I was reading the Bass Guitar UK interview with Geddy Lee about Clockwork Angels today. He mentions that his tech took four of the "same basses" and put different pickups in each. He said the differences were "interesting" and he used different basses on songs on the album depending on which one suited the song. He never went into detail as to what type of basses they were or what type of pickups they were. He also described using the Sansamp for "low end and overdrive" and the Orange for the "sounds like it's about to self destruct" part of the sound, but felt that those could be replaced with other items and replicate the same effect. He cited the Palmer speaker simulator and how it interacts with his bass as the "most important piece of gear for his sound." Just found that interesting and wanted to share.