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Geddy Lee Full bass and keyboard rig

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DudeWowTotally, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. DudeWowTotally


    Jun 25, 2017
    I'm doing some research on the gear Geddy Lee has used throughout his career. Thought I'd share the ultimate gear list and put it into one spot. If you think anything is missing let me know and I'll add it.

    • Canora (Precision copy)
    • Hagstorm H8
    • Fender Precision (later modified with a split coil)
    • Rickenbacker 4001
    • Rickenbacker 4001 (White)
    • Rickenbacker 4080 (6 string)
    • Rickenbacker 4080 (12 string)
    • Rickenbacker 3001
    • Rickenbacker 4002
    • Fender Jazz (1972)
    • Steinberger L2
    • Wal Mark 1 (Black)
    • Wal Mark 1 (5 string, black)
    • Wal Mark 2 (Red)
    • Fender Jazz (Sunburst 1972)
    • Fender Jazz Custom Shop (Candy Red 1996)
    • Fender Jazz (Black 1974)
    • Jaco Pastorius tribute fretless (1998)
    • Jaco Pastorius tribute fretted (1998)
    • Fender Jazz Geddy Lee Signature (Black, 1998)
    • Fender Jazz Geddy Lee Signature (Sunburst 2009)
    R40: More Fender Jazzes, Precisions. Rickenbackers, Gibsons, a Hoffner and Zemaitis bass. Full list in the R40 tour book.

    I wouldn't classify the R40 basses as part of his "core" rig. It's difficult to draw a line between gear used in Rush and his own collection. As of Jan 2019 he boasts a collection of 260 basses.

    • Traynor 2x15
    • Sunn 2000S tube head and two matching 2x15
    • Ampeg SVT
    • Ampeg 2x15” V-4B
    • BGW 750-B amplifiers (x2)
    • Ashly Audio pre-amps (x2)
    • 15” Theile cabinets (x2)
    • Fender Twin Reverb (for the 4080) then a Yamaha solid state amp model unknown.
    • Furman PQ-3 and an API 5500 EQ (Replacing The Ashly preamps)
    • Custom 2x15” cabinets
    • Gallien Kruger amplifier (rumored to be a an GK800)
    • Trace Elliot Quatra power amp with GP12 preamps.
    • Single 1x18 Trace Elliot V type cabinets (x2)
    • 4x10 Trace Elliot V type cabinets (x2)
    • Orange AD200 basshead with two
    • 4x10 Orange Bass Cabinets (x2)
    • Martech DI
    • Demeter Tube DI
    • PDI-03
    • PDI-05
    • Sansamp Bass Driver
    • PSA-1
    • Tech 21 RPM
    • Tech 21 RBI
    • Avalon U5

    Effects pedals
    Geddy has shrugged off pedals as part of his rig and remains modest.

    However, we’ve seen a Boss Chorus, Morley Volume pedal and Boss LS-2. Most pedals have been for utility - on/off A/B switches.

    Most of his effects are at the digression of front of house engineers through amp modelling.

    • Moog Taurus pedals
    • Minimoog
    • Roland space echo
    • Oberheim 8 voice
    • Oberheim OB-1
    • Oberheim OB-X
    • Oberheim OB-8
    • Oberheim OB-Xa
    • Oberheim DSX Sequencer
    • Roland Jupiter Synth
    • TR808 drum machine.
    • Yamaha E1010 Delay.
    • PPG Wave 2.2
    • PPG Wave 2.3
    • Yamaha DX 7 Keyboard
    • Yamaha KX76 keyboard
    • Yamaha QX-1 sequencer
    • Emulator II Synthesizers
    • Akai S900 samplers
    • Prophet VS synths
    • Roland D-550 synth
    • Roland D-50 keyboard
    • Korg Wavestation
    • Yamaha PF-80 synth
    • Roland JD800
    • Roland JV1080
    • Roland XV-5080
    • Mellotron
    • Fantom-X7 synthesizer
    • Moog Little Fatty digital synthesizer
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