Geddy Lee teardrop question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MasonMinor, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. MasonMinor


    Nov 29, 2014
    Does anyone know what songs he used it on? I know it was used in the studio when he still played it. Which was around 77-78. Just wondering if anyone knew.
  2. D.M.N.

    D.M.N. (O))))

    Oct 6, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I assume you're talking about his Fender Precision Bass, that he later cut up into a teardrop shape? As far as I'm aware the only recorded studio tracks featuring the Precision bass were from the first album, and then the Seventh Order of Angels bootleg. I've also heard it might have been used on some tracks off A Farewell to Kings, but I'm not certain on that one.
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  3. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    I don't think it appears on a studio album at all in its teardrop shape.

    He modified it that way after the 1st album was done in it's original P form.

    Maybe some live recordings in the late '70's.
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  4. Aqualung60


    Jun 19, 2013
    New Jersey
    Geddy has said in interviews that he cut the P-Bass after the first album was recorded and used briefly on tour afterwards before shelving it because of his unhappiness with how it sounded afterwards.
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  5. Janforth

    Janforth Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    I know that Geddy used it for the growling noise somewhere during the battle sequence on Bytor and the Snowdog, I believe he ran it through a fuzz tone, a phaser, and who knows what else, then into a volume pedal
  6. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown

    May 1, 2000
    SLC, UT
    The song "Lakeside Park" was reportedly recorded with the P as well.
  7. I'm from Toronto and have been following Rush since the "All The Worlds A Stage" tour in the 70's.
    Geddy used the tear drop for encores, I remember distinctly Geddy using it on "What you're doing"
    He also used it one year at a Max Webster New Years eve show at Maple Leaf Gardens.
    He made a surprise appearance for Max's encore, he came out and did "Battle Scar".
    That was an awesome concert moment, I still get goose bumps thinking about!
    As soon as he stepped up to the mic, he blew the roof off the building!