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I wanted a Geddy, but finally...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by JayAmel, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Hi folks,

    I had put a layaway on a Geddy Lee. But finally the shop had a MIA Jazz Bass S-1. My previous experience with this model being very bad, I got agreement from the retailer to test it intensively before buying. And there it is, sounds and play awesome ! And the S-1 switch on this one is VERY efficient.


  2. Congrats on a great looking bass. Just be sure to clean the S1 everyone now and then because they get jammed like anything.
  3. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Lookin' good! I love maple fretboard Jazzes.
  4. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    Eastern North Dakota
    I thought I wanted a GL, and they are sweet, but the neck on a MIA is so nice.
  5. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    As the owner of one myself, I must agree!

    Congrats on the bass!
  6. machine gewehr

    machine gewehr

    Sep 17, 2005
    Wow thats too beautiful,I couldn't play it if it was mine :p

    Gongrats man thats gorgeous and it must sound so good! :bassist:
  7. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Thanks everyone !
    The pic actually does not do it justice.
    Yes, it plays and sounds very nice. Just will need a tiny adjustment that will be done in minutes so that the action gets a bit lower.
  8. I'm of exactly the same feeling - I want so much to love the GL, but have moved beyond necks that thin. AB-ing it against an FSR Standard Ash Jazz I was struck by how much I preferred the "normal" J-neck and ash to alder bodies. A pair of hotter Geddy-type pickups in that and you have yourself one great bass. I'm also a smaller guy, so the downsized body of the American Deluxes that the original poster purchased is very appealing to be for a production line bass.

    Basically, the concept of the GL signature works for me more than the actual bass. Perhaps one day I've have a custom "Geddy P" made up by someone like Mike Lull (this and this come to mind - the first transparent red M4V because I have a thing for Geddy's downtuned 2112 bass...


    Congratulations on the new MIA, JayAmel - enjoy her!
  9. GREAT JAZZ, Looks awesome!
  10. Akami

    Akami Four on the floor Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2005
    Took my breath away for a second!
    That looks great!

  11. That is EXACTLY what my GAS Fender looks like in my head.

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