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Trying to identify a bass in Geddy’s collection

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bass08053, Jan 30, 2019.


  1. bass08053

    bass08053 Supporting Member

    May 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    I have yet to obtain a copy of Ged’s new book, but maybe one of you can help me figure out what this bass is.

    I played it at a store in NY and Geddy was having it sent to him soon after. It was a bass I believe from the 60’s and it folded in half. Likely shortscale. Just for the life of me, can’t remember what it was.

    I wonder if it made the cut into his book as well.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Turnaround

    Turnaround Commercial User

    May 6, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Independent Instrument Technician, and Contractor to Club Bass and Guitar - Toronto
    From the pic I think it's Geddy's invisible bass. I didn't see him playing it back in 1997. Well, I saw him, just not the bass.
     
  3. bass08053

    bass08053 Supporting Member

    May 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    It’s a bass he’s only had in his possession for maybe 2-3 years. If I had a pic of it, that would help, but I do not.
     
  4. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    I'll take another look through the book. You'd think "folds in half" would be a pretty solid clue. Anything else you can recall about it?
     
  5. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member

    Can't you just give him a call and ask him about it? Want his number?
     
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  6. bass08053

    bass08053 Supporting Member

    May 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    Yes, that would be great haha
     
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  7. bass08053

    bass08053 Supporting Member

    May 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    That was the most obvious thing I could remember. Thanks for looking!
     
  8. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    Any idea about the color?
     
  9. Bass Man Dan

    Bass Man Dan Endorsing Artist: Ned Flanders' Bass-a-Reeno Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2017
    Cincinnati
    1961 Gretsch Bikini 6024. Page 339 is devoted to it.
     
  10. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    Lol, beat me by 30 seconds!
     
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  11. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    Neat bass and yeah, what an oddball! Cool that you got to try it out.
     
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  12. bass08053

    bass08053 Supporting Member

    May 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    Yes!! That’s it!! Thank you. Is it black? I just looked it up and found the old reverb page.
     
  13. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    Yep, it's black.
     
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  14. bass08053

    bass08053 Supporting Member

    May 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    I played some YYZ on it. Such a wrong bass to do it, but so right because of its owner. Don’t tell. Haha. Now, I really have to get that book.
     
  15. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    Lol, yeah Y not? It's a great book, you'll love it. Just make sure it's on a sturdy shelf.
     
  16. bass08053

    bass08053 Supporting Member

    May 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    His site is out of the standard version. Amazon has it for $63.75. Does that sound about right?
     
  17. ModuMan

    ModuMan How many is too many? Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bristol, CT #19
    Yes, that's pretty good. I think it was initially a bit cheaper on Amazon and I've seen other places charge more.
     
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  18. bass08053

    bass08053 Supporting Member

    May 8, 2008
    New Jersey
    ...aaaaand Big Book of Bass is ordered. Don’t know why I waited this long.
     
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  20. Jamvan

    Jamvan The Bassist Formerly Known As Meh Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2014
    Minnesota
    Be prepared to continue to wait. I ordered back in December around Christmas and was just notified yesterday not to expect anything prior to March. It appears to be a very popular book! :D
     
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