Rush 2011 Geddy's sunburst bass question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Presto2112, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. I noticed geddy had a sunburst bass for faithless and closer to the heart for the 2011 leg of the tmt. He used his main 72' for the 2010 tour for those songs. It didn't sound tuned any differently. Does anyone know why he switched to the sunburst on the 2011 leg???
  2. pHace on Bass

    pHace on Bass

    Apr 21, 2012
    Because he had it. Why else?
  3. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Always overcompensating Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    Kind of like how Robert Trujillo has about a dozen basses that he uses during each Metallica show.
  4. GAS?
  5. Duke21


    Nov 14, 2010
    Narvik, Norway
    Maybe because there is a black Geddy sig bass and a sunburst Geddy sig? He have to asosiate these basses with what he plays
  6. Maybe it's in his fender contract, that's true
  7. Neener

    Neener Grumpy Old Dog

    Feb 25, 2007
    Mechanicsburg, PA
    I'm guessing he has enough wealth that he doesn't give a damn what his Fender contract says.
  8. Different strings?
  9. DanHibiki


    Apr 16, 2008
    You can see his sunburst being used in past tours, he usually plays it on Between The Wheels and I'm pretty sure he played it before the introduction of the sunburst version of his signature Fender...
  10. tk4207


    Sep 25, 2010
    I believe on Between the Wheels (Snakes & Arrows tour) he had it tuned in drop D. Of course, on the Time Machine tour, he must have had it in standard tuning if he's using it on Closer to the Heart, so he obviously just wants to switch things up occasionally :D
  11. Nev375


    Nov 2, 2010
    Probably because it sounded warmer than his black one, which DOES tend to sound pretty dark.
  12. DanHibiki


    Apr 16, 2008
    Hehe, yeah, I never learned BtW so I had no idea it was on Drop D tuning. I though he used his black Jazz with tort pickguard for the songs with Drop D tuning (the one he auctioned a while ago). Driven on Rush in Rio and Stick it Out on the Time Machine Tour comes to my mind.

    Maybe he was jealous of Alex switching guitars on every song :p
  13. dStar


    Mar 1, 2012
    Check out this thread:

    Look for the posts from Russ Ryan, he was Geddy's Bass Tech. He doesn't cover the 2011 tour, but he gives good insight on why Ged uses different bases on different songs.

    BTW, 2012/2013 Clockwork Angel Tour dates were recently released!