Geddy Lee To Release Book On History Of Bass Guitar

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Pauly 4001, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Yes.

    36 vote(s)
  2. No.

    13 vote(s)
  3. Joe Osborn should be writing this book.

    3 vote(s)
  4. Carrots.

    3 vote(s)
  1. Geddy Lee to Release Book About History of the Bass Guitar

    Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass will be published on Dec. 4, and features the stories behind 250 famous and rare basses, as well as interviews with some of the instrument's most famous players.

    "It's not surprising that sooner or later I'd dive down the proverbial rabbit hole into the world of vintage bass guitars,"

    Please talk amongst yourselves. I'm feeling a little verklempt.
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  2. Cool. Looking forward to it.
    JimK likes this.
  3. twinjet

    twinjet Powered by GE90s; fueled with coffee. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sep 23, 2008
    I'm totally Geddyng that book.
    dave64o, ptg, Groove Doctor and 5 others like this.
  4. Wait, where did he say Rush was getting back together?

  5. You bet your Life,son.
    Stormchaser, dave64o, osv and 2 others like this.
  6. exidor


    Jul 10, 2011
    I'm going to Neil when I read that new bass book.
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  7. First time I heard about this. I'm getting a little slow hooking up with info on my home town boys; I'm in FL now, but was born and raised in and around Pearts' home town area of St. Catharines, as well as "journeying into the dark and forbidding lands of the Necromancer" (aka, Toronto/Yorkville/Don Mills, etc.) for some gigs.

    Seriously looking forward to that book! I will be interested to see if Mr. Lee puts any of his perspective on things or plays it as a strictly biographical account on things.
  8. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Will there be bass info that has never been printed before?
  9. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    I thought that Tony Bacon had pretty much nailed everything.
  10. Fathand

    Fathand 21st Century Distortion Man Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    I won't Rush to get it, but it will be in my Limelight at some point.
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  11. ^ I see What You're Doing.
  12. The book will be a working man's take on things... and probably cost big money.
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  13. Les Fret

    Les Fret

    Sep 9, 2009
    I would rather have that he wrote a book about his technique and playing.
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  14. descendent22


    Jul 29, 2015
  15. Deadworks


    Dec 13, 2004
    St.Louis, MO
    Is this going to be a single volume or will there be multiple perts to it?
  16. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    I've pre-ordered a copy. Looking forward to it.
  17. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    I'm not sold on this. From the title you'd expect a complete history of the instrument family, and not just trivia and interviews about 250 of them.

    If this was about the history of bass guitar as a whole, it would be a no-brainer. But this? Only of minor relevance to someone looking for the big picture, I would think.
  18. consectaneus


    Sep 23, 2016
    There are 250 famous and rare basses?

    In any case I like that Geddy is letting his inner bass geek out.
  19. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Not familiar with how the book industry works, eh? :D

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