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Geddy Lee j bass and gauge

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by twangman, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. twangman


    May 8, 2010
    I have an MIM geddy and I'm planning on putting some d addario exl165 strings on it. The gauges are 45-105. I've heard some horror stories about these necks, anyone experience any problems using this gauge?

    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78! Supporting Member

    Oct 25, 2012
    NJ to Sin City
    I have a Geddy with that gauge and never had an issue.

    I also have a parts bass with a neck from the Geddy Lee sig and it also uses that gauge without issues. YMMV.
  3. unclebass


    Dec 17, 2012
    I have a Squier standard jazz that has a neck with the same profile as the Geddy Lee. I have 45-105 stainless rounds on it now, and have had the same gauge in Roto77 flatwounds on it. I've had no problems with it at all.
  4. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Doesn't Fender ship all of their basses with 45-105's?
  5. twangman


    May 8, 2010
    I believe so, some people say they're too heavy for the neck. Is 45-105 a standard? Seems like they ship all their basses with that gauge.
  6. I've had my Geddy for about 10 years with many different gauge strings on it. No issues with the neck.
  7. bassfreakah


    Mar 26, 2011
    Endorsing Artist Ernie ball strings
    IMO a lighter set feels and sounds more like a jazz bass 40-100. i save the 105's for my p basses. just my 2c tho.
  8. elBandito


    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    Slight turn of the truss rod should take care of it.
  9. stugotz

    stugotz Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2012
    Merritt Island
    I use EXL 170's on my Geddy. Feel and sound great!!!
  10. PseudoSpaceman


    Jul 5, 2009
    I use .50-.110 on my Geddy, never had any issues!
  11. twangman


    May 8, 2010
    You had to set it up for those gauges right?

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