Is it so wrong that I want the Geddy Lee bass?

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Geddy Lee bass?

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Postby minicat » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:44 am

Get the bass version of this:

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Postby juanton » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:44 am

I have been tempted to buy a Geddy for sometime now. If you have ever been to a place like Chicago Music Exchange, you'll see the black block inlays and neck binding were pretty common in the 70's and nothing that directly screams Geddy. Personally, I would buy the bass and put a kick ass black pick guard on it and call it done. It plays amazing too.

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Postby supaunknown » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:45 am

minicat wrote:Get the bass version of this:[img]

Fuck Gorgo and the ass he rode in on. :lol:

With all the switches and doohickies it reminds me of that Jaguar bass posted earlier. Those options, while sporty, would be wasted on me though. All I really want is a volume knob and a tone knob, the rest I should be able to adjust according to how close/far to/from the bridge I'm plucking.

Juanton is the Devil. :twisted:

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Postby minicat » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:54 am

There is no bass version of Gorgo. Gorgo doesn't believe bass players are necessary.

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Postby Chuck_Schick » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:55 am

supaunknown wrote:All I really want is a volume knob and a tone knob ...

Really? You use the tone knob?

Huh .... Well, I guess somebody has to.

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Postby Chuck_Schick » Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:56 am

minicat wrote:Gorgo doesn't believe bass players are necessary.

Gorgo might be on to something there.

Heh.

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Postby minicat » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:03 pm

Chuck_Schick wrote:
minicat wrote:Gorgo doesn't believe bass players are necessary.

Gorgo might be on to something there.

Heh.


I don't necessarily agree, just passing on the info.

Bush has a direct line to God ... I have a direct line to Gorgo.

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Postby jammybastard » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:14 pm

Minicat is right, why be conventional, think outside the norm....

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"Dude, your tone sounds like ass."


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The Dick Cheney model


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Wanker Alert!


A couple of classics...
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And my personal favorite...
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http://www.altguitarbass.com/weird/

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Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:20 pm

jammybastard wrote:And my personal favorite...
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The spirits say, "Yes."

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Postby Toonces » Wed Apr 05, 2006 12:29 pm

Juanton is the Devil.


if you are looking for someone to talk you out of it then
he would be the devil, although, supa, juanton speaks the truth.
i have been to CME, that place made me drool and i don't even own a guitar. (yet)
CME is like a guit/bass museum where you can buy a guit/bass
and have many different vintages to choose from:
acoustics? they have martins from the freakin' 1940's!
plenty o' 1970's gretschs when i was there, a few different rics,
a whole wall of P and J basses, etc...

the geddy's pretty much a suped up J bass, eh?
it's not like it's gonna have geddy's whiny scream...

GET IT!

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Re: Rush Sucks!

Postby nutria » Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:00 pm

newlow wrote:I think it was Me'Shell Ndegeocello or Stanley Clarke or some other bass God (Jamaaladeen Tacuma anyone?) who said master your four strings first. I just don't feel like I've mastered the standard yet... Unless you can blow me away on a four string, I think you're a dick if you put the five string on stage.

Just my snot-ball opinion.


christpher_robin wrote:If you are a shitty bass player and you have five strings you look totally ridiculous, no question. Doubly so: goes for shitty guitar players with insanely expensive vintage gear.


Well, sure, I think both these things go without saying, walk before you run, dont get a big head, etc., but what about the people who play basses with 5+ strings who do have the chops? Are you still being a dick/pretentious if you actually do bring it?

And supa----you picked up a shiny new bass yet?

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Postby jammybastard » Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:04 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:Being heckled in your future?
The spirits say, "Yes."


That's goes without saying!
I feel special having you as my very own internet stalker.
You can dream of me while you rub down your vinyl.

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Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:08 pm

jammybastard wrote:I feel special having you as my very own internet stalker.
You can dream of me while you rub down your vinyl.


Jammy, you really need to relax.
My joke wasn't aimed at you, it was aimed at the guitar.

Way to come out swinging, though ...

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Re: Rush Sucks!

Postby supaunknown » Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:24 pm

nutria wrote:And supa----you picked up a shiny new bass yet?

Nah, not yet. I'm still debating the finer points of this one. That Geddy Lee bass is one of the few I've seen in years that actually makes me a bit tingly down there. I think I'm gonna try to set up a road trip to Chicago to peruse the used sections before jumping the Canadian border though. Who wants in? I've got the van ...

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Postby NullDevice » Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:33 pm

Gibson still makes plenty of cheap copies of the steinbergers...they're not terrible and they hold tune like nobody's business. They're not great, either. They seriously need pickup tweaking, though. I own a fretless model and it's served me pretty well. They've FINALLY reissued the graphite-neck models with Ned Steinberger's seal of approval, and those are much nicer.

Ned Steinberger is still in business, though. I bought one of his violins and it's awesome.

And the funny thing is, I don't even like prog all that much. :)


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