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Fender Geddy Lee-like it but....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Stinsok, Feb 6, 2014.

  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!
  5. 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
  6. Mike N

    Mike N 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.
  7. darkblack99

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

    :bassist:
  8. Rickenmonster

    Rickenmonster Supporting Member

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    +1 I own a CIJ and the craftsmanship is excellent.
  9. 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.)
  10. 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

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