Lemmy Bass Rig – Motorhead -” Know Your Bass Player”

Lemmy Bass Rig – Motorhead -” Know Your Bass Player”


When you think of Lemmy,
the next words that come to mind should be. Marshall amplifiers and Rickenbacker basses
While you’re not wrong, have you ever stopped and wondered about his
other basses?! Lemmy? Other basses?! Let’s find out. Ian “Lemme a fiver” Kilmister has stated,
pretty much at every opportunity. That he is not a bass player but a guitar
player who plays bass, , So for the next few minutes I’m going to
be talking about Lemmy and his humble beginnings with the electric guitar. But if you want to skip ahead to the bass
guitars you’ll find it at the time shown on screen
here. No doubt some people have skipped ahead,
Can I ask you guys a big favour? In the comments below, type out something
like “ OMG I can’t believe Lemmy used THAT guitar!” They’ll check the comments and will have
to rewatch it to find out what they missed. I’m a child at heart … Much of Lemmy’s past prior to Motorhead
involved him playing electric guitar. — Originally it was his mother who kindled him
with the curiosity of music. —
On the wall in his childhood home was a Hawaiian steel guitar. Apart from the general curiosity however,
Lemmy admitted that playing primarily appealed to him to impress the chicks . As Lemmy grew up he joined various bands over
the years. —
The main ones of interest were the Sundowners and the DeeJays. It was in these bands Lemmy was used a Hofner
Club 50 guitar. In 1962 Lemmy left his childhood town of Stoke
on Trent For the city of Manchester. Here he soon joined a band called the Motown
Sect. And was in possession of an Echo 40V guitar. He wasn’t much of a fan of this guitar
and soon swapped it for a Harmony Meteor. —
This then fell out of favour and was traded for a Gibson 330. In his autobiography,
Lemmy reminiscences that he regretted trading the Meteor. Following the Motown Sect
Lemmy joined the Rockin’ Vicars, who made good with a few successful singles
and toured eastern Europe. He would stay with the Vicars for over two
years, from 1965 till 1967. The band communally owned a Fender Jazzmaster
which they would all share. Lemmy at this time owned a Fender Telecaster
after … you guessed it. Trading his 330. He then decided to modify the groups Jazzmaster
and added the Telecaster neck onto the body of the Jazz. According to Lemmy
“That was a wonderful guitar and I played it right through my time with the Vicars. When I left, I had to give them the Jazz’s
body back” At this point Lemmy spent the next few months
working as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix before playing in the British psychedelic
rock band Sam Gopal. Subsequently over the next few years
Lemmy spent his time dossing in squat houses with his guitar slowly collecting dust, hung
up on the wall. But all that would end in the year 1971. Where Lemmy would met Hawkwind’s Michael
“DikMik” Davies. And that means the bass guitar people should
be joining us any second now — ssh shh … Oh, we weren’t talking about you skipping
forward by the way … So, eerr bass guitars then. Hawkwind
Lemmy’s bass career officially starts with Hawkwind. In his autobiography White Line Fever. Lemmy declares the day he joined Hawkwind
was the first day he ever played bass. The story of how Lemmy got stuck with bass
is almost the stuff of legend. The band had a show that day in London. and the bassist at the time Dave Anderson,
didn’t show up. To quote Lemmy ”like an idiot,
he (Anderson) left his bass in the van, which paves the way for a successor, doesn’t
it? You’re almost inviting somebody to come
along and take the job off you, which I did.” The bass Lemmy picked up was in fact his very
first run in with a Rickenbacker. Unfortunately, he had to deal with the fact
that it didn’t belong to him. He of course “borrowed it” for the occasion
and had to give it back to its rightful owner sooner or later. As a result,
Lemmy then bought his very own bass of off Del Dett-mar – synth player in Hawkwind –
a Hofp bass from Germany, resembling a Gibson SG and made famous in
music video “Silver Machine” In 1972. Notably this bass was bought from a luggage
auction at Heathrow Airport. Lemmy admitted he still owed Del £27 quid
for it. In today’s money that would be 338 pounds
or just over 400 dollars. It’s been suggested that the Hopf was stolen
which gave way to Lemmy using his own Rickenbacker. Ric 4000
Lemmy’s very first Rickenbacker was a 4000 model which he heavily modified. That may come as a surprise to some but let’s
