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Geddy Lee: Isolated bass track to "YYZ" (1981)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by A.K., Jun 21, 2014.

  1. A.K.


    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    It's Geddy. That's all you need to know.

  2. Too cool. Thanks yet again. That's actually the one I've come closest to getting right. Go figure. I knew the solo bit had to be punched in. Always heard the over-lap.
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  3. 4StringAxe


    Jul 27, 2009
    Again, awesome :thumbsup:
    Any chance of getting Xanadu ?
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  4. A.K.


    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I looked for "Xanadu," but I can't find it on YouTube.
  5. 4StringAxe


    Jul 27, 2009
    It's cool. Keep doing your thing. These isolated tracks you post are awesome.
    Here's a video I found.

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  6. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Once again, all killer - no filler from ol' Ged.
    Awesome iso tracks.
  7. cronker


    Feb 13, 2007
    That is MENTAL! My favourite Rush song ever! And Geddy just swims through the whole thing, rhythm just oh yeah let's do it, some pyrotechnics for fun, some "go learn this poopie at home, kids," whole world of awesome.
  8. Geraltino


    Apr 2, 2013
    That's some groovy playing, damn awesome! One of the basslines I seem to never get 100% right. Oh well, needs more practice... :D
  9. Robus


    Aug 25, 2013
    Chicago Area
  10. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    Rush bass book has a good chart on YYZ.
  11. WolstenStears


    Mar 30, 2013
    I recently sat a graded bass exam in order to meet university application requirements, and one of the pieces was YYZ which had been slightly simplified and slowed, and had no synth section. However, I had learned the original version, so what I was playing was more than I actually needed to and I still couldn't keep up, even with a reduced tempo!
  12. Jaco Taco

    Jaco Taco

    Jul 30, 2012
    This bassline was my introduction to raking.... back when I used to use just two fingers.
  13. 77PBass

    77PBass Banned

    Dec 5, 2007
    The YYZ one is awesome. You really get a sense they were all tracking at the same time by the ebb and flow of Geddy's time. The punch in's are dirty and add to the overall feel. I love the recording process.
  14. sonicnuance

    sonicnuance Commercial User

    Aug 30, 2003
    California, USA
    Engineer & Owner, Sonic Nuance Electronics
    I love the internet! Sure coulda used this many years ago back in my first band :)

    Just reinforces what a great player Geddy was/is. Also, and I don't mean to put anyone down here, it shows how bass tone can sound better in a mix than isolated (imho - and I don't know if anything was done to the bass tone for the iso track so I am making assumptions). The bass tone on the tune with the other instruments is classic and is a great example of how distorted bass can work in a tune.

    Thanks for posting this

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