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What Is Your Favourite Guitar/Bass The Beatles Ever Used
26 July 2012
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Drake 42681
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What Is Your Favourite Guitar/Bass The Beatles Ever Used

  • Gibson J-160E - John(0% : 0 votes)
  • Gretsch Duo Jet - George(0% : 0 votes)
  • Hofner 500/1 - Paul(6% : 1 vote)
  • Gretsch Gentleman - George(12% : 2 votes)
  • Jetglo Rickenbacker 325 - John(18% : 3 votes)
  • Rickenbacker 360 12s - George(6% : 1 vote)
  • Gold Rickenbacker 325 - John(0% : 0 votes)
  • Jetglo Rickenbacker 325 12s - John(0% : 0 votes)
  • Hofner 500/1 with Pick Guard - Paul(12% : 2 votes)
  • Gibson J-160E - George(0% : 0 votes)
  • Fender Stratocaster - John(6% : 1 vote)
  • Russian Acoustic - John(0% : 0 votes)
  • Epiphone Casino - Paul(0% : 0 votes)
  • Blue Fender Stratocaster - George(0% : 0 votes)
  • Sitar - George(0% : 0 votes)
  • Gibson ES-345 - George(0% : 0 votes)
  • Gretsch 6 120 - John(0% : 0 votes)
  • Epiphone Casino - John(0% : 0 votes)
  • Rickenbacker 4001 - Paul(29% : 5 votes)
  • Fender Esquire - Paul(0% : 0 votes)
  • Burns Nu Sonic - George(0% : 0 votes)
  • Gibson SG - George(6% : 1 vote)
  • Gretsch Tennesean - George(0% : 0 votes)
  • Epiphone Casino - George(0% : 0 votes)
  • Purple and Blue Gibson J-160E - John(0% : 0 votes)
  • Vox Kengsington - John(0% : 0 votes)
  • Rocky Rainbow Fender Stratocaster - George(0% : 0 votes)
  • Fender Bass IV - John(0% : 0 votes)
  • Martin D-28 Acoustic - John(0% : 0 votes)
  • Martin D-28 Acoustic - Paul(0% : 0 votes)
  • Fender Jazz Bass - Paul(0% : 0 votes)
  • Gibson Les Paul - George(0% : 0 votes)
  • Gibson J-200 - George(0% : 0 votes)
  • Tabla - George(0% : 0 votes)
  • Fender Telecaster - George(6% : 1 vote)
Total Voters: 17

 

Dang! That was alot to type!!

Please vote and then confirm in the comments if i missed any

26 July 2012
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vonbontee
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Um, a sitar (much less a tabla!) is not a guitar...

Any any rate, I don't recognize or have any particular feelings one way or another about 80% of those instruments. With a few very limited exceptions, I can't tell one from another by ear alone. But I've always had a Gibson SG fetish so I'll go with that.

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
26 July 2012
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Drake 42681
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Yeah i thanks for noticing the sitar and yeah i have always liked the SG even though i dont have one and only played it once.

26 July 2012
10.27pm
FlyOn13
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Hofner bass all the way, baby!!!
(I secretly want one for myself...even though I can't play bass...)
;D

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26 July 2012
11.38pm
Long John Silver
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I love what John did to Epiphone (there is even a signature Epiphone called Revolution which is modeled after it, I want it so bad :/)

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26 July 2012
11.39pm
GeorgeTSimpson
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You forgot georges jazz bass (he played on it on Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Golden Slumbers and Carry That Weight), paul's epiphone taxan (yesterday, blackbird) and I think george also played on john's fender bass VI (Honey Pie). I have always ben a big fan of paul's rickenbacker bass so I'm going to take this, although I also like george's jazz bass (which is not on the list), everybody's epiphone casino, george's rosewood telecaster and george's les paul.

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27 July 2012
5.04am
Drake 42681
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GeorgeTSimpson said
You forgot georges jazz bass (he played on it on Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Golden Slumbers and Carry That Weight), paul's epiphone taxan (yesterday, blackbird) and I think george also played on john's fender bass VI (Honey Pie). I have always ben a big fan of paul's rickenbacker bass so I'm going to take this, although I also like george's jazz bass (which is not on the list), everybody's epiphone casino, george's rosewood telecaster and george's les paul.

