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Geddy Lee´s original black Fender Jazz

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BLYN, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. BLYN


    May 16, 2009
    Do any of you know details of Geddy Lee´s original black Fender Jazz?

    I have always been a fan of Rush and wanted a bass exactly like his, from when I heard the music and opened the album cover to “Moving Pictures” for the first time in 1981 !

    3 years ago I finally found one just like Geddy Lee´s bass.
    Mine has Serial no 346437
    See attached pictures.

    Does anybody know the serial number of Geddy Lee´s bass or have seen the bass close up and can comment?

    Regards Brian

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  2. 80jazz


    Jun 28, 2008
    The story goes that he bought it at a pawn shop in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1975. It did not have the BA on it (photographs reveal this and it looks like it went on sometime between mid-1981 and January 22, 1994).
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  3. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Found this online. It doesn't really help your serial # search, but it's some good info.
    EDIT: Here's a video of Geddy telling the story of the '72 Jazz:
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2018
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  4. BLYN


    May 16, 2009
    Thanks Monetbass!
    Interesting information that it is only Tom Sawyer from Moving Pictures that is recorded with the Fender Jazz !
  5. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Consensus is (there are several threads about it, one being this: Geddy Lee on Permanent Waves & Moving Pictures) that he used the Jazz bass on Moving Pictures for all tracks except "Red Barchetta", "Limelight", and "Camera Eye", although "Vital Signs" sounds like the Ric to my ears. So, approximately half of the album has the Jazz on it.

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