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Geddy's Red Jazz?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nino Valenti, Jul 26, 2003.


  1. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Does anyone have pictures of Geddy's red Custom Shop Red Jazz bass? I've looked on google & Rush's website but I can't find any.

    It's a bass he uses on one or two song of the set this last tour.
     
  2. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I've seen it. It was without a p/g. I was trying to find old pictures from Bass Frontiers mag. They had a pic of him with it, but I'm having troulble finding it.
     
  3. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    [​IMG]

    Here's the pic from Bassics mag.
     
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I just bought this for my Rob DeLeo Model T from Warmoth...

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1069470"

    ...& then I see this.

    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1076371">

    What to do, what to do!!!!!!:bawl:
     
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Here he is with a Sunburst one!!!!

    <img src="http://ecom.citystar.com/bassics/images/IT10_26Cover.jpg?SSImageQuality=Full">

    :D
     
  6. I dunno Nino, that neck looks absolutely great on the model T, plus we've talked about the problems of having a body or a neck lying around, it just leads to more spending and more warmoth projects.

    P.S.- Go for it man, it looks like an awsome combo.
     
  7. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yeah, that's the one he played on 2112 on tour, iirc. it's tuned down a whole step. i'm pretty sure that's that one. he had a black one with a tort guard as another backup. one was tuned to low d, the other a full step down. i'm not positive which though, to be honest.
     
  8. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Which one, the Red or tghe S/B one?
     
  9. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i think the red one was on the drop d stuff, and the s/b one was on 2112. i'm not certain, though. i can't remember. actually, according to the tourbook, he had the main black and white one and 4 custom shop jazzes made in '96. so there's probably a few more we're missing.
     
  10. I think the black one w/tort guard was tuned to drop D.. he played it on "Driven."
     
  11. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    yeah, and the red one was on 2112, right?
     
  12. steve_man

    steve_man

    May 15, 2002
    who are these guitars made by?
     
  13. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I believe that Geddy's basses are made by the Fender Custom Shop but I'm not 100% sure.
     
  14. dgce

    dgce

    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    Fender Custom shop ($$$$$$$$)
     
  15. I think so, but I'm not 100% certain. (Can you believe those shows were almost a year ago?!?) At Philips Arena, I was in the club level and when Geddy walked all the way to the edge of the stage on his side, I could see the flame top on that bass in pretty amazing detail!
     
  16. steve_man

    steve_man

    May 15, 2002
    I wonder how they sound.

    How much do you say the custom shop would charge him to do that?
     
  17. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    Something from the Custom Shop would normally run around $1800-$2500.
     
  18. steve_man

    steve_man

    May 15, 2002
    that's not too bad. kinda wonder about why you don't hear more about them?
     
  19. IIRC, when Rush played here in Vancouver, I only saw three basses, however, I did see a rack off to the side of the stage with four in it at any given time... plus the one he's playing, and that explains the tourbook's figure of his ol' standard, and 4 new Customs.

    He played the '72 for the vast majority of the concert. Any DADG stuff was the black one with the tortoise-shell pickguard. DGCF stuff (2112 - guess he can't shriek as high anymore?) was the red one. Very pretty from the sixth row. I want one!

    --jeff
     
  20. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    I believe you are correct on that my friend