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Hello Fender 60's vs fender Deluxe Active vs Geddy Lee

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Zippo, Dec 7, 2005.


  1. Zippo

    Zippo

    Dec 7, 2005
    Like topic..

    I played guitar for 4/5 years, but i'm a bass fan, so i'll buy:

    One of 3:
    Fender 60i's Jazz Bass
    Fender Deluxe Active Jazz bass
    Fender AS Geddy Lee

    Wich is better?!

    I have already play on deluxe and Geddy, and it seems that geddy is a little better. It sounds and plays much more smooth.

    By the way, my prefered band is Pink Floyd. I think that's why, i don't want a Yamaha trb.

    Sorry my english.. :meh:
     
  2. ClassicJazz

    ClassicJazz Bottom Feeders Unite!! Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Delray Beach, Florida
    Out of the three you mentioned, I would they are all pretty equal. But they are three different basses.

    The Classic 60's (which I have) has the more vintage look and feel then the others and a more vintage sound.

    The Geddy also has a great vintage sound but is modeled after a 70's bass. The Geddy also has a very slim neck. Also the Geddy has a maple fretboard which tends to be more brighter then the others with rosewood fretboards.

    The Deluxe Active Jazz bass is my least favorite. It has a modern sound since it is active (I prefer passive) and feel compaired to the others.

    Out of these three, I prefer the 60's Jazz. The neck has a bit more meat then the Geddy (which I like) and I really like the 60's vintage look. But a Geddy might be the works for me!
     
  3. Deluxe is the most verrsatile should you want to progress or change your sound...
     
  4. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Banned

    Nov 20, 2005
    Phila,Pa.
    The Japanese make a far more superior product over the Mexicans and at times over the Americans. Go Geddy. :)
     
  5. dgce

    dgce

    Jun 17, 2001
    Massachusetts, USA
    If it’s the MIM Deluxe and Vintage models yr talking about then I'd go with Geddy bass. Sure, the active preamp of the Deluxe will be more versatile, and the vintage axe has vibe but the Ged feels and plays really well and the Badass II gives the Ged a bit more tonal heft and sustain. I think the vintage US pickups really cut through. Its simple, its fun, it look frigg'n cool.

    r
     
  6. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    If only the Geddy didn't come only in black...
     
  7. I want a red geddy *droool