look at the details. You could argue the bass to be a Ric 4001S
which came with 2 pickups and a dotted inlay as stock. However, when you compare the placement of
the tone controls to a 4001S model. You’ll notice they don’t sit the same. They are slightly further apart. Take a look at the screw placement too. This tone knob sits in front of the screw
on the 4000 while its behind in the 4001S. The pickup toggle switch is also in a different
place. So what exactly happened to this bass? Well, there’s hardly any photos of this
bass pre-mod which is a real shame. In some interviews the bass was described
as salmon pink and Lemmy sanded off the colour
Leaving it with a quilted maple look. When we do see pictures of the bass in the
mid 70s, it has 4 pot controls and a Thunderbird pickup
in the neck. From my research it’s been suggested
that on some Ric 4000 models. You can remove the pickguard and find a cavity
for a neck pickup and routing already precut. Meaning Rickenbacker shipped 4000’s and
4001S’s identically but left out the Ric O Sound and additional
pickups on the 4000. An interesting character trait of Lemmy’s
was that he loved to tinker with his equipment. Hot Rodding his amplifiers – which we’ll
get to shortly and customising his basses. Typically,
changing their aesthetics with stickers, hardware and different tone knobs. With this bass in particular,
it’s been seen with so many stickers and refurbishments and modifications —
it could very easily be mistaken for another bass altogether. A full list of all the stickers and changes
to the bass can be found in the show notes otherwise if I list them all
we’ll be here all day and we got better things to talk about A recognisable sticker would be a small Luft waka A recognisable sticker would be a small Luft waffle eagle on the lower horn typically seen in in Hawkwind
and a rye shad la on a shield on the upper horn in Motorhead. You can also identify this bass by the progression
of the string guides on the headstock. Disclosed in Lemmy’s autobiography
he mentions how strings would pop out of the nut on this bass. A friend then added a string bar holding the
strings down in place. Over the years this Ric had a straight nut
bar (stop snickering in the back please), and 2 circular disc trees holding down the
strings. The bass later also had a stencil that spelt
out “kiss my ass” first seen in 1981. Following this on tour in 1995 a new stencil
emerged – “motherfucker 1”. After the tour this bass was pretty much retired
and last seen in Rickenbacker factory tour around 2009. In the video, Lemmy’s bass is in shop for
a refurbishment. With all the hardware removed we are left
with the skeleton of this bass. We can see the hollowed and filled remains
of a Ric-O-Sound in this angle. As well as a crack made when the bass was
said to be dropped by a disgruntled roadie. And of course you can hardly miss the cut
out for the thunderbird pickup. A footnote to this section;
Lemmy also played with a Gibson Thunderbird II (2)
during the tail end of Hawkwind before it was reported stolen. As we all know, Lemmy was kicked out of Hawkwind
for doing “the wrong drugs” As a result. Motorhead was born,
playing their first gig in July 1975. Motorhead 4001
He used his 1st bass exclusively until around 1979. Thereon he bought a new Rickenbacker 4001
which would feature the “Ace of Spades” sticker. It’s white with black binding and also seen
on a collection of music video releases from 1981. Notably. Motorhead, Overkill, No Class, and Bomber. Much of this 4001 remained stock apart upgrading
the pickup – There’s much to say about pickups and I’ll
get to it later on. Out to lunch
Also making a debut in 1981 we see the arrival of a third Rickenbacker
with a maple body and dotted maple neck. It’s commonly known as the “born to lose
out to lunch bass”. It also raises some controversy. At that time Rickenbacker didn’t make basses
with a maple fingerboard. No doubt there were some custom options
but it wasn’t stock at this moment in time. It’s been said that Lemmy bought this bass
off a friend, so it’s a mystery what it’s original state
was. According to Lemmy,
when he got the bass it already had the maple fingerboard
but the frets were pulled out and in need of repair. He also pointed out that the headstock had
a bunch of holes in them from previous tuner keys being installed. It did have a Ric-o-sound however
so it looked like an original Ric that was modified. Footage of the bass shows a skunk stripe down
the back of the neck. Meaning it could have started life as a 4001. However as the years passed the bass was heavily
