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Geddy neck on the Bay?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassyBill, Aug 23, 2005.


  1. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Is this for real? Why no "small print" stuff under the Fender logo?

    Link to ebay item

    Please advise. :help:
     
  2. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    I think that's the way the Geddy is built. Isn't it to 70's specs? Looks genuine to me.
     
  3. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Yep. a '75 I believe.
    [​IMG]
     
  4. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Thanks, guys, BUT... on this photo from the music123 site, some of the small print I referred to is visible.

    [​IMG]

    Why isn't there any on the for sale item?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. I see no small print on my geddy
     
  6. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Some minor details on the Geddy have changed over time... for example, I know a guy who's Geddy says limited edition on the neck heel plate, mine doesn't. I also think mine has no fine print on the headstock, and yeah, they're designed after a '72 (his mod'd one, tho of course).
     
  7. Mine also has the limited edition plate but no small print. I think that was a small change Fender slipped into the mix a while ago.
     
  8. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Thanks again, guys. I've been gassing for a Geddy for some time, mainly 'cos I love the neck, but also because I fancy a completely passive Jazz (I already have active versions - see my profile).

    Trouble is I also have a mild case of P bass gas that affects us J bassers from time to time. Therefore, I'm thinking of putting together a bass with a Geddy neck, P or J body (undecided which yet) with a P/J config (probably Nordies), BAII bridge. What do you think? Any comments or suggestions for components or aesthetic aspects welcomed.
     
  9. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    Personally, I'd LOVE to have another Geddy neck to build a J around, but I think his price is too high, so it ain't hap'nin for me on this one. For that kinda' dough, I'll order a figured Warmoth or a Moses.
     
  10. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    I hear you, Vic - the price doesn't seem bad to me in UK terms with the current exchange rate. I thought about Warmoth, but the whole point really of me starting this project would be to use a Geddy neck. I was thinking of putting it on a Warmoth body though, probably with a nice traditional burst finish. :D
     
  11. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Central Illinois
    Staff, Bass Gear Magazine
    That would be killer.
     
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mine is also of the 'Limited Edition neckplate/no small print' variety.

    Looks legit to me.