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Who can build me a Geddy Lee-style 5 string J-bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by taylor16, Oct 5, 2013.


  1. taylor16

    taylor16

    Dec 25, 2012
    USA
    Looking for a "Geddy Vee"-style bass. Valenti? Nordy? Who else would you recommend?
     
  2. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    those two along with sadowsky and mike lull.
     
  3. PazzoBasso

    PazzoBasso

    Jan 21, 2011
    YYZ
    The Fender Custom Shop might be able to help... Ged's 4's mostly come from there...
     
  4. dStar

    dStar

    Mar 1, 2012
    You may have trouble finding a 5 string Badass Bridge.
     
  5. Franz Jr.

    Franz Jr. Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    Nino Valenti.........nuff said
     
  6. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I Grow Organic Carrots
    Who can build me a Geddy Lee-style 5 string J-bass?

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    Anybody who can build a parts bass can make one ...

    Pretty easy ....

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  7. Wait a second. The words "Geddy Vee", have me confused. Does that mean a black, 5-string Flying V, with a white 'guard, with a maple 'board & black block inlays? :confused:
     
  8. taylor16

    taylor16

    Dec 25, 2012
    USA
    V = five. Thought it was clever.
     
  9. taylor16

    taylor16

    Dec 25, 2012
    USA
    I'll give him a call. Heard good things about his work.
     
  10. basspraiser

    basspraiser Jammin for the Lamb! Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Chicago - NW Burbs
    Try Lakland...(JP@lakland.com)

    I had thoughts of having them build me one (or 2???) a while ago but other things seem to jump it in teh priority list.
     
  11. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Nino Valenti does excellent work.

    Nordy do excellent work:
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  12. Green1

    Green1

    Sep 23, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    As a guy who used to have a Valenti and now has a few Nordys, I would say Valenti has more options and at a better price point......that being said, I dont believe anyone makes a better 5 string jazz bass than Carey Nordstrand. Bottom line, you cant go wrong with either choice.....Good Luck!
     
  13. christle

    christle

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    super-j-standard-index.
     
  14. Hevy T

    Hevy T Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Lethbridge, AB Canada
    Love the pickups in the Sunburst Jazz, what make are they?
     
  15. seang15

    seang15

    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    I prefer the ones in the "wall burl" better! :bag:
     
  16. kcole4001

    kcole4001

    Oct 7, 2009
    Nova Scotia
    This is what I thought of immediately.
     
  17. makaspar

    makaspar Supporting Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Austin, TX
    I've heard them - they sound very "woody" and resonant. Not very high output, though.
     

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