive gold or platinum albums after The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. They have sold more than 40 millions albums worldwide across a career that spans over four decades. Respected for both their virtuoso musicianship and song writing, the band have legions of fans.
Lee’s technical and skill is widely recognised. He has influenced a generation of players and has won countless awards including winning six times ‘ best bass player’.
Geddy has been working with fellow band mates Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart on their 20th studio album called ‘Clockwork Angels’ with a tentative launch for Spring 2011. They launched two songs from the new album on June 1, 2010 via digital music providers.
Rush recently won the 2010 Heineken Audience award at the New York’s Trebica film festival for their new film rockumentary ‘Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage’. The film will be screened worldwide on June 7th and tickets for the London and Finish screening sold out in 9 minutes, prompting organisers to add more dates.
If you care to emulate Lee's new setup, be ready to drop some serious cash: The AD200 head has a street price of $1.999 USD and the OBC410 sells for $975 USD.
For more information on orange amps visit http://www.orangeamps.com
From a press release.