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Geddy Lee Jazz Bass vs. standard Fender Jazz bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rockles, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Rockles


    Feb 26, 2008
    What kind of noticable differences are there?
  2. I didn't spend too much time with the Geddy, but what I noticed right away was the neck. It seemed so much slimmer that it became a very different animal than the Jazz basses I've been used to. It seemed brighter, as well.
  3. Dpduder


    Mar 27, 2007
    Gorham, ME
    geddy has:
    70s pickup spacing
    slimmer profile neck
    Poly finished neck
    MIA pickups
    Stock BA2
    Vintage style tuners

    While the standard jazz (mim i assume) has:
    60's pickup spacing
    cheaper pickups
    Lighter-weight, cheaper tuners
    bent steel bridge
    generally lower build quality
  4. Rockles


    Feb 26, 2008
    yeah its made in mexico, and thanks for the input, im thinking about saving up for a Geddy sometime in the near future, but i needed to see if its really worth the extra cash.
  5. daddycal


    Apr 3, 2007
    Endorsing Artist: Eden Electronics, Music Man Basses
    Geddy is the way to go.
  6. Rockles


    Feb 26, 2008
    I play the made in mexico Fender Jazz right now, and i wish i knew that the Geddy was so much better years ago, before i bought the standard one.
  7. I have a '92 MIM jazz that I got off of Ebay. I didn't know what to expect but when I got it all was fine. A couple of chips here and there but it plays and feels well. I got a Geddy a few weeks ago and it's a heavier bass and appears to be have a brighter, punchier sound. The neck is thinner and feels good to me. I put some flats on mine and you can really move on it. The hardware such as the tuners seem to be better than the Standard version. I tune my basses each time I play them but the Geddy holds it's tuning good. The BadAss bridge is nice too. All in all, I do like the Geddy better but I still play the MIM quite a bit.
  8. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Austin, Texas
    Just get a Geddy. The End.
  9. Yeah, what you said...get the Geddy.

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