Geddy Lee in Black or Sunburst? I can't decide!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by fusionbassed, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. fusionbassed


    Jul 11, 2013
    I'm going to pull the trigger and order one. But I can't decide between Black or Sunburst... I have 2 other jazz basses - a red American Special, natural Vintage Mod 70s Squier 5 string, and 3 Teles - MIA and MIM standards in different sunbursts and a red MIM... what to do, what to do? :hyper:
  2. haha i was literally just looking at the sunburst one on ebay a few minutes ago! im always a sucker for sunburst. Esp with a maple fretboard.
  3. fusionbassed


    Jul 11, 2013
    So far, that ties the votes from people I've asked. 2 for sunburnst, two for black...
  4. IPA

    IPA Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    The sunburst is cooler. Drop a tort pickguard on it and you are in flavor country.
  5. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    Black and put a black plate on it.

  6. fusionbassed


    Jul 11, 2013
    I love sunburst but I already HAVE so many sunburst/red guitars/basses I thinking black is the ticket... I had a black BT Jazzmaster, loved the color, but even though I dropped a Mastery bridge on it I couldn't fell the love LOL
  7. dwjazz54


    Jan 21, 2003
    Jersey City, NJ
    I'm not usually much of a 'burst kinda guy, but for some reason I really like it on the Geddy...
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  8. The black is the standard for Geddys so the 'burst is rarer by far. I've wondered which I would choose because the bulk of my 39 piece collection(guitar and bass)is black or sunburst. I would try to play each and go from there.
  9. d3thl0ck96


    Jul 12, 2013
    I would say Black, it just seems like Classic Geddy to me.
  10. Qlanq


    Jul 9, 2007
    I'm guessing they mainly play and sound the same. I ordered one in black but the deal fell through, the next one I saw was sunburst, a bit less in price, went for it. I was never a great fan of a sunburst finish but when I got it out of the box it just looked like a work of art. Fell in love with it. The odd thing is as I was taking out of the box head-first, it just looked more and more beautiful. And clean. Oh, and sounds amazing as well.
  11. I have a Geddy in a burst - big fan of the burst! ImageUploadedByTapatalk1373647835.468016.jpg
  12. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Yeah... there are tons of the black ones out there. Go for the 'Burst..
  13. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    Sunburst is always better for resale than black.

    That makes it a no-brainer.
  14. xkalenx


    Mar 4, 2008
    Sunburst for sure! Looks amazing with the black pick guard and Geddy neck!
  15. Bassdirty


    Jul 23, 2010
    I agree..
  16. fusionbassed


    Jul 11, 2013
    I understand that totally. However, I highly doubt that I'll ever sell this once I get it...
  17. IPA

    IPA Supporting Member

    May 5, 2010
    Maybe they should rename the sunburst one the Aston Barrett model?

  18. Jeffcami


    Jul 6, 2013
    I have a Black Geddy Lee and a Sunburst 70's Jazz and I love them both. Who knew that the Sunburst would look so good in ones hands. Either choice will be a winner as the bass itself is awesome.

  19. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    Do you have any idea how many times I've heard that over the past forty-five years? :D

    Always plan for resale, even if you're "NEVER" going to sell it. You'd be surprised. ;)
  20. I was just thinking the exact thing!