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Favorite Geddy Lee sound Live

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Hemitom, Apr 12, 2006.

Favorite Live Rush/Geddy Lee Bass Tone?

Poll closed May 2, 2006.

    19 vote(s)

    4 vote(s)

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  4. R30

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  1. Hemitom


    Oct 12, 2005
    Pretty simple question for all you Geddy Lee / Rush fans.Which of the listed albums features your favorite Geddy tone.My favorite is Different Stages
    1) Exit Stage Left
    2) Different stages
    3) Rush in Rio
    4) R30
  2. pdusen


    Aug 18, 2004
    I don't feel there's enough of a difference between the Rio and R30 tones to warrant giving them seperate choices...

    But anyway, I like every recording of Geddy live that I've ever heard. The man has always had an excellent sense of what sounds good on bass. However, as his tastes and equipment evolve, I'd have to say his sound just keeps getting better. So I vote R30/RiR. Different Stages in a close second, then Exit Stage Left.
  3. musicman5string

    musicman5string Inactive

    Jan 17, 2006
    What about "A Show Of Hands"????:eyebrow:

    or the "Grace Under Pressure Tour" with the Steinberger???
  4. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    In all honesty, I love the A Show of Hands tone the best, even though at that point in their career they're so goddamned synth heavy that there's barely any bass playing!

    The Wal's tone is just so snappy and thick, I love it. The other tones are great too, just different.
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    ESL, without a doubt!!!!!!

    Damn you, now I want a Ric. :( ;)
  6. A Show of Hands is my favorit Geddy Tone. I love that Wal. I voted other.
  7. ESL, 100%, ONe of the Best Live bass sounds EVER, up there with Live at Leeds and USA.
    All The World's A Stage is good, but murky.
    Don't like the Show of Hands sound at all.
    Actually, I'm not too enamoured with the Jazz sound either...:bag:
    As far as Different Stages is concerned, the Loose (70s) disc has superb bass tones.. The 90s ones are too rattly and toppy... Just my opinion!
  8. Caeros


    Jul 24, 2002
    Branford, CT
    R30 has an AWESOME sound so I figured I'd vote for that.
  9. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    It's hard for me to vote because I think that Geddy's tone has passed through "Different Stages" and each one is great on its own. The only thing I dare to say for sure is that his most refined and "exquisite" tone can be heard on "Power Windows" (I know that the question points to live recordings but again, it is hard for me to vote).
  10. +1 Better every time I hear him. I had to vote for R30.
  11. Hemitom


    Oct 12, 2005
    Yeah I know ! I just picked up a blue 4004L .....I should never have sold my MapleGlo 74 4001...... Damn.:bawl:
  12. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    A Show Of Hands. His Wal tone is without a doubt one of the best ever tones recorded.
  13. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    Grace Under Pressure Tour :D
  14. PhR


    Dec 13, 2005
    Exit...Stage Left for me too. Just great Ric-O-Sound sound. But is it Jazz on "YYZ"? Haven't played that album for a long time and I recall reading that he favoured Jazz for that song live.

    I find his Wal sound way too clinical and clean on Show Of Hands. On the other hand it suits that period pretty well.
  15. Hemitom


    Oct 12, 2005
    Yes,he used the Jazz on YYZ.
    Did he not go back to the Ricky on Signals,Subdivisions,New World Man,etc?
  16. musicman5string

    musicman5string Inactive

    Jan 17, 2006
    Pretty sure the jazz is used on all of moving pictures. Pretty sure the Ric is on all of signals.
    or I could be wrong.
  17. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Oh, had to vote Exit Stage Left since that album/video is part of what made me want to play bass.

    Taking nothing away from his other tones though. Geddy's always sounded awesome no matter what he's playing. I like his current overdriven Jazz tone - it sounds all juicy n' stuff.
  18. cgworkman


    May 14, 2004
    I thought this thread was about concerts. As far as albums--Signals' got them all beat.
  19. On Moving Pictures, the Jazz is on Tom Sawyer, Vital Signs, and Witch Hunt.

    On Signals, the Jazz is on New World Man, Digital Man, The Weapon and Losing It.

    The rest, I think, are all Rick.:hyper:
  20. jonsmith


    Dec 24, 2005
    London, UK
    Playing bass in a Rush tribute, I've investigated this more than any sane person would normally do. :) As far as I've been able to discover, around the time Geddy was using both the 4001 & the Jazz, this is where he used the Jazz:

    Jazz on Spirit of Radio & Between Us on PW
    Jazz on All of MP except Red Barchetta & Camera Eye
    Jazz on Digital Man and New World Man on Signals

    However on the tours recorded for ESL, it seems to have been only the Rickenbackers that were actually used. Although the Jazz is listed in the programmes, I'm sure I saw Geddy using only the 4001 (or 4080/12 when required), even on YYZ.

    Oh and I voted for ESL - love that awesome Ric tone.

    Edit: Just seen Kink Rimson's post - perhaps it is the Jazz, but what bass there is on Losing It is rumoured to be the 4002.

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