Geddy Lee Jazz Bass  

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Fender's Geddy Lee Jazz Bass Guitar is an exact replica of the tonally singular instrument that Rush's revered bassist and vocalist has riffed away on in front of thousands of devoted fans worldwide a... Read More

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Fender's Geddy Lee Jazz Bass Guitar is an exact replica of the tonally singular instrument that Rush's revered bassist and vocalist has riffed away on in front of thousands of devoted fans worldwide and a handful of mega-selling albums.

The Fender J-bass has an alder body; the one-piece C-