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  • No. of Frets:
    20
    Scale Length:
    34"
    Construction:
    Bolt-On
    No. of Strings:
    4
    Body Material:
    Alder
    Neck Material:
    Maple
    Body Finish:
    Poly
    Nut Width:
    1 1/2"
    Fingerboard Material:
    Maple
    Bridge:
    Deluxe Geddy Lee High Mass
    Pickups:
    Custom Voiced American Vintage '70s Geddy Lee Made by Tom Brantley
    Other Hardware:
    Fender Deluxe Vintage Reverse Tuners
    Weight:
    9lb 6oz
    EQ / Controls:
    Vol/Vol/Tone
    Price:
    $1599.99
    Other Specs:
    Hard Shell Case included

Recent Reviews

  1. tyjacks
    5/5,
    "Very nice Bass..."
    Tone:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Feel:
    5/5,
    Value:
    4/5,
    Pros - Great Feel and tone. Custom 'C' profile neck fits me.
    Cons - Price maybe? But you get what you pay for... ;-)
    I wanted to get back to the basics, this 4 string bass hits the mark. Plays and sounds exceptionally well. I have long fingers and the custom 'C' profile neck feels great in my hands, doesn't feel like I'm playing a pencil. The sanded neck and its profile fits me perfectly. The tones range from traditional Jazz bass to the MM sound. Had to get used to the reverse tuners but otherwise this was an excellent choice in tuners. I was going to purchase a Fender American Professional 4 string, but happened to see the Geddy Lee bass hanging next to it. I picked it up to kill some time while they went to find the case for the Professional, and was completely amazed. The neck, bridge, fit and finish were typical Fender high quality. Fret work was on point, I like my action low with no fret buzz, this bass hit the mark. Separate pickup volumes provide more precise blending. Black finish with the vintage pearl pickguard is very nice touch. Overall this was a great addition, will keep for a long time...
  2. AmericanFenderJazzMan
    5/5,
    "USA fender Geddy Lee Jazz bass"
    Tone:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Feel:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros - awesome growling sound/ easy play
    Cons - no cons
    Best ever bass I have ever played in my years of searching the right fit. i can hit every note on every string spot on all the time. man you gotta go get one. there are some deals out there but it's %100 awesome play ability.
    Price Paid:
    $1,350 brand new
  3. jacolyte
    5/5,
    "flawless instrument"
    Tone:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Feel:
    5/5,
    Value:
    4/5,
    Pros - instant geddy
    Cons - none
    i'm not a fender guy at all, but i am a huge geddy fan, so when they announced these, i was lucky enough to score one of the red limited edition ones (only 100 made); it's completely beautiful in every detail. the build quality and attention to detail are incredible (for example, the pickups are RWRP for noise cancellation when used together); the tone is spot-on geddy, the playability is superb (i especially like the sanded neck), and the badass-style high mass bridge is miles better than the traditional type. nothing is loose, nothing rattles, all the tuners take the exact same amount of torque to turn... i literally have 0 complaints about this instrument, and i'm a picky guy. even the case is amazing. it makes me wish i was a fender player. it's not cheap (especially when you pay USD150 over normal street price, like i did) but, in this case at least, you really do get what you pay for.
    Price Paid:
    USD1750
    AmericanFenderJazzMan likes this.
  4. Rocinante_x1
    5/5,
    "Hands down, the best Jazz bass I've ever played"
    Tone:
    5/5,
    Build Quality:
    5/5,
    Feel:
    4/5,
    Value:
    3/5,
    Pros - Build like a tank
    Fit and finish are second to none
    It sounds like a jazz bass should sound
    Cons - A little expensive
    I wish the tuner weren't reverse thread
    What can I say?
    This thing sings, grunts, snarls, growls, purrs and rumbles and is very responsive. The way you play makes this instrument respond accordingly. Light touch gives you smooth soft beautiful singing graceful notes and playing aggressively makes it hiss and snarl out of your speakers. There's nothing quite like it. The neck is thicker than the previous models and that's not a bad thing unless you're accustomed to the super thin neck and even then, you'll have a hard time not liking this neck. It's finish was factory sanded down and oiled on the back of the neck making it smooth and very fast. The finish is a beautifully flawless black mirror . The binding and blocks on the neck are expertly installed. Everything about this bass screams quality. On the downside, my Japanese Geddy has the same pickups in it that I ordered from Mr. Tom Brantley himself and while both basses sound different, it's not much of a difference. The FEEL is night and day, but the CIJ isn't bad of course.
    Unless you're a huge rush fan, theres not much point in buying this bass unless you're looking for the ultimate 70's jazz sound machine that plays like butter.
    Price Paid:
    1759 after tax

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  1. AmericanFenderJazzMan
    just bought one...hope its great when I get it