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Got myself a new Fender Geddy Lee Sig. Jazz!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Slaphappy, May 26, 2001.

  1. It is really an amazing instrument, and lives up to all the positive hype around it...especially the incredible and thin profile neck! Most comfortable neck I've come across on a Fender, and this thing can really kick out a nice variety of tones. Also, with the classic pups, mine seems nearly impervious to soloed PU hum, which is a far cry from my previous AM. STD Jazz.

    The workmanship, fit and finish are all outstanding. Frets all nicely finished and level, beautiful black binding job on the board, and a well buffed finish. It all feels very robust and well-put-together.

    Oh, and I notice none of the lack of depth that a few people have mentioned in regards to the tone....sounds round and full to me, as much as a Jazz can.

    I got mine for 625 shipped brand new :) Not too bad...plus I had an extra case here for it.

    Still can't play Rush tunes any better, though ;)
  2. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    If I could find one I'd probably buy it.

    I saw one on Ebay once, but it was too much.

    I can't recall, but does the neck have the block inlays?

    Congrats on your find.
  3. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    I really want one NOW!!!

    I was on the Fender site looking for it and could not find it, so thanks for the link.

    I really want one NOW!!!
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    <img src="http://www.fender.com/electricbasses/jbass/artistsignature/images/geddyjazzbass.jpg">
    Nice bass!!!! I'm building a Warmoth bass just like it. I had a Fender Geddy lee & sold it a while back & I wanted it again. & since I was so happy w/the Warmoth 5 String I built I figure a Warmoth would be killer.
  5. bigsammy


    Jan 29, 2001
    Moline, IL
    i was finally able to play a geddy lee the other day! i was very impressed with it! (especially for the price!) the black block inlays and binding are very stunning. the badass bridge adds nice clarity and sustain to it. it just sounds like an extremely nice jazz bass, IMO.

  6. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Congratulations! Great bass, I'd love to own one if I had smaller hands and was comfortable on a 4! That was my first bass I really lusted after...they're great basses!

    BTW, very cool stuff on mp3.com! :D
    What did you record the tunes with? Sounds great!
  7. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    If anybody is looking for one.. Theres a dealer up my way that has one in stock for I believe for $649.00.. I'm sure he would be able to deal on it.. It's Jackson Music in Grand Island N.Y. (716) 773-5339.... Or (www.jacksonmusic.com)... Best of Luck. Steve.....
  8. Thanks a lot, Angus :)

    I'm not sure what kind of equipment run-down you were asking about for my music, but here's a list of the basses I used for each tune:

    Ethereal Funk (the new song!)--1999 Am. Std. Precision Bass (for the slap part at the end, too)

    Traveler--Fender Roscoe Beck V

    Walking With the Angels--EB MM Sterling (fretless)

    Good King Wenceslas--Fender Roscoe Beck V

    Sadly, the RB5 had to go...for two reasons. One, I developed a wrist problem where I just can't get around on a big neck anymore and Two, ultimately, after several months of trying, I just decided that 5 string playing isn't for me. The Geddy replaces the RB5. I would not have gotten rid of the RB5, and just played it as four so to speak, if it weren't for the wrist problem. The Geddy is GREAT for my wrist, very slim neck.

  9. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Very cool...sorry to ask the stereotypical annoying "gear question", but I was curious.

    Sucks about the RB5, those are great basses, but I've got the same problem as you, the neck is just too big and heavy for my injured hand! Wish I could get one with a shaved down neck...they sound great!

    Anyway, keep up the good work, I'd love to hear some more tunes! Though, I should let the thread get back on topic! :D
  10. NO problem on the recording question, Angus! I love to answer questions about the recording process....

    and since I started this thread, as long as we're talking about ME it's on topic :D :D :D
  11. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    So then when are you going to join a band and (on topic on topic on topic)...use the Geddy Lee?
  12. LOL!

    I don't know...do you think a band would have me? ;)

    Seriously, I primarily play on my own here at home in my little studio, record, and sometimes jam with others... The Geddy would certainly be the first axe I would grab for a jam as I could play it longer than my Precision.
    The Geddy has such a significant low-fatigue factor with that neck :) The GL will also become my main practice bass for this reason. Right now, I'm very much in the process of trying to play myself (gradually) back into shape, as my wrist will allow.

    I'm quite anxious to record a song with it, too, but also anxious to record one with my Rick....I'm going to get started on a new one right away.

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