List of the Beatles' instruments
I am thinking of selling it. Pat Comment left 12th November Harrison's most prominent guitar from until early was a Fender Stratocaster. Thank you Darin Morris for doing such an awesome thing for our Shortly thereafter, he upgraded to a brand new Rickenbacker , a much-improved version of his Capri. A Tribute to the Beatles Sgt. Although the bass guitar was introduced in , bass amplifiers lagged far behind.
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Derek See Comment left 25th February Reply to Derek See's comment. Murray Comment left 10th December I cannot remember what year it was made. I am thinking of selling it. I hurt my left hand and can't play anymore. Can you tel me what year it was made and what it might be worth. Thanks Murray Reply to Murray's comment.
Vintage Guitar and Bass Comment left 17th April Value depends on condition, completeness etc, and most importantly where you offer it for sale, and how quickly you wish to sell. So again impossible to say. Reply to Vintage Guitar and Bass's comment. Pat Comment left 12th November Anyone know what thesr guitars typically go for? Reply to Pat's comment. If you look at any Beatles documentary from you will always see it there even in the Apple offices at times , it is all through the Lennon Imagine films and documentaries and also the Harrison documentaries and it was even on stage during the Concert for George, as a tribute when George died.
Both have 6G6-B circuit. Although the bass guitar was introduced in , bass amplifiers lagged far behind. For a decade, bassists had to make do with guitar or accordion amps ill-suited to reproducing low-frequency sounds. Suddenly, everybody was learning to play guitar, bass, or drums, and combos were forming in every town across the nation. While many of the English groups were using strange gear made by Vox, most music stores in the U. At this time, Leo and company had some 15 years of amp-building experience under their belts, and they were building what proved to be perhaps the most durable—and desirable—amplifiers ever made.
This amp featured the relatively new at the time piggyback design, with separate amp head and speaker bottom, which provided flexibility as well as an illusion of size. Obtained and used during the Rubber Soul sessions, first used on " Nowhere Man ", it was originally Sonic Blue in colour until Harrison gave it a psychedelic paint job, using, among other substances, his wife's sparkly green nail polish.
Originally a "gold top" model, the guitar was refinished with a dark red stain before it got to Harrison. The guitar can be seen in the "Revolution" promo video and the Let It Be film—in addition to a rosewood Telecaster specially flown to him by Fender. Lennon and Harrison both purchased Epiphone Casinos in the spring of They were used extensively in the recording of the Revolver album and continued to be used throughout their remaining years along with other instruments.
Lennon extensively used his Casino as can be witnessed in the film of their final concert at Candlestick Park, , as well as in the Let it Be film when playing on their studio in London. Lennon's Epiphone Casino was double-tracked to get sufficient distortion to satisfy Lennon in the intro to Revolution.
Although they purchased the guitars with sunburst finishes, both Harrison and Lennon later stripped the finishes off the guitars, claiming it allowed the guitars to "breathe" better. Lennon's stripped-down Casino can be seen in video footage of the famous "Rooftop Concert".
Lennon used an Epiphone Casino almost exclusively from until the group's break-up and is even seen with it during the sessions for his Imagine album. This model, with two pickups very close to the neck and almost touching each other, was replaced in by a newer model, whose pickups were spaced much farther apart, in a more conventional manner. In October he switched to a Rickenbacker model S, during the recording of Rubber Soul as seen in pictures from those sessions ,  but certainly by the recording of " Paperback Writer ".
It would be his principal choice for the remainder of The Beatles' career. It can be seen in footage from Let It Be and in the "Revolution" promo video. Although microphone usage varied somewhat according to the requirements of each song, the group's recordings at Abbey Road most often employed Neumann U47 or U67 microphones for electric guitars and one or more Neumann U47s unidirectional ; U48's "figure eight" bidirectional pickup pattern for vocals and most other instruments.
The AKG C was used as well, particularly on the bass speaker amplifier. Early in their recording career the drums usually were recorded with only two microphones: Later, more microphones were used on the drums.
Available studio documentation and interviews with their former recording engineers indicate that this microphone was not used for recording in the studio. With the group's encouragement, recording engineer Geoff Emerick experimented with microphone placement and equalization. For example, he obtained the biting string sound that characterises " Eleanor Rigby " by miking the instruments extremely closely—Emerick has related that the string players would instinctively back away from the microphones at the start of each take, and he would go back into the studio and move the microphones closer again.
He also used a speaker as a microphone to increase the bass level whereas a microphone would overload from the air pressure. Ringo Starr bought a set of Premier drums in , but in June made the switch to a four-piece Ludwig set.