What amps and guitars did the Beatles used?


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GimmeRock
10-17-2010, 10:14 PM
doing a report about them. i tried looking but only got a few(like 1 or 2 results)

cardsfan3
10-17-2010, 10:17 PM
they frequently used vox ac30s. paul was a longtime user of hofner viola basses. George Harrison was fond of telecasters. john lennon played rickenbacker guitars alot but not exclusively.

id use wikipedia for a start. they have decent gear listings usually.

seemeel
10-17-2010, 10:18 PM
There have been entire books written about this subject... if you can't find information then you're looking in the wrong places.

Let's begin:
Voc AC30s and AC100s
Rickenbacker 360 and 330s I believe
Hofner 500/1
A crimson LP named Lucy, from EC
Epiphone Casinos
Gretsch Duo jet
Ludwig drums (don't know too much about drums though)

And that's very quickly off the top of my head.

EDIT:
George Harrison was fond of telecasters.
Not really, no, compared to other guitars like Rics and Gretschs.

http://www.rockbandbeatlesblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/the-beatles-on-ed-sullivan-show.jpg

http://www.rockbandbeatlesblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/The-Beatles-On-Apple-Corps-Rooftop.jpg

http://www.gibson.com/Files/aaFeaturesImages2009/lucy-007.jpg

jeffbecklad
10-17-2010, 10:21 PM
Epiphone Casinos dude. Recommended by 3/4 Beatles!

BrainDamage
10-17-2010, 11:47 PM
Only one or two results? Seriously? Like seemeel said, there are books written on this subject. Hell, even wikipedia has an extensive catalog of who used what during what years.

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