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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by darkside 88, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. darkside 88

    darkside 88

    Feb 23, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    Okay...bass for versatility, playability, tone, and ability to get in the mix?

    The Geddy Lee sig v. Ric 4003

    Yes, Im a Geddy fan, no, thats not the reason these to are up there...it's just hard for me to choose. This will be for hard rock, jazz, funk, and blues.

    Also, i've heard various acoounts of the Rics slap tone...help with that too...
  2. Funky Tune

    Funky Tune

    Apr 28, 2005
    Puerto Rico
    Obviosly..the Geddy Lee signature,close the thread. :D
  3. The Geddy is definately going to be more versatile. The Ric has a very awesome tone for certain kinds of music, but it's not as flexible as the Geddy.
  4. J-bass, Geddy!!!
  5. Dirty Dave

    Dirty Dave

    Oct 17, 2004
    Boston, MA
    Sounds like you want the Geddy Lee.
  6. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Geddy's can do everything you listed. The Ric is a bit more of a one trick pony. It's got that Ric sound no matter what, the jazz can be dialed in a bit more to do what you want.
  7. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    I'd go with the jazz. I was choosing between a J and a Ric, I chose the ric. Sold the ric, and I now have a MIA J with J retro and love it.
  8. darkside 88

    darkside 88

    Feb 23, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    Hmm...alrighty. The Jazz it will be.