customised and refurbished on at least 3 occasions. Not only was the bass cleaned up,
different knobs were added like kitchen cooker and chicken head knobs. Even the jack socket moved from the bottom
to the front of the bass. You’ll recognize stickers on this bass such
as the Iron Cross on the body and the black stars on the inlays. This was Lemmy’s main tour bass between
1981 and 1995. Making appearances on BBC’s the Young Ones
and music video releases, One Track Mind, Shine and I Got Mine. It was last seen on stage in 2003 at the Motorhead
Walk of Fame Induction. Quilted 4003
Around 1984 a quilted Ric 4003 appeared briefly on tour. It features a sticker of cartoon character
Wimpy from the Popeye series. —
It was then seen again freshened up in the 1995 music video Sacrifice. Now, I’ll admit it does look similar to
the white 4001. However this bass appears to be quilted and
have a white binding. Where the 4001 is white with a black binding. While Lemmy did change aesthetics,
I personally find it hard to believe he would take the colour off this bass only to have
it reapplied again in the future. If you know different let me know in the comments. Rickenbacker Custom LK1
In 1995 Rickenbacker paid tribute to Lemmy
with the introduction of his very own custom bass. It features a hand carved Walnut body,
Maple neck, Rosewood fingerboard, gold hardware and a white checked binding. It also featured three of Rickenbackers newest
humbuckers the humbucker 1 – not very original name – but
was met with Lems approval. Lemmy used this bass exclusively until his
passing in 2015. There was a very short period
during 2005 where this bass disappeared
and in its place was a second custom model. Based on an early Rickenbacker 4004C,
it was gold coloured with an ornate leaf edge. just two HB1 pickups. And had a Motorhead style Rieschladdler On the back of Lemmy’s custom bass, in 2001. Rickenbacker then sold up to 60 limited edition
signature versions. All with the same hardware as the man himself. I envy you people I do… Misc And now to finish up basses we have a miscellaneous
list. The following basses have been seen here and
there on stage, in photos or the odd video. No doubt there’s always going to be a chance
of an oddball bass cropping up that isn’t mentioned here. .
But nonetheless they’ve never been cemented into Lemmy’s rig and aren’t that relevant
in the great scheme of things. Check the show notes if you what to know the
whens and wheres. I’m also including some basses used in Lemmy’s
side project Headcat. As there wasn’t any major deviations and
it’s just worth including. These stock Rickenbackers pictured have seen
some use but only with a couple of appearances. There’s nothing else special about them
so we’ll move on. In the book Motorhead in the studio. the producer Trevor Hallsy
said a 5 string bass was used on the recording of Bomber in 1979. This is the only reference I’ve come across
of Lemmy playing a 5 string. —
Lemmy himself denounces 5 strings out right in a 2003 interview with Joel McIver. However inspecting the start of the chapter
it notes Lemmy using an 8 string bass. So this must be a typo. Speaking of 8 string basses,
later that year on the UK’s Top Of The Pops .
Lem was playing an 8 string Hagström. One interview with a Motorhead Roadie in 2011
stated Hendrix gave Lemmy AN 8 string bass. Some believe the bass in this video was the
same one as Hendrix used. However Lemmy would later admit in a separate
interview “I have an 8 string bass .. it’s the same
one that Hendrix had.” Now, I may be splitting hairs here
but he doesn’t technically say “it’s the one Hendrix played”
If you really look close enough the colours don’t exactly match either. Lems has more of a burst colour
and Hendrix is red. Your mileage may vary. The 1982 Ironfist tour program showed Lemmy
using a Washburn B20. The B20 crops up amidst Lemmy’s 1st and
Maple basses in the publication. And Back to TV appearances,
in 1987 Lemmy uses an early Gibson Thunderbird 4 in the movie “Eat the Rich”. This bass was used on a few shows at the time
and eventually sold to Dimebag Darrell of Pantera. 2012 – Nick Page Gott 4 bass During the World Is Yours tour in 2014
there were brief appearances of a Gibson SG Bass
As well as a Minarik inferno. Minarik would also go on to develop a signature
bass for Lemmy using the Medusa model. This was seen primarily in promotional photos
during the recording of Bad Magic. Now, I know what you’re thinking. Why would Lem play this over his Rickenbacker? Lemmy has always stated he chooses his basses
