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Post pics of your Geddy Lee bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by barroso, Jun 17, 2003.


  1. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    i think that the Geddy Lee fender jazz bass is a really attractive bass.

    can you please post pics of yours?

    thanks!


    i'd love to try one!!
     
  2. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Here ya go.[​IMG]
     
  3. Those block inlays on the maple board are the summum of coolness! :cool:
     
  4. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    Here is my Geddy Lee, pictured with my Ric. [​IMG]
     
  5. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Here's another pic.[​IMG]
     
  6. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    And one more.[​IMG]
     
  7. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA


    OK, you win. You've got the Ric and the Jazz. You just need the Steinberger and the Wal to complete the set. And maybe the P-Bass from way back when.
     
  8. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    My freind bought Geddy's Red wal, when he got it we all went over and played it, It was sweet,it came in a flight case, and had a autographed
    cover in with it. It was pretty amazing to even touch a Bass geddy played, much less play one.As far as the Stienbergers I never liked them enough
    to own one. :)
     
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    -Full 1
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=919724">
    -Full 2
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=919726">
    -Body 1
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=919715">
    -Body2
    <img src="http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=919718">
     
  10. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    How come you changed the pickups ? on the other hand, those are nice pickups, I put a set in my mim lined fretless jazz.But I liked my OEM pickups that came in my Geddy.:)
     
  11. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I liked the stock pickup's also but I goth these ([/i]BassLine's Hot for Jazz[/i]) off of TB for $40 bucks. I figured it was worth it. I liked the BassLines alittle better & I put the stock pickup's on eBay & sold them for $85 !!!! :eek:
     
  12. that is a beautiful case.

    also, Nino, i still can't get over how damn cool those sadowsky knobs look on the geddy. mmm...

    i played a geddy back in 1997 in lansing, MI. it was the best sounding bass i had ever played at that time. if i had known then what i know now, i would have saved and bought it. what a fine bass.

    robb.
     
  13. uhhggh, if i have to...

    [​IMG]
     
  14. this used to be mine!

    (and yeah, that's me... ugh!) ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  15. You have impeccable taste, NV43345 - I have the same two basses as you!

    Great minds...

    Fools...

    A black Wal is next on the list, but a long way off. $$$!

    If you can believe it, I bought the Rick before I had ever heard of Rush! The only band I ever listened to back then that I knew used one was 10cc. I loved the sound of Graham Gouldman's 4001 on all those classic 10cc albums.

    It was initially based on looks, however - I had G.A.S. for one since I saw one in a Spacehog music video in the mid 90s... six years after that I finally got one. Other basses will come, perhaps even go, but the Rick will always be my #1.

    --jeff
     
  16. barroso

    barroso

    Aug 16, 2000
    Italia
    guys you rule. i am considering a black white black pickguard on a geddy lee will look KILLER!

    i have 3 tech questions.

    1) from the pics you posted i can see that this bass has not the bullet truss rod. is the truss rod in the same place of the '60 jazz basses?

    2)has this bass 3 or 4 screws in the neck-body plate?

    3)is the bass playable without pickguard? i mean, is the bass correctly routed (pickups routings) and is not the same as the actual MIA with that ugly hole.... do you understand what i am saying?

    thanks!


    thanks!
     
  17. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    1) from the pics you posted i can see that this bass has not the bullet truss rod. is the truss rod in the same place of the '60 jazz basses?

    The truss rod is located in the butt end of the neck, not at the head stock.

    2)has this bass 3 or 4 screws in the neck-body plate?

    4 screws.

    3)is the bass playable without pickguard? i mean, is the bass correctly routed (pickups routings) and is not the same as the actual MIA with that ugly hole.... do you understand what i am saying?

    There's no routing from the back of the bass, so the routing is all done on the front of the bass.
    I haven't had the need to take off the pick guard yet, but I assume what you mean is if there is routing (ugly hole) for the pick up leads or if this is accomondated by a a hole to the control cavity which is covered by the chrome plate.
     
  18. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan

    *Ponders*

    Those two basses together... just looks odd... like Stalin being Ghandi's running mate or something... crazy... both are secksi though.

    :D
     
  19. Jerry J

    Jerry J Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    P-town, OR
    barroso, there are no weird routings under the pickguard. So you could use it without the pickguard. But I think that it looks a little plain without the guard.

    I changed mine out for a smoked pearl grey and it looks killer. I've been toying with trying out a set of black tape wound strings to see how it looks and sounds.

    I really like the tone of the original pickups but I sure wish that they had a bit more output. I've been trying to figure out how to install an EMG boost circuit but I'm not wanting to route anything for a battery.

    I will try and post a photo when I get off of work, in the morning.
     
  20. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    OK Nino, here's a question for ya.

    With all your Sadowskys, how often do you pick up your Geddy Lee Jazz?

    Also how does it compare with your other basses?