The Geddy Lee Jazz Club Part 2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Bryan R. Tyler, Sep 12, 2011.


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  1. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    The Geddy really enlightened me to 70’s style jazz basses. All if my others were 60’s pickup placement . I had never kept any other 70’s style jazz. But I realized I prefer the alder / maple combo with true single coils.
    I was blessed to find what is pretty much a 5 string Super version of my Geddy. Even has oil rubbed finished neck .
    Feels good and sounds just right. 70’s Jazz basses have a unique special sauce in their tone.
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  2. Black Out Jazz

    Black Out Jazz Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    location is overrated
    Nice. I saw mine on ebay by musiciansfriend for 1600, when they were selling for 2K. It was a return, and I can't figure out why.
     
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  3. Sponson Thrisby

    Sponson Thrisby

    Feb 15, 2019
    You aren't making this any easier! :eyebrow:
     
  4. Black Out Jazz

    Black Out Jazz Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    location is overrated
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  5. Mr_O'B

    Mr_O'B

    Feb 22, 2015
    One of the best basses I ever a/b’d was a Geddy Lee. That particular bass was something special! It left a lasting impression on me.
    I definitely understand your appreciation for your Geddy Lee.
     
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  6. Rocknroller4

    Rocknroller4

    Jul 8, 2019
    USA
    Just learned the MIJ and MIM Geddy's do sometimes have issues with the neck because of how thin it is front to back. It's pretty well known and Dave's bass tech channel has had a few through his workshop. The US Geddy models (I think in the last five years) have carbon rods as reinforcement and of course is thicker front to back compared to the MIJ and MIMs which helps keep it from twisting.


     
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  7. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    Yep.
     
  8. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA


    Here's a little 60s vs 70s spacing tone shootout for my "Geddy" jazzes :). Which spacing do you folks like better?
     
  9. Black Out Jazz

    Black Out Jazz Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    location is overrated
    I'd like to see a shootout with a USA Geddy vs. a mex or japanese.
     
  10. stubborne

    stubborne

    Oct 22, 2009
    Rock Hill, SC
    My '07 CIJ...
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  11. Sponson Thrisby

    Sponson Thrisby

    Feb 15, 2019
    Uh oh...I think I liked the FGN better.
    This could be a problem.
     
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  12. Black Out Jazz

    Black Out Jazz Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    location is overrated
    The difference in tone makes me wonder about pickup heights. That is, if all other things are equal. I can't speak to the MIJ MIM CIJ pickups, either.
     
  13. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA
    Thanks for bringing this up! Now, I rarely do this... but for this video I actually set the pickup heights and string action to be the same (or as close as possible) on both basses using my digital caliper with the goal of making this as apples to apples as it could be (apples and pairs? definitely not apples and oranges). I know, different bridges, body materials, pickups, etc... we're still having fun though :). I can't speak to the MIJ/CIJ pickups from experience, but the Brantleys and the stock FGN pickups sounded VERY similar to the Brantley rewinds in my initial test.
     
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  14. Black Out Jazz

    Black Out Jazz Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    location is overrated
    Well, that's as apples to apples as it gets, to me. Quite frankly, I prefer the FGN's tone to the (economy) Geddy Lee, as well. Again, let's see a MIA Geddy in this mix!
     
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  15. Rocknroller4

    Rocknroller4

    Jul 8, 2019
    USA
    Do the US Geds have the carbon rods tho?
     
  16. ShawnG

    ShawnG Supporting Member

    May 2, 2020
    Ft Worth, TX
    I've never seen that mentioned in any descriptions of the USA Geddy. The description on the Fender website states that it has a "one-piece maple neck".
    Hopefully someone who has definitive knowledge can answer, I'm curious as well.
     
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  17. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    I don’t think so. The neck has more mass. No reported problem of neck twist.
     
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  18. Rocknroller4

    Rocknroller4

    Jul 8, 2019
    USA
    I contacted Fender and just waiting for a reply. Someone had mentioned it on a youtube video but probably got it wrong.
     
  19. Black Out Jazz

    Black Out Jazz Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    location is overrated
    Nor have I. But what do I know...
     
  20. Black Out Jazz

    Black Out Jazz Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    location is overrated
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