by their looks not their sound. So I can see Lemmy giving this a shot. According to Minarik, Lemmy was “in on this
at day one” and “fully approved the build”. However before his untimely death
it seems that all progress has stopped and there hasn’t been an update in years. And finally still on the topic of Bad Magic,
photos surfaced of Lem using a Burns Bison. With basses done let’s move on to amps! Amplifiers Lemmy’s amplifiers are extremely straight
forward. Starting in Hawkwind he used a Selmer Treble
‘N’ Bass which was a popular British amp in the late
1960’s. Lemmy mentions in his autobiography
that he had a broken amplifier around 1971. In replacement of the Selmer he got a Marshall
JMP Super Bass Mark 2. He would own several of these heads over his
career and adorn them with their own distinctive names. Ampeg All of the heads were constantly tinkered
with and hot rodded. Meaning some modifications were made to the
internal circuitry to accentuate certain traits. His first amps were early Mk2’s from the
70s. Aptly named Marsha or Vroom and Der Hammer
or later just Hammer. Something to note but not detrimental to the
sound was the addition of newer Mk2s. They were manufactured in the later half of
the 70s. Essentially the same amplifier but with new
rocker switches over toggles. These amps were named;
No Morals or Killer , Moot or later Moo as the T had fallen off,
No Remorse, Exorcist and the most famous of all – Murder One. Throughout Motorhead he would mix and match
the heads, take a look at the show notes for a full list
of what was used during which period. Murder One first made an appearance in 1994. By 2006 Marshall would recreate Murder One
as their first Signature Series bass amp. These Murder One signatures copied the existing
modifications and updated the electronics, Giving Lemmy a consistent and reliable performance
night after night. The signature,
model name 1992LEM followed Lemmy on his 2007 world tour. The amplifier was so successful,
Lemmy then replaced his existing amps and used the 1992LEM almost exclusively. In some performances the original Murder One
was present And opposite that would be a signature head. In the final years of Motorhead you can usually
spot a pair of 1992LEM’s by the five-pointed Russian military stars
inside ornate golden wreaths. Unlike the original Murder One however,
the signatures are missing the name plate. These names are only reserved for the big
man. On some occasions it wasn’t unheard of for
Lemmy to use the early 70s looking Mark 2’s The ones with the toggle switches. It’s uncertain if they were made just for
him or original. They would either be left blank or just have
the Marshall logo. It’s also unlikely these are his refurbished
originals. Take a look at one of the final Motorhead
shows. You’ll see Marsha and Hammer on stage both
in their original states.,, Cabinets
Moving on to cabinets, In every photo I’ve seen of Lemmy in Hawkwind
he had Marshall cabinets and used them right from the get-go. In Hawkwind they were painted with trippy
psychedelic colours using fluorescent, Day-Glo paint. Once Motorhead was underway he then painted
them flat black instead. His cabinets were an original Marshall 4×12
guitar cab which sat on top of a monster Marshall 4×15. The 15 inch cab has an interesting origin. Lemmy recites the story in an interview with
Joel Mciver. Where he bought a pair of them in America
essentially brand new, Lemmy would double down with these cabs and
end up with two 4x12s and and two 4x15s These four cabinets would largely remain unchanged. Apart from the odd spot of ornaments, name
pieces and stickers. Around the early 2000s there is some footage
of Lemmy with different style cabinets. The easiest assumption is that Lemmy had an
A and B rig. Which is something he has hinted at in the
past. He would keep his A rig in Europe and his
B rig in the North America. Both are identical except for the named heads. You can spot his original cabinets by the
use of decorations Like hardware and white tape down the edges
of the rig. As well as the bare speaker grills. On European dates you’ll also notice new
cabs. Like four Marshall 1960 4x12s. Replacing his 15s outright. Absolute sacrilege. At first I thought these cabinets were rented. Taking a look at Motorheads tour schedule
you can only imagine the logistical nightmare of shipping gear back and forth to different
countries on time. There’s a strong case for rental equipment
being seen in the mid 2000’s. Amplifiers like the VBA 400 appear once and
