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Geddy Lee's "new" $45,000 bass.

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by jd56hawk, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Damn, just when I was thinking of selling a few vital organs in order to buy it myself! 212fwh5.
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  2. exidor


    Jul 10, 2011
    I wonder if he bought it from himself for the price to be so high? I'm sure he'll play the crap out of it. also when your a millionaire you can buy most any bass you want. he looks happy & more power to him.
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  3. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    He's glowing, the bass is glowing... I would be, too.
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  4. Farseer


    Dec 22, 2014
    Parker, Colorado
    Please link the article
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  5. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    So....what is it,exactly? (Guessing a 60's J bass,but why $45k?)
  6. He is definitely on a mission, snapping up vintage basses for his collection.
    Love the colour of that bass!
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  7. I'm curious to know more about the specifics of the price - why is it worth that? (not being snarky, I'm genuinely curious, and not a vintage bass expert by any stretch!)
  8. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
  9. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
  10. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    This is a fabulous early production Custom Color “3 Knob” Jazz Bass from Fender’s earliest & best era, its ultra rare Fiesta Red finish is beautiful having an extremely clean front w/some slight buckle wear on its back, it is still very “Pink” as most yellow out to an orange-like color, its unbound Clay Dot inlaid early Slab-Rosewood fingerboard feels simply delicious, its pencil dated 1/62, its pretty tortoise’gard pulls this all together, its 2 pickups are super punchy & have a deep bass tone unlike most Pre-CBS Jazz Basses, pot codes date to the 52nd week of 1961, its got the earliest type Jazz Bass logo with the “contour body” portion made all in 1 decal, other than some slight wear & some weather checking, its 100% original in all respects, it still retains its full set of string mutes & every single screw from new, this is truly one of the rarest & most valuable Fender Basses in the World, a true rare find early Custom Colored 3-knob of its type…delicious !, she is exceptionally clean overall & comes in its original Brown Tolex hard case.
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  11. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    Back in the 70's i had a '66 just like this one. Paid $300 for it,had it refretted,and sold for $450 after 6 monthes. Obviously i should have hung onto it!
  12. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
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  13. Bass'd on a true story

    Bass'd on a true story

    Jun 28, 2015
    That bass has a beautiful finish. I wish I was the one selling it...
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  14. DavetheDude


    Nov 28, 2014
  15. iamprowla


    Nov 28, 2016
    If Geddy wants to buy a bass for that, then good on him!
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  16. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    45K Jazz, for me would have to be a stack knob.
  17. LT131


    Jan 25, 2015
    Deep South
    Hear he's put it on layaway til Christmas. Got 0% financing.
  18. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sussex County, NJ
    no endorsements but would love a few ;-)
    Stack knob?!?!?
    For 45K it would have to be clad in 24K gold and diamonds and come with a helper monkey to maintain it on a whim for me.
  19. madbass6

    madbass6 Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2009
    I do not give consent to use any of my photos ! please respect that. thank you.
    Sucks to be you.. :(
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  20. IMG_0105.JPG Doesn't look like the same bass he has on. Nonetheless the Fiesta, tort, rosewood combo is my favourite. I'll have to be content with my roadworn until I win the lottery. I keep intending to do so but just haven't found the time to buy a ticket :smug:.
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