 

Thanks for the information

27 July 2012
5.09am
Drake 42681
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Does anyone know how to edit a poll if so please reply

 

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27 July 2012
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mr. Sun king coming together
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You can't.

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27 July 2012
11.37am
Ben Ramon
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Paul's Rickenbacker.

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27 July 2012
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GeorgeTSimpson
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Ben you're also fan of paul's rickenbacker, why do you like it, I think it has a wonderful sound and it looks good.

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27 July 2012
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Ben Ramon
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I'm an experienced bassist myself, and I've always loved the Rickenbacker's heavy, fluid tone, as well as its aesthetic qualities- a lovely looking bass. Paul also did laid down some of his best work using it.

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27 July 2012
10.26pm
vonbontee
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Yeah, Rickenbacker bass 4ever! Love that trebly, grungy tone.
Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, Geddy Lee and LEMMY can't be wrong!

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
28 July 2012
3.00am
Into the Sky with Diamonds
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Some of these guitars are fairly anonymous.

The Hofner and the 12 string Rickenbacker are most iconic (especially the Hofner of course).

I always had a fondness for the SG (but first noticed it being played by Robby Krieger of the doors - Harrison didn't use it much). I finally bought one years ago. LOVED the looks but could never keep it in tune. Eventually traded it in for a special edition Telecaster...

Not being a bass player, I never really noticed the difference between the Hofner and the Rickenbacker.

(Pretty good list there, Drake 42681)

Hey, how about the painted guitar in Magical Mystery Tour? (too lazy to go look it up)

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28 July 2012
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unknown
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"Into the Sky With Diamonds" said:

Hey, how about the painted guitar in Magical Mystery Tour? (too lazy to go look it up)

That was Rocky, George's Fender Stratocaster.

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7 September 2012
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MKR
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I'm pretty sure George's blue strat and the painted rocky strat are the same guitar.  Unless George had two, which i don't think so.

 

Anyways, i'm going to go with the rosewood tele.  It inspired me to pickup a telecaster myself and it is such an awesome guitar with really a lot of variety.  Plays really fast too.  There's something about the guitar work on let it be and Abbey Road that so damn great.

7 September 2012
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Paul's Rickenbacker is far better than the Hofner in terms of tone and I've always thought it's a shame he doesn'ty play it anymore in favour of his iconic Hofner bass. So I voted for it.
But I also considered voting for a Casino but I didn't know whether to choose Paul, John or George's (they've all played an important role in the Beatles sound since '66. Paul was the first to use one, but John is way more famous for using it while I love George's use of it in Revolver (well, everyone's).
George's SG, Lucy (Les Paul) and "Rocky" (Stratocaster) would be a nice choice too..

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7 September 2012
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Von Bontee
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That is kind of a shame. The only reason he bought a Hofner in the first place is because it was affordable/available, isn't that right? Aesthetically, I always thought thought that violin body looked kinda silly, no matter how iconic it is.

He was happy enough to play the Rickenbacker onstage with Wings, so it's not as though he should feel tied to the Hofner as some kind of identifier. I dunno...

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
7 September 2012
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GeorgeTSimpson
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Maybe it's easier for him to play on the hofner nowhe's older because it's not very heavy. He played on a wal 5 string bass and on his hofner on his 1989-90 world tour, but (at least in the film get back) not on his rickenbacker. Has he played the rickenbacker after that? Live? In the studio?

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7 September 2012
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Von Bontee said
That is kind of a shame. The only reason he bought a Hofner in the first place is because it was affordable/available, isn't that right? Aesthetically, I always thought thought that violin body looked kinda silly, no matter how iconic it is.

He was happy enough to play the Rickenbacker onstage with Wings, so it's not as though he should feel tied to the Hofner as some kind of identifier. I dunno...

I really like the Hofner aesthetically; I think its symmetrical and unconventional look adds to the "mirror image" created when Paul/John or Paul/George were at the mic together, Paul's headstock going one way and John's/George's the other. However, I do prefer the sanded-down yellow Rickenbacker Paul used onstage with Wings, what a sexy instrument.

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