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The basics: The band has four members:
Cymbals: During "Cracklin' Rosie", Fishman comes out holding up two cymbals, one with the letter "B" on the other side, the other with the letters "AH". Fish crashes them together on the first "Bah" of the chorus. Although recent appearances of the cymbals (e.g. 12/10/99) seem completely new to some folks, this has happened since the spring tour of 1992, when the song debuted.
Otherwise: Some interesting variations on who plays what...
Recently, Mike's also had a large bell near his pedals. He's used it (at least) during YEM at 11/9/96 (according to Darius Zelkha), during one of the spacey jams at 7-1-97, and right before "Scent of a Mule" 8-16-97 (according to Adam ).
Note that diagrams of Trey's rig and Mike's rig are available here in the FAQ. That information is also on the official site homepage. Jeff Buchholz pointed out on rmp 2/17/97: "I found some secrets at www.phish.com. If you got the page with the band history, and scroll down there are two pictures. One is on the right side is looks like a red curtain or something. Click on it and there is a diagram of Trey's Setup on stage. Scroll a little farther and click on the picture of Mike, and you get Mike's setup."
Thanks also to "Kristen C. Godard" 4/98, Todd Justus 6/21/98, and Doug Meckler 2/20/97.
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