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Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass
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The Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass is a perfect replica of Geddy's J. It has an original-spec alder body fitted with 2 U.S. Vintage Jazz Bass pickups, tr...Click To Read More About This Product
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Lee's incredible style puts a big bottom on Rush's music and this is the bass he does it with.
The Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass is a perfect replica of Geddy's J. It has an original-spec alder body fitted with 2 U.S. Vintage Jazz Bass pickups, traditional volume-volume-tone knobs, and a Badass II bridge. The one-piece maple neck with bound-and-blocked maple fretboard is a very comfortable custom shape, slimmed down to Geddy's specifications. Black finish. Includes Fender deluxe gig bag.
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- Geddy Lee signature Jazz
- Vintage-design alder body
- Custom-shaped maple neck
- U.S. Vintage Jazz Bass pickups
- BadAss II bridge
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A MUST FOR ANY SERIOUS PLAYERS LIST
I have the good fortune of being the bassit for a regular working band. I also have the good fortune to own and play one of these fine instruments as my exclusive workhorse....Read complete review
I have the good fortune of being the bassit for a regular working band. I also have the good fortune to own and play one of these fine instruments as my exclusive workhorse. Now, after months of continuous use, and literally dozens of live performances in a number of different venues, I feel qualified to say the Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass is worth every penney of its cost, and more. If you want to look and sound like Geddy Lee, then this is obviously your bass. You will be pleased. For those of you simply looking for a quality practical workhorse, this also could be your bass, as it was for me. Fender discreetly placed Geddy's signature on the back of the headstock, so other than the bridge and lack of decal patent numbers, the bass appears identical to the early 70's Jazz it replicates. Basically, it's like having a brand new 1972 Jazz Bass in your hands, with all the traditional Fender sound, quality, and reliability you can always depend on. Re-string with flatwounds (as I did), and the traditional sound is more enhanced. The BA Bridge is an added plus, contributing a piano-like clarity to your low end notes. The ulta-thin spec neck is my favorite feature (thanks Geddy), and it stays in tune. Obviously there is a reason why those of us who own and play these basses give them five star ratings. If you are a serious player, and like the traditional look, sound, and simple passive electronics, you owe it to yourself to at least try one of these out and see for yourself. I like mine so much, I'm seriously considering buying another, just in case the unthinkable happens to the one I have.
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I had to have one being a rush fan since 78. I would say this bass is overated. Saying that I wouldn't sell or trade it. It does have that geddy/tool punch,...Read complete review
I had to have one being a rush fan since 78. I would say this bass is overated. Saying that I wouldn't sell or trade it. It does have that geddy/tool punch, but the shiny maple neck makes the strings buzzy-and no this is not a setup prblem-it's just not that smooth compared to a rosewood fretboard/ also it it's pickups have a hum. I think I love it for sentimental sake haveing watched GED play it in front of me all these years live/ bit for the $800 bucks you could probably buy 2 really nece Ibanez SR basses with comparable quality tone and playability-really.
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I've decided to get my "first Fender" after almost 20 years playing (Warwick and Rickenbacker). My first choice was a jazz bass, because its particular sound and by being passive (love it). After, I've decided to find a bridge with similar string angle to Warwicks, so, guess what: Bad Ass II. Finally, based on my previous experience, I wanted a maple fingerboard for varying from weng. My two main choices were a Fender '75 plus Bad Ass replacement bridge, and the GL signature. I've tried both, and honestly, I've felt much better with the GL, nice, really nice sound, versatility, lot of growl and bottom end, so comfortable, light and fast-necked. I think this passive bass could only be beaten by a Rickenbacker 4003. It deserves my whole rating.
I possess 5 basses and never actually owned a Fender, so I decided to purchase one; I entered a music store, and tried all the Fender P & J Basses they had. I told the sale person that I didn?t want to see or know the price nor any signatures (not to get influenced). I tried 15 Fenders, and in between trying and testing I was (without knowing it was the Geddy Lee) always comparing whichever Fender to the G.L. And at the end my choice was over and done with?.the Fender Jazz Geddy Lee. The sound, the touch, the feel is remarkable. I?ve been using it now ever since I bought this bass.
Bought this bass as my second-ever bass, and needless to say I don't own a third, and I never plan on buying one. (well maybe a five string eventually) Amazing tone, and you can shape it pretty easily with the volume knobs--for instance on my setup (Carvin Redline R700) if you back off on the first pickup a tiny bit it re-creates the sound Geddy gets on Freewill pretty accurately. Thin neck is also a sweet addition. Awesome bass.
Since buying this a few weeks after production started, I have not been able to look at any other basses. The tone is nearly unmatched, and the rumble is nearly unmatched, but finding both in the same instrument is almost impossible.I've been using this for everything from modified classical pieces to the heaviest metal, and it never disappoints. Granted, there are some sounds that this bass can't do, but the list of inadequacies is both short and preference oriented: no precision pick-up, passive electronics, 4 strings.You need this bass.
One of the best bass guitars i have bought. It matches up with rickenbackers. the 70's pickups have a great tone, and to top it off it is a beautiful guitar and feels great
I bought this bass in 2003. Since then I have had a luthier put in a set of active EMG's , had the back routered to hold the battery. I play this bass through a Hartke full stack(3500..4.5xl...115xl).I use rotosound pressurewound strings and I will tell you this now. The tones that I get from this bass are nothing short of AMAZING!! I originally purchased this bass, not for "who" it was but for what it is.I have played a "72 Jazz" and this is like taking a step back in time with a touch of evolution(mods).What else can I say that has not already been said? SEVEN YEARS AND NOT A SINGLE LET DOWN OR DISAPOINTMENT!!
I finally found the bass I was looking for in the Geddy Lee signature model Jazz Bass. I purchased the Sunburst version, other than the color all the features are exactly the same as the original black version. I can't really add-on to what's already been said, it's an awesome feature laden, great sounding bass with excellent fit and finish!!!! I traded in a Fender Precision Deluxe (MIM) for this guy and I have not regreted the switch what-so-ever. This bass is really well built it's like a cross between an American Standard and a Custom Shop model, it's that good!!!! Punchy, sustain forever.... I just wish it came with a real hardshell case. As the old t.v. commercial use to say.... "Try it you'll like it!!!!"
I own 2 other Fender Jazz basses ( ?08 American Standard and a ?07 Custom Shop Deluxe). I find the playability of the Geddy Lee superior the American Standard and very close to the Custom Shop, which was 3 times the price. This is a great bass for the money. One comment?there is virtually no access to the truss rod, so the pickgaurd need to be modified or replaced. Other than that no problems to report.
Words can not describe how amazing this bass is. The neck is so fast and fits in your hand so well you feel it is part of you. With this bass you can have a warm smooth tone all the way to a bright and super punchy tone. The sounds that comes from this bass just blow my mind. Go out and try it. Well worth every penny I spent on it, even with the price spikes of Fender products.
Here's the deal, I'm interested mostly Jazz and Fusion music and a bit of classical. I also wasn't a big Fender fan outside of using them for classic rock and blues. But after trying this bass, I'm convinced Fender can do anything. This bass is amazing in every way it plays beautifully and its flawless in design. I personally like it because I seem to be able to get all the sounds and colors out of my hands. I've been a full time luthier for the last year specializing in violin construction, I'm currently in Industrial Design at university and have been playing for two and a half years. The natural sound of this bass will blow you away, and the variations you can get from technique is fantastic.