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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by David Prokop, Sep 7, 2018.
Can anyone identify the make that this bass player is playing?
Gets my vote as well.
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:
Feels homemade to me.
Yup, the (in)famous "Dancing Gumby":
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.
And the fingers.
Without question, this.
I've always wanted one.
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.
Also looks like it could be Lerxst on guitar.
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.
Ever see the movie with Lifeson as a teenager?
I thought everybody on bass looked like that back then.
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...
-or a Geddy Lee Bigfoot photo.
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.
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
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.
I identify as a bass player, even though I have made more money "singing and playing guitar"...
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