is never seen again. Following this there’s the arrival of brand
new looking stock Marshall equipment New looking heads and clean cabs
with fresh grill cloth. If you know anything about Lemmy’s cabs
you’ll know they’ve never had a grill cloth,
you’ll also notice he doesn’t personalise his gear as he once did. How peculiar I wonder why. However as the months went on and tours settled
down Some of stock gear would remain a permanent
fixture and stuck around until 2006. Whilst there was a brief reunion with the
original 15s, that wouldn’t last long. It was around this time when Marshall were
refining their Murder One signature head. They state in their brochure that testing
took place on the road during the 2007/8 world tour. They also released signature cabinets at the
same time so there is a high possibility that the clean
looking stock heads and cabs were test signatures. And that would explain some of the inconsistencies
in Lemmy’s gear. As I’ve mentioned, the signature head was
a success with Lemmy and the cabinets were no different. Depending where in the world Motorhead was,
Lemmy would use a mixture of his OG rig Or the modern signature rig. This arrangement would stick with him and
the band right up until the end. Pickups
Pickups are an interesting topic which I’d like to expand on. Lemmy has always disliked the original stock
Rickenbacker pickup.,,. Famously saying you could always improve the
tone of the bass after your bought it. In this case
he decided to put original chrome Gibson Thunderbird pickups into his 1st Ric. Whilst he liked it a lot he was still looking
something better. He experimented further adding a black thunderbird
4 pickup on both this bass and Out To Lunch. Out To Lunch was further upgraded with a Bartolini
soapbar before eventually settling on a stock Rickenbacker
HB1. HB1’s was can also be found on Lemmy’s
4004 model custom basses It would seem Rickenbacker finally caught
up to Lemmy’s high expectations. As Lemmy simply puts “They’re good now”. Further experimentation can be seen on Lemmy’s
black bound 4001 with an added Dimarzio pickup. Lemmy also mentions using a Fender pickup
but not which model or bass. In December 2014 a Lemmy signature pickup
set was revealed by Seymour Duncan. Following this at the Winter NAMM show one
month later. VP of engineering Kevin Beller
explains Lemmy and his management approached them to create a signature pickup. According to Beller, I’m going to tell you about these customs we made for Lemmy Kilmister From Iron Maiden. Lemmy and his management approached come up with a set of pickups that capture his sound Lemmy’s string spacing is wider than a traditional The pickups were so narrow that he was missing the outside of the strings. The HB1’s were so narrow that it missed
the outside strings when playing. As a result the pickups created for Lemmy
were optimised to specifically address string placement issues. They also made a consumer version
-still available today – which fits more inline with traditional Rickenbacker
string spacing and housing. These pickups were released 12 months before
Lemmy’s passing. If you take a look at the final Motorhead
shows in 2015 you’ll notice Lemmy never once used these
pickups. I wrote to Seymour Duncan asking why he never
used them And despite some subtle pestering they didn’t
get back to me. Strings Lemmy has hinted at using Rotosound in the
early days. Before moving onto Dean Markley Blue Steels
around 1993. He expressed in an interview that his string
selection isn’t really a big deal in the great scheme of things. As he came form a generation where you used
what you had. In Summer 2012 Dunlop released their very
own Lemmy signature string set. Essentially taking the advantages from the
Blue Steels and creating a Dunlop version. Lem used the Dunlop signatures right up to
his last performance as stated in Bass Players “The Final Interview”. Effects And finally effects. Or rather the lack of them. Kilmister proudly states to never using any
effects. His sound comes from hitting his amplifier
extremely hard. He admits in an interview he once tried a
wah pedal but it wasn’t to his liking. In the same interview Lemmy reveals his amplifier
settings. Presence is at 3 o’clock. Bass is off. Middle is full. Treble is off
and Volume at 3 o’clock. He says it gives him a bit of a lift. End
Take a look at the show notes to see the full details of everything covered today. I’ve had so much fun researching this video
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100 Comments on "Lemmy Bass Rig – Motorhead -” Know Your Bass Player”"


