lets talk Geddy

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by fretbuzz, Sep 11, 2002.

  1. question to rush fans, what is it about geddy lee that makes him so good in YOUR opinion. not all the usual stuff like he sings, plays bass, bass pedals and keys almost all at the same time. but maybe some other observations. i have my ideas but would love to hear from some real bass players on the subject, peace.
  2. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    I don't know what makes him so good in my eyes. I just like him. I like his tones, I like his lines, I like his attitude, hey, I even like his voice! :eek:
  3. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

  4. MorganM


    Dec 11, 1999
    +1 also
  5. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    moved to bassist
  6. seamus


    Feb 8, 2001

    the lines had me hooked from day 1

  7. Caeros


    Jul 24, 2002
    Branford, CT
    The way his voice interacts with his basslines, the way they add to the melody and interact with the guitars and drums, his awesome tone and evolution as a player.
  8. the triplet he uses all the time... i mimic that move ALWAYS in my bass playing! without that, i would still beplaying Yankee DOodle!
  9. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I really like how his bass manages to fill up so much space. It's really in the forefront of much of Rush's music. I like how the bass interacts with the drums rythmically and like how Geddy weaves the two together to bring a certain kind of cohesiveness to their music.

    That plus he's...like...so cool, dude!:D
  10. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    oops..I thought this was a thread involving celebrity impersonations. I guess I can stop talking in this high voice now. My bad. :)

    brad cook
  11. And what reconfirmed my admiration for Geddy is the technique he uses on a lot of the more recent tunes (especially those off of their latest album).

    The man is a bass-chord monster! He just flutters his right hand over the strings and creates the most amazing tones!

    I've been trying to work some of the same thing into the gigs I've been playing. Of course, I have to be a bit picky about when and where I do it. Bass chords don't do a whole lot for a traditional country tune, but they can add some serious beef to a hard rock tune.

    All things in moderation!
  12. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  13. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    I agree with what most everyone has said with the exception that I believe his tone has GREATLY suffered since picking up the Jazz Bass....Geddy, for God's sake, please bring back the WAL or at least the Ric!..
  14. supergreg


    Jan 20, 2002
    I saw Rush Thursday. It was truly amazing. Not just the way he played, but his attitude. He just seemed like a cool guy. I was suprised, Geddy was jumping around more than some of the bands Ive seen at punk shows.
  15. Jontom


    Mar 11, 2002
    New York
    He's like Jack Bruce:The Next Generation.
  16. worganc


    Sep 16, 2002
    Ontario Canada
    Geddy knows what to put where and exactly how much to use. It also doesn't hurt he has Neil and Alex. Many guitar players would have a difficult time playing beside a talent such as his, but Alex is huge. Neil is Neil, can't say more than that. Oh yeah, and he's from Toronto!!!!!