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US G&L JB-2 or Geddy Lee?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by harlon, Jan 10, 2008.


  1. harlon

    harlon

    Jul 13, 2007
    I know - another this vs. that post, but I'm losing my mind trying to figure out what I should get. I want some good, classic rock tones that cut through a studio mix well. Are these two a wash? Or would you prefer one over the other (ignoring the price difference)?

    Help!!
     
  2. Assumer

    Assumer

    Mar 26, 2003
    Arkansas
    Never played the Geddy since I am a lefty but love the JB2
     
  3. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Get a USA JB-2 if you can.
     
  4. cotton

    cotton

    Nov 12, 2007
    I have to chime in and recommend the Geddy, especially for the tone you are looking for. I haven't played the JB-2, but I've never seen anything like the neck of a Geddy Lee.
     
  5. treebranch13

    treebranch13

    Oct 31, 2007
    G&L everytime
     
  6. spideyjg

    spideyjg

    Mar 19, 2006
    San Diego
    If you can lay hands and ears on both, decide for yourself.

    Both have a good Jazz sound but the Geddy has one of the thinnest necks around, the JB-2 is the same nut width but doesn't feel skinny to me like the Geddy does.

    The G&L, IMO, has a better bridge and better tuners. For me the standard Jazz shape is not an ergonomic fit although 99% of bassists seem to be OK with it. So JB-2 for me.

    Soundwise a wash. My JB-2 does a wicked modern Geddy sound through the Sansamp.

    Fanboys will chime in for their favorite even if they have never heard of much less played the other choice. :scowl:

    The Geddy has an advantage that, if you are inclined to modify the bass, far more gadgets are available for it.

    Pricewise a used JB-2 goes for about the cost of a new Geddy. Buy a used JB-2, don't like it, resell and get a Geddy.

    Jim
     
  7. G&L, no question.
     
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