  1. I've had SO much fun researching and writing this video. I hope it was worth the wait. Lemmy has so many stories in his legendary career but this is my favourite.

    ""I knocked [on Motörhead's] bus. No answer. So I open the fuckin' door and there's Lemmy in a complete full-in Gestapo uniform spanking a naked chick with a riding crop. She was loving it. So was he. I apologized and closed the door."

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  2. Presence and volume at 3 o 'clock, with mid full, a big ? Where is that over drive coming from with no treble or bass and what gain?
    Love the man but don't understand…. no guitar is that hot

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  3. Great video. How about Michael Anthony from Van Halen in a future episode? His bass sound and style was a really important part of that band.

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  4. OMG,I CAN'T BELIEVE HE..er sorry forgot the rest- having not read much about Lemmy ( but saw 'Head in 81) I only knew the started as a guitarist ,the Rocking Vicars, Hendrix 'roadie' bits out of a very well put together 'early history'
    However wouldn't it be rather unlikely that he had never played(a/the) bass until the famous Hawkwind gig having spent a number of years in touring & recording bands?
    Also the "sacked for taking the wrong drugs"(speed not hash/trips) may be a bit of exaggeration, the arrest in the States & the usual 'in band infighting' being more likely (the winner being Dave Brock…)

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  5. What's your t-shirt mate? I am trying to get a different Motörhead t-shirt for every day of the month, I don't think I have the one you are wearing.

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  6. As a drummer, I don't know what I'm doing here but I'm damn sure learning a thing or two.
    Please keep these videos coming, I'm in love.

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  7. 0:35 to 3:04 is why I subscribed. Great video on many levels. I'm cuirous: if Lemmy considered himself a guitarist who played bass and he got "stuck" playing bass with Hawkwind, why didn't he go back to guitar when he formed Motorhead? He apparently had more experience on guitar since he didn't start playing bass until Hawkwind.

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  8. Fabulous documentary. I consider myself a long term fan (listening since about 1983 or so) and this is by far the most comprehensive and interesting documentary on Lemmy's gear that I have ever seen. Great research!

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  9. I worked with a guy, big fat guy, smart, he ran into Lemmy in Calif at some pub thingy and they talked about science for hours. He said Lemmy was actually a scientist or something and that his advice was sought from politicians and they want to name a new element the Lemmy after him for his advanced scientific mind.

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  10. Fkn great vid learned so much more well done and FKN hell lemmy from iron maiden that guy should be flogged at the least RIP Lemmy from a lifer fan of motorhead

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  11. 14:54 "That Ampeg thing can go fuck for itself"
    Priceless! anyone knows where I can watch the full video?.

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  12. Much respect for the truly extensive research behind this video. You're forgiven the fact that you showed the wrong Jazzmaster.

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  13. How about you talk about Dee Dee Ramone and C.J. Ramone Of The Ramones and the Basses they both played were The same exept for when C.J. Ramone went solo C.J. was playing a Mosrite Bass and now C.J. plays a Fender Prsission Bass like earlier in his career

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  14. I enjoy your video's very much and hope you keep at it. I would like to suggest some of my favorite players. 1st of all, my favorite Bass player John Paul Jones. In my humble opinion the most versatile player EVER.!!!!!!!! A true GIANT. Then Gezzer Butler, Barry Oakley, Geddy Lee, I could go on and on. You do a great job.!!!!! Rock On Brother.!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Lenny from iron maiden? That guy did pick ups for somebody didn’t even know what band director?

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  16. Awesome video and very well presented and researched!  Hat off  to you for all the hard work!

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  17. If anyone knows where i can get an old thunderbird pick or if it's just a mudbucker please tell me

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  18. what is it about hot roding these amps? How does it work and could you do a vid on that please?

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  19. I've only watched a few of these, so you may have done "Geezer" Butler. If you have please send me the link. If you have not, please do.

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  20. I saw Motorhead in London in the 80's, and his cabs had 'Macmetal' badges done in the Marshall style.

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  21. Are you willing to do an episode on an underground punk bassist with a customized DIY ethic based bass guitar?

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  22. Havent watched the entire video yet but based off your opening statement Lem also used Gibson Thunderbird basses.

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  23. I saw Motorhead at the civic hall in 2012 and to my surprise he was using a Gibson EB 😮

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  24. What’s are my options besides a $1000-2000 Rickenbacker ?? Been looking and hearing everything and really can’t find anything. Even considered a “Chickenbacker” (Rickenbacker Clone). Need a guitar, my very first one at that ( I’m a rookie), to be the best possible! Thanks.

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  25. Volume at 3 ??!! There is no way you can get Motorhead volume at only 3. Has to be a mistake.

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  26. Once I heard an anecdote that Lemmy turns all knobs on the amplifier up to 10, in sense loud is better… True or false? Also, Robert Trujillo would be nice to see, after his work with Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves and then Metallica.

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  27. one of these on Johnny Lee Middleton now with Trans-Siberian Orchestra and formerly of course, Savatage he should be in Omaha for rehearsals in a few weeks…hint btw…you went deeper than most and done Lem proud…thanks

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  28. That Hawaiian steel guitar you showed looks a lot more like a typical guitar than what I imagined when I heard him saying his Mum had a steel guitar. I imagined she had one with a stand, the type with a rectangular body that's not much broader, or longer than the strings.

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