Phil Lynott and his 4001

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Phil Lynott and his 4001

Postby (phlemmy) » Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:36 am

you don't see pics of this very often. apparently he used a 4000 from time to time as well.

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Postby (studiotwosession) » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:17 am

Cool. Didn't know he had one.
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Postby (loendmaestro) » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:56 am

...we had a thread about this a long time ago I believe. He used them up until the Fighting record IIRC.
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Postby (12stringbassist) » Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:39 am

Phil had a black 4000 when Thin Lizzy toured with Slade in 1972 or 1973

http://www.angel.dk/thinlizzy/store/1973FilmB/ThinLizB_16.JPG

He also used two different 4001's (one was a gorgeous royal blue).

http://www.photofeatures.com/thinlizzy/images/prevs/t12002a.jpg

His black 4001 had a mirror scratchplate (put on after they toured with Slade). http://www.rocklegend.thin-lizzy.com/images/gallery/75a.jpg

The one pictured up above in the thread may be the blue one.

I believe an amount of 'Jailbreak' album promo work was done using one, as that's when I got into Lizzy properly.

When he switched to using Fender Precisions, as the black Ric had gone in to have some serious work done on it, I remember a quote from him in an interview with a music mag, where he said "What's the point of havin' two fookin' Rickenbackers?"

Obviously, Phil didn't know then what we all know now - the more Rics the better!!
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Postby (loendmaestro) » Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:47 am

Nice pix!
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Postby (studiotwosession) » Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:56 am

I have forwarded these links to my Thin Lizzy maniac friends. They, as I, appreciate it. Never would have known the connection between Ric and Mr. L. Over the holidays I rented the Australia live DVD and showed it to them, and was surprised they'd never seen it. One, though, a long time Lizzy fan, said he can't believe how many great songs they had yet how few of them made it onto that concert video release (and how much padding the set filler did.)
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Postby (phlemmy) » Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:27 pm

it's great seeing my fave bassist playing my fave basses. here's a few more shots of the RICs:

http://forum.thin-lizzy.com/viewtopic.php?t=1400
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Postby (dean712) » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:12 pm

Great pics, guys. I love Thin Lizzy and Phil's bass work. And Rick basses! Thanks!
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Postby (phlemmy) » Mon Jan 30, 2006 4:48 pm

Phil was the reason I took up bass after being forced away from the drums.
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Postby (alanz) » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:36 am

Listen to that sustain!
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Postby (phlemmy) » Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:38 pm

oh, sorry.
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Postby (studiotwosession) » Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:29 am

This is off the record
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Postby (sloop_john_b) » Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:43 am

Awesome!
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Postby (loendmaestro) » Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:45 pm

Wow! A 4000 & A Dan Armstrong Lucite...there's 2 basses you don't see everyday.

I'm much more a fan of the Gorham/Robertson era than the early Eric Bell years, but you hafta admit: Phil Lynott is one cool mother****er!
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Postby (scala) » Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:04 am

phil was born not to far away from me in the west midlands of the uk.
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