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#61 Rushman14

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:37 PM

I've never seen him use so many basses before. I think he has a problem.

Edited by Rushman14, 27 July 2015 - 03:06 PM.


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Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:53 PM

The collector's gene is a problem.  When I see people who collect things and obsess over it, it makes no sense to me, whether it be baseball cards, antiques, cars, etc.  How many Porsche's does Seinfeld have?  I guess if you can afford it, God bless.  But what about those who can't and do it anyway?  It's a sickness.

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 02:55 PM

Don't foget, Geddy also has 5,000 bottles of wine and an insane amount of baseballs.  His collector gene is not limited to basses.

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 05:04 PM

he shoulda pulled the Stienberger with a racoon hat to match his old hairsyle in GUP-

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 06:04 PM

View PostYYZ Working Man, on 27 July 2015 - 05:04 PM, said:

he shoulda pulled the Stienberger with a racoon hat to match his old hairsyle in GUP-

Geddy talks about all his basses in this webisode. He said one tour with the Steinberger was enough haha.

https://qello.com/?f...bisode4facebook

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:29 AM

View PostMieko8, on 24 July 2015 - 10:22 AM, said:

Anyone know why he chose to leave his famous black Rick at home?  I wish he would have played it.

He donated it to the Canadian National Archives.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:33 AM

View PostRush-O-Matic, on 31 July 2015 - 10:29 AM, said:

View PostMieko8, on 24 July 2015 - 10:22 AM, said:

Anyone know why he chose to leave his famous black Rick at home?  I wish he would have played it.

He donated it to the Canadian National Archives.

No.  He donated his black double neck.  That's not the bass I asked about.  I asked why is touring with a burgundy 4001 instead of his black 4001.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:41 AM

View PostMieko8, on 31 July 2015 - 10:33 AM, said:

View PostRush-O-Matic, on 31 July 2015 - 10:29 AM, said:

View PostMieko8, on 24 July 2015 - 10:22 AM, said:

Anyone know why he chose to leave his famous black Rick at home?  I wish he would have played it.

He donated it to the Canadian National Archives.

No.  He donated his black double neck.  That's not the bass I asked about.  I asked why is touring with a burgundy 4001 instead of his black 4001.

D'oh, my bad. I read too quickly.

What are the little black bar things under the strings on many of his basses? They didn't used to be there.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 11:58 AM

View PostRush-O-Matic, on 31 July 2015 - 10:41 AM, said:

View PostMieko8, on 31 July 2015 - 10:33 AM, said:

View PostRush-O-Matic, on 31 July 2015 - 10:29 AM, said:

View PostMieko8, on 24 July 2015 - 10:22 AM, said:

Anyone know why he chose to leave his famous black Rick at home?  I wish he would have played it.

He donated it to the Canadian National Archives.

No.  He donated his black double neck.  That's not the bass I asked about.  I asked why is touring with a burgundy 4001 instead of his black 4001.

D'oh, my bad. I read too quickly.

What are the little black bar things under the strings on many of his basses? They didn't used to be there.

They are called tug bars. On older basses they were put there for bassists to anchor their hand on and play with their thumbs. They were mainly on Fender basses of the 50's/60's.  The bar moved on the top side of the strings (then called a thumb rest) after a few years then disappeared. (And has since come back on reissue basses)  People could add a tug bar to a bass if they wanted. I saw the one on the Ric he's been playing this tour. That was obviously added by the previous owner.

Edited by EagleMoon, 31 July 2015 - 11:59 AM.


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 04:19 PM

I was trying to figure out what bass Lee is playing in the Dec. photo of the Rush 2017 calendar.  This list helped a lot!

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 07:16 PM

View Post78jazz, on 22 May 2015 - 03:53 PM, said:

I think Hemispheres is the D standard tuned bass seen since 1996 and The Main Monkey Business bass is not a 1965 jazz (maybe the '72 blonde listed in equipment).
The MMB bass is a 72 blonde Geddy says is the most similar to his #1 :geddy:

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 10:01 PM

What throws me for a loop on that bass is if it is truly blonde or olympic white that has yellowed.

While it is a nice bass, I feel like I have yet to see a picture or video that accurately represents the body and seeing R40 twice did not help (thanks, stage lights).

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 07:51 AM

View Post78jazz, on 13 December 2017 - 10:01 PM, said:

What throws me for a loop on that bass is if it is truly blonde or olympic white that has yellowed.

While it is a nice bass, I feel like I have yet to see a picture or video that accurately represents the body and seeing R40 twice did not help (thanks, stage lights).
my bet is that is a blonde :eyeroll:

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 10:42 AM

I wish Geddy had brought his red Wal out for the RTB songs That was a gorgeous looking instrument

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 05:25 PM

What I really wish is that those "new projects" mentioned in Tech21's Ged2112 preamp add come to life and  watch him play some of them basses onstage ( any) ever( with any other musicians) as he did with Yes last year.....also his Big Beautiful Book of Bass is due Fall 2018..... Geddy Rocks! :geddy:

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 04:08 PM

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View PostGeddy Jazz, on 30 January 2018 - 05:25 PM, said:

What I really wish is that those "new projects" mentioned in Tech21's Ged2112 preamp add come to life and  watch him play some of them basses onstage ( any) ever( with any other musicians) as he did with Yes last year.....also his Big Beautiful Book of Bass is due Fall 2018..... Geddy Rocks! :geddy:

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and RUSH bassist Geddy Lee’s Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass is a gorgeous, fully illustrated love letter to rock ’n’ roll’s rumbly bottom end, complete with a guided tour of Lee’s extensive vintage bass collection, personal anecdotes, observations and history, from one of the world’s most revered and beloved masters of the instrument.

This lavishly illustrated book presents one facet of Lee's own personal journey. The bass guitar has been his passport, his vehicle, his fuel; this book will be his account of a life lived on the stage and a view of the world he’s seen on the road.

With contributions from arts journalist Daniel Richler and Lee’s trusted bass tech, John “Skully” McIntosh, with photography by Richard Sibbald, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass will have something for every reader, from RUSH fans who want to know the inside story of Lee’s relationship with the instrument that has given him so much in his life, to the most knowledgeable musicians and collectors. This will be the definitive book on the bass, from one of the most respected players in history.

Aside from the HarperDesign trade edition, there will be limited run of signed and numbered deluxe editions available as well.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:57 PM

Cool info. I wish I had the eye to spot some of these things. Thanks for posting. :-)

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 06:53 AM

View PostRushman14, on 08 February 2018 - 04:08 PM, said:

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View PostGeddy Jazz, on 30 January 2018 - 05:25 PM, said:

What I really wish is that those "new projects" mentioned in Tech21's Ged2112 preamp add come to life and  watch him play some of them basses onstage ( any) ever( with any other musicians) as he did with Yes last year.....also his Big Beautiful Book of Bass is due Fall 2018..... Geddy Rocks! :geddy:

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and RUSH bassist Geddy Lee’s Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass is a gorgeous, fully illustrated love letter to rock ’n’ roll’s rumbly bottom end, complete with a guided tour of Lee’s extensive vintage bass collection, personal anecdotes, observations and history, from one of the world’s most revered and beloved masters of the instrument.

This lavishly illustrated book presents one facet of Lee's own personal journey. The bass guitar has been his passport, his vehicle, his fuel; this book will be his account of a life lived on the stage and a view of the world he’s seen on the road.

With contributions from arts journalist Daniel Richler and Lee’s trusted bass tech, John “Skully” McIntosh, with photography by Richard Sibbald, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass will have something for every reader, from RUSH fans who want to know the inside story of Lee’s relationship with the instrument that has given him so much in his life, to the most knowledgeable musicians and collectors. This will be the definitive book on the bass, from one of the most respected players in history.

Aside from the HarperDesign trade edition, there will be limited run of signed and numbered deluxe editions available as well.
Yeah...  his B & B Bass book coming...I will get it no matter what!...but the preamp for new projects???...I wish he meant musical,  not the book only...I really want he plays more all those basses through that preamp as he did a year ago on the Yes' Hall of Fame Induction ....I said I wish.... ;)



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