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This is a Geddy Lee Signature? ...Really?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MisterFabulous, Feb 5, 2013.

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  2. capnjim


    Mar 13, 2008
    Looks fine to me, why would anyone fake a Geddy Lee bass??
  3. It seems like a Geddy Lee Sig. neck on a different body. The Badass Bridge extends past the body, and there's a thumbrest added.
  4. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Or someone added the thumbrest and maybe changed out the bridge. I'm looking at other pics of Geddy Lees and the corner of the bridge seems like it's normally right at the edge of the body; if that pic is at a little bit of an angle it might look like it's extending more than it really is. But you're right, the thumbrest is definitely added. The guy says he put on an aftermarket pickguard. It's not strictly stock, anyway.
  5. cjp3044

    cjp3044 Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2008
    Clovis, CA
    Well it has a pickguard screw above the neck pickup like a Geddy, the BAII bridge is stock on the Geddy (and it looks correctly placed to me -- I have them on all my Fenders), the neck is definately right. But I've NEVER seen a Geddy in anything other than black -- doesn't mean they didn't make on though.
  6. DanHibiki


    Apr 16, 2008
    I was going to point out that the sunburst Geddy Lee signature comes with a black pickguard, but the description says the owner installed an aftermarket pickguard and will include the original... So I think it is fine...
  7. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Somebody buy it so we can be sure.
  8. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN

    Profit....... why would anyone fake a Rolex.

    ROOTSnFIFTHS Low-end Lover since '78!

    Oct 25, 2012
    NJ to Sin City
    ****But if have doubt I would not jump too soon. Especially because there are always Geddy's out there for sale whether Black or 'burst.

    Wait a few days to a week and there will be others at a similar price.


    Aug 1, 2010
    This isn't hard, guys. Fender's has an SB Geddy sig for like 3 years now. The guy just added a pickguard and a thumbrest. Looks fine to me.
  11. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
  12. esa372

    esa372 Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    It sure doesn't look right to me.

  13. Real deal.
  14. pdusen


    Aug 18, 2004
    Other than the obvious replacement pickguard, it looks pretty much exactly like my sunburst geddy...
  15. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    It looks like a Geddy sig but I don't think it is either.

    Seller obviously added the thumb rest and I am willing to bet he added the bridge too, whoever installed it that poorly probably didn't slot it worth spit. Do not buy.

    The bridge is definitely installed wrong.
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I'm no expert on these things but I kept going back and forth between the Ebay pic and the Sweetwater pic. The bridge on the Ebay bass is definitely closer to the edge than the Sweetwater Geddy bass. The black around the edges goes in further on the Sweetwater bass (but that's spray so who knows if that means anything).

    Again, I'm just spit balling here but my gut says the necks are the same but the bodies aren't.
  17. Yep. its too far back.
  18. pdusen


    Aug 18, 2004
    Yeah, the spray varies pretty significantly. I bought mine in September and it isn't anywhere near as dark as the one currently on Sweetwater.
  19. PotsdamBass8

    PotsdamBass8 Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    I think that they took the picture in the ebay selling very close with a wide camera lens, making the perspective look like the bridge goes past the edge of the body. If you look at the knobs, you can see that the tone knob looks very stretched compared to the first volume. That seems to confirm that the camera was very close to the body.