Geddy Lee tone

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Rien, Oct 11, 2001.

  1. Rien

    Rien Guest

    Oct 6, 2001
    I'm wondering how I could get his tone, or at least something close. My band is covering a Rush song, and my tone isn't right. I use a Fender Jazz Bass.
  2. RAM

    RAM Guest

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Hmmm...I've seen this post somewhere before...:eek:

    Rien, for the future, the moderators will not appreciate it if you post something multiple times. I noticed this under "Amps" as well, which is where I responded.

    At any rate, welcome to Talk Bass!:D
  3. purple_haze

    purple_haze Guest

    Jun 29, 2001
    London Town
    From the lips of the man himself....

    "My main bass is an early Seventies Jazz Bass, and I use two other custom shop basses, all strung with Rotosound roundwound strings. The basses go through three or four different direct-style devices, a Demeter DI box and/ or an Avalon U5, a Palmer speaker simulator and two different Sansapm units that I switch between for different top-end distortions. One is a standard guitar unit and the other is a bass line driver, which is simpler and less over the top.

    Onstage, I just run that into my Trace Elliot cabinets to create some live bottom end, but on record I never use any speakers. I go straight to my console and keep them on different tracks so I can mix and match the tones. Add a little compression, and that's how I get my sound."

  4. You have to love the sound you get from multiple systems... The midrange growl you get with lowwer mids and the cricketie highs with a smilie face, I love both and they mix well together, but I'm trying to get more of a crunch and clean (crushing distortion yet clean lows and clicky (no offense) highs) sound for what style I play. I have to add another system!? :eek:

    But yeah it's an excellent way to get a good sound...