Geddy Lee????? I don't get it.......

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by 2behead, Apr 29, 2012.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I have admired Geddy Lee since I was college age at least. Rush is a great band but it is no crime not to like them.
     
  2. FretlessMainly

    FretlessMainly

    Nov 17, 2010
    Geddy is why my first good bass was an '80 4001 in jetglo. For about three years, I studied and revered his playing. My love for Rush has faded for a number of reasons. I see no problem with hating Rush. I still like them, but I don't love them (I saw them 3 times between '79 and '82). Geddy's a great player, and each member of the band is at the top of their field, but the end product is somewhat sterile to me these days.
     
  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers
    This has to be the prettiest jazz bass ever.

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  4. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Inactive

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    I've never knowingly heard Rush.

    I can't get past the name "Geddy".
     
  5. FretlessMainly

    FretlessMainly

    Nov 17, 2010
    Geddy is how his grandmother pronounced his name of Gary.

    One would think that this would have no impact on how he is perceived to have played and plays bass.
     
  6. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

    It was his mother's mispronunciation of Gary actually. And that is a very sexy jazz bass in that pic, I remember Geddy with that bass in the Fender ads, I think it was for Fender's 60th. I thought it was an amazing looking bass but I had never seen him playing it. Thought he was given it for the ad which doesn't seem very Geddy.
     
  7. FretlessMainly

    FretlessMainly

    Nov 17, 2010
    Well, OK. Point is that caring about RUSH has very little to do with digging Geddy's bass parts. At least in my mind. I don't dig too much of Rush past 1980. But, it doesn't matter to me. Geddy is in the top ten all time for rock bass players.
     
  8. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Inactive

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    I agree. :D
     
  9. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers
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  10. john_g

    john_g

    Sep 14, 2007
    Pennsylvania
    As the proud new owner of a Steinberger XL2, I take umbrage (Don Johnson jacket/mullet + poof or "moof" not withstanding!) ;)

    GO GEDDY!!!!
     
  11. Would it really matter if he was credited as "Gary Weinrib"?
     
  12. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers
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  13. La Villa Strangled-gato!
     
  14. Craig_S

    Craig_S Inactive

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    Some people will never "get it". Is Rush my favorite band? No. I love some of their stuff though and Geddy's sound on many recordings is among the greatest rock bass tones I've ever heard.
     
  15. Mousekillaz

    Mousekillaz

    Nov 25, 2009
    Anacortes Wa.
    I might be crazy, but I don't think they really care if you aren't a fan. I've seen them 5 times, probably the five of the best concerts I've ever seen.
     
  16. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Inactive

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    We'll never know.
     
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  18. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers
    +1
     
  19. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers
     
  20. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    My Dog Sam Eats Purple Flowers
     
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