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#1 grep

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 12:10 AM

FJ, if this isn't appropriate for the main Rush forum, please move it as you see fit.

So, I had my copy of the book delivered yesterday. It's big, and heavy. An impressive coffee table book just by the look and size of it.

I've only flipped through and read the interview with Bill Wyman so far (I'm not spoiling). But the book is stunning. The photography of his collection, the layout, the other photos, the typesetting - all high end stuff.

If you play, or are just a Ged fan, I recommend picking up a copy of this book. Good stuff.

Those are my first impressions.

Has anyone else seen it yet?


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#2 Slim

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 12:16 AM

Just had a look at the Kindle edition preview. I liked this:
 

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Not as expensive as I thought it would be - £18.19 for the hardbook edition, as I type.



#3 grep

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 12:24 AM

^^ Yeah, that is really something. Put a big smile on my face reading it.


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#4 The Macallan

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 01:01 PM

Alex seems like such a genuinely cool and funny guy. I’d love to hang with him and have a few beers.

And to hang with Ged, drink wine and talk baseball

And to hang with Neil, drink Macallan and ... stare uncomfortably at the wall, third line

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#5 Slim

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Posted 21 December 2018 - 09:50 PM

Not as expensive as I thought it would be - £18.19 for the hardbook edition, as I type.

 

By this morning this had gone up to £55, which is closer to what I thought it would be. Sort of wish I'd ordered one last night ..



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Posted 29 December 2018 - 05:07 PM

It's back ordered a few weeks on Amazon, but I ordered it yesterday because the price suddenly dropped to $46 US (tag price is $75) and I got a $50 gift card for Christmas.  So it's supposed to ship sometime in the second half of January, and it'll be a nice late Christmas gift to myself, especially at that price!



#7 nickslikk2112

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Posted 29 December 2018 - 10:09 PM

By this morning this had gone up to £55, which is closer to what I thought it would be. Sort of wish I'd ordered one last night ..

Bought a copy for £22 yesterday, being as I'd got  £25 Amazon voucher.

Apparently. it's now down to £16.44...


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Old Rush Good, New Rush Bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


#8 Slim

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Posted 31 December 2018 - 12:31 AM

Thanks! Just ordered it for £16.something.



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 02:14 PM

So, for those who have a copy, does it cover all the instruments he actually used in Rush with observations and reminiscences about them, or is it more about the instruments he's acquired since deciding to become a collector and the history of the bass in general?



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Posted 31 December 2018 - 03:38 PM

So, for those who have a copy, does it cover all the instruments he actually used in Rush with observations and reminiscences about them, or is it more about the instruments he's acquired since deciding to become a collector and the history of the bass in general?

 

There is a section about his Rush basses near the end of the book.


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Posted 01 January 2019 - 11:10 AM

Would like to think that the old Teardrop bass gets a mention and a couple of pics (I assume the old boy still has it). Special to me because I only ever saw it once, on the first UK tour in '77. The book hasn't arrived yet.

 

Surprised it hasn't been scanned and posted online somewhere already, not that I would approve of that.



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Posted 01 January 2019 - 12:59 PM

Spoiler Alert: It's about basses.


Hey there goes Alex. He's loaded with money. Wow he's really set himself up great.


#13 grep

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 07:12 PM

Spoiler Alert: It's about basses.

 

Spoiler: He writes about P-basses pretty extensively. There's lots of photos.


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