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Geddy's YYZ track isolated. Yum!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Eric Perry, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Geddy's YYZ track isolated. Freakin' awesome!

  2. jgroh


    Sep 14, 2007
    Yeah, pretty..uh...awesome...stop lookin at me that way Noise Bot girl! You know Im married! :scowl:

    I posted links to the entire Moving Pictures album (plus the trees) here a week or two ago. Pretty awesome to hear each instrument isolated. I can dig it up again if anyone missed it.
  3. Disraeli Gears

    Disraeli Gears

    May 29, 2007
    Nice find! I'm currently working on learning the song, so this should be really helpful
  4. Yes please! :D
  5. williamk


    Apr 2, 2008
    you can hear 2 basses playing at the same time during the riff (and a third bass does the solos)
  6. PBass101


    Jul 3, 2008
    He just double-tracked and re-recorded parts because I'm sure he wanted it to sound perfect on the record without any slip-ups that might have happened if he played it straight through.
  7. Eww..
  8. ProfGumby


    Jan 15, 2007
    Michigan's U.P.
    Yup, sounds like one bass to me as well. Maybe some fill tracks here and there and the solos sound inserted and when the keys kick in the bass just cuts out sharply. I'd bet that is all do to the editing process.

    And I'd bet a lot of the fill type stuff heard in the main riff has more to do with sympathetic vibrations and open strings ringing out. I defy anyone to play that hard and fast and not have the same issues.

    As to the track being isolated, thanks! I now feel even more inadequate as a bass player....:crying:

    But still, Geddy is a great player and I love that song!:D
  9. ProfGumby


    Jan 15, 2007
    Michigan's U.P.
    Listen to this one -

    You can really hear how hard Geddy digs in. You can hear the fret buzz the fret and (possibly) strings clacking off the pups and the other strings ringing out in faster sections! Listen especially at about 4:22...

    Not only that listen to where and how Geddy adds or plays notes that you really never knew were there. Where he digs in and breaks or adds emphasis....fantastic!
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Wow! I didn't know Geddy was using doublestops way back then. There are not near as many as there are on the last two albums, but there are at least 4 or 5 times where I could hear a root & five being played together. And I don't think it was two basses, the way that it was articulated sounded like that infitesimal delay you get when you rake a doublestop.
  11. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    Wow, I've been playing it totally wrong...
  12. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Yeah, I found a few places where I was wrong too.
  13. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    YYZ always seemed to be one of those "audition pieces" for bands in college. It was inevitable... either the guitarist or drummer would (half) jokingly suggest it or start playing it. I would just go with it and see if they could actually play it! Got a few gigs that way. Never actually played a cover it of it live though, probably for the best.
  14. paul_wolfe


    Mar 8, 2009
    Thanks for posting that - very cool!
  15. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Yeah, there is stuff in there I never heard before. It's even more impressive isolated.
  16. hey i was gonna post that, not fair :p!
    this whole isolated bass stuff is kind of like audio bass porn.
  17. Good playing but clearly not authentic at all-way too many dubbed inserts throughout the song from the original recording
  18. jgroh


    Sep 14, 2007
    Weird. I didnt bother listening to that youtube link until now and that does sound like different pieces/basses...hmm...if you download the files I spoke of earlier and my friend OriginalCrash linked to, it doesnt sound like that at all. The only parts that sound like overdubs in the files I have are the solo runs.

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