Fender Geddy Lee-like it but....

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  1. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

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    I don't care for the plugged trussrod hole on the headstock. A local store has one that was CIJ. First, is that something they all share? Second, should I overlook that and buy a cool bass?
     
  2. WalterBush

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    Buy it! Buy it now!

    Seriously. You can drill the wood plug out and install a bullet-style truss rod nut after the fact, and I have it straight from our Fender rep that the Geddy's with Badass bridge will soon be out of production. Grab it while you can!
     
  3. REV

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    The Geddy Lee bass is intended to duplicate a 70's Fender Jazz bass. That's the way they made them back then. IMHO the Geddy Lee jazz bass is the best sounding jazz bass that Fender makes. I don't know what makes it better but I've had all kinds of Jazz basses and the GL is my favorite.
     
  4. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

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    They will lay away, my problem is all my money is in cyberspace!
     
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  6. alexgeddy

    alexgeddy Supporting Member

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    If the neck is good and it is CIJ I would snag it. They don't make them in Japan anymore..

    Bill
     
  7. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

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    I must be one of the few here at TB that disliked the Geddy Lee Bass. I had one, the pickups were weak, the tuners were garbage and there were too many dead spots for my liking.
     
  8. darkblack99

    darkblack99 Supporting Member

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    Or, like myself and many others, you can do THIS.

    :bassist:
     
  9. Rickenmonster

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    +1 I own a CIJ and the craftsmanship is excellent.
     
  10. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

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    I made arrangements for them to set it aside until I get cash in hand( they don't take Paypal.)
     
  11. bassteban

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    I wanted one until a bud loaned me one(played his house party, the band all tuned to Eb; borrowing was easier than tuning)- I did not dig the feel and could not hear myself. Perhaps playing through my own rig would yield different results, but I think Im just a P guy after all
     
  12. cchorney

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    I've gotta do something with my Geddy Lee neck. It doesn't require frequent truss rod adjustments - maybe once a year - but the entire neck has to be removed to do it. You can see in the picture that even after removing the pick guard, I can only see 2/3 of the screw head - not enough to get a screwdriver seated properly.
     

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    Guinness20

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    100% agree with you. On paper it's the perfect bass for me, but I hate the gloss finish on the neck and I don't want to have to take sand paper or steel wool to a brand new bass.
     
  14. ROOTS_n_FIFTHS

    ROOTS_n_FIFTHS Low end Lover since '78 Supporting Member

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    Most of my basses have that setup (pictured) and I use a small slotted (flathead) screwdriver and place in whatever slot showing on the screw and do your quarter turn. Since you should only do it in quarter turns, it works out perfectly.

    I have NEVER taken a neck off to adjust a trussrod. Seriously, try it!
     
  15. pedroims

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    Try it and see if you like it. I have tried both: CIJ and MIM, both were same quality, no difference that I can noticed but I just dont like the neck profile.
     
  16. Rickenmonster

    Rickenmonster Supporting Member

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    I do mine with a flathead as well. Looks the same as the pic.
     
  17. Rickenmonster

    Rickenmonster Supporting Member

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    If you're going to keep the bass to play, sand the neck. Best thing I did was sand off that neck varnish. If it's an investment, don't touch it just put it away until you're ready to sell. Just an opinion I might be wrong.
     
  18. awilkie84

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    What!? NO! The adjustment is at the heel! Don't go trying to put a nut on something that won't take one!
     
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  19. awilkie84

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    Try doing this on a Classic 50's P. You can't even see enough of the rod to turn it.
     
  20. 80jazz

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    So is the bass about to cease production, or just not have the BA on it?
     
  21. 96tbird

    96tbird This Indian movie is really boring man. Supporting Member

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    Yeah, the anchor end is under the plug. I don't get it. Won't work.
     

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