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How Is Geddy Lee Getting This Tone?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cygnus Bass, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Cygnus Bass

    Cygnus Bass

    Jun 7, 2017
    I have a Rick run stereo, Ashly preamps with distortion mods, Rotosounds, and I hit the strings very hard, but I'm still not sure how he's getting this tone.

    In the clip above at the 2:53 mark you can clearly hear his bass. Any insight or theories regarding finding this tone is much appreciated.
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  2. Max Blasto

    Max Blasto

    Nov 29, 2010
    San Diego
    He's using his fingers.
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  3. bass71


    Nov 18, 2007
    No mystery, its the way he attacks the strings. His fingers look loose and a bit crazy but when they hit the string you can be sure the energy is focused and controlled , thats why some players sound so different..its a personal thing really.
    I've always tried to sound like TM Stevens..can I, hell no.
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  4. lancimouspitt


    Dec 10, 2008
    dayton Ohio
    Just listening to only you this morning. Tm stevens is a beast.
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