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Geddy tone on Red Barchetta

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Black 'n Tan, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. Just heard this on the FM driving home ....

    Unbelievable tone ...

    How does he do it?
  2. That is THE song that made me want to play bass! (Hard to believe it's been almost 25 years since I first heard it. :eek: ) Awesome tone.. the be-all end-all, as far as I'm concerned. I'm not sure which bass he recorded "Red Barchetta" with.. I think he used both a '72 Jazz and a Rickenbacker on Moving Pictures. He's got growl built into his hands, or something.
  3. He used the Jazz on "Tom Sawyer", "Limelight", "Camera Eye" and "Vital Signs" and for the little solo runs on "YYZ".

    I believe he was using the Rick on "Red Barchetta". There are a lot of threads regarding Geddy's tone, but I say +1 on his technique and fingers giving him the majority of his unique sound. :D
  4. Definitely an incredible tone. Not to mention some pretty decent playing ;).