Geddy Barn Find....

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Jun 9, 2021.


  1. kmon

    kmon Supporting Member

    May 11, 2009
    Austin, TX
    Mere flesh wounds. Congrats!
     
  2. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    Superb.
    Looks a lot like my 77
     
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  3. happygilmour

    happygilmour Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Wilbraham, MA
    I think Geddy actually toured with that actual bass. ;) Nice find!
     
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  4. BigTreble

    BigTreble

    Jan 3, 2006
    Canada
    My first thought was Mike Todd from Coheed and Cambria, as that bass is of an old enough vintage, then the look and wear and tear tells me it's definitely seen actual use. Who knows what he did with them as he left the band in 2012 and haven't heard much of him since. He was from NY I believe, dunno where Quad is from...
     
  5. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Enjoy. I hope you get it out soon if you play live.
     
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  6. Black Out Jazz

    Black Out Jazz Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    location is overrated
    Why can't I stumble on a deal like this just once? I never get one number on a lotto ticket right! :D
     
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  7. john_g

    john_g Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    When i first got back into playing in bands around 2007, $450 was what I paid for a mint condition CIJ Geddy. Not too much later, it was worth alot more. I traded it and some cash for my first Ric. Great bass and miss it.
     
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  8. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Prob not his, however, I found this on the back of the original pickguard (that was on it when I got it) and also, a faint signature on the back of the body... The mystery thickens....

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  9. Black Out Jazz

    Black Out Jazz Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    location is overrated
    Who is Ron Bowen...
     
  10. Garagiste

    Garagiste

    Feb 16, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    When I saw "Geddy Barn Find" I though perhaps you had found an old machine that his uncle had preserved for 50 odd years.
     
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  11. Tooned

    Tooned

    Sep 14, 2006
    White Rock BC
    I remember JMJ played a Geddy with Dimarzios back when he was with NIN..
     
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  12. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Not a clue......
     
  13. FishDub

    FishDub Stuck in the 80s and happy about it Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Nice! My MIJ serial was worn off too by the previous owner. Can you can tell it’s MIJ By removing the neck? I’ve been tempted to remove mine but haven’t done it yet:)
     
  14. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Here's the neck and pocket on this one...
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  15. Based on the shape of the pick guard screws, I would date this bass to August/September 1998, somewhere right around there :)
     
  16. Sweet!!!
     
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  17. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Exactly!
     
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  18. John Webb

    John Webb

    Apr 20, 2006
    A new nut and it will be perfect.
    That tuner looks like it was brazed maybe.
    Wonder if it spent some time in someone's trunk while they were drivin' around...without a case...along with a loose jack, some rakes and shovels and a coupla loose hammers.
     
  19. singlemalt

    singlemalt Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    White Salmon, WA
    Real cigarette burns!

    I’m trying to picture his sweet cherub thrashing in a smokey dive bar. Tattoos, piercings and studded leather....
     
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  20. FishDub

    FishDub Stuck in the 80s and happy about it Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2011
    Charlotte, NC
    Thanks..So really the only way to confirm is by our worn off serials:meh:
     
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