Bass identity

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by David Prokop, Sep 7, 2018.


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  1. David Prokop

    David Prokop

    Sep 7, 2018
    Can anyone identify the make that this bass player is playing?
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  2. Dub56

    Dub56 Supporting Member

    May 28, 2005
    Colorado
    Guild Jetstar?
     
  3. GretschWretch

    GretschWretch Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2013
    East Central Alabama
    Gets my vote as well.
     
  4. David Prokop

    David Prokop

    Sep 7, 2018
    Thanks, that looks like it could be it. This photo is from 1972-73 from a high school dance where this band played. I think it could have been Rush before they made it. I was there and remember the bass play had a very high range and they did not play covers. It looks like the bass player is wearing platform shoes and the guitar player is plugged into an old stacked Marshall amp. Here is the whole picture: IMG_6109.jpg
     
  5. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    Feels homemade to me.
     
  6. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    Yup, the (in)famous "Dancing Gumby":

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  7. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    Far from being a positive ID, but yeah, I can almost believe that could be Geddy very early on... Got the hair, stature, and nose for it.
     
  8. the mojo hobo

    the mojo hobo

    Nov 13, 2005
    Ohio
    And the fingers.
     
  9. Muddslide

    Muddslide

    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    Without question, this.

    I've always wanted one.
     
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  10. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    If you got bored of it as a bass, you flip it over, put four legs under it and have a very attractive end table.
     
  11. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    Also looks like it could be Lerxst on guitar.
     
  12. Muddslide

    Muddslide

    Feb 23, 2007
    Mobile, Alabama
    See, I didn't think it looked much like Lifeson (not that this means it's not), but the drummer could be Rutsey OR Peart...hard to tell. Very skinny frame on the drummer though.
     
  13. saabfender

    saabfender Inactive

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    Ever see the movie with Lifeson as a teenager?
     
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  14. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    I thought everybody on bass looked like that back then.
     
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  15. Here I thought this was going to be a philosophical thread on the identity of bass in modern music, or the individual player in a band...
     
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  16. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    -or a Geddy Lee Bigfoot photo.
     
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  17. FenderB

    FenderB

    Mar 28, 2016
    Findlay, Ohio
    Ask him. Email him a copy and see what he says, nothing to lose. From the interviews I've watched of Geddy he seems like a real personable guy.
     
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  18. Bourbongangster

    Bourbongangster

    Nov 5, 2015
    I'm not a huge Rush fan, but I do love investigating a good mystery. First thing I found is that does look a lot like their drummer at the time:

    John Rutsey - Wikipedia

    Then I found a list of all of the shows they played and it looks like there are a handful of high schools mixed in there:

    Rush Concert Tour Dates Listing
     
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  19. JIO

    JIO Connery... Sean Connery Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 30, 2010
    The Mission SF/CA
    musician/artist/owner - Gildaxe
    The Guild JetStar came in a few different pu arrangements and headstocks. De Armond made them for a while - (MII - 2003?) a very well crafted 34" scale bass for cheap.

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  20. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    :) I identify as a bass player, even though I have made more money "singing and playing guitar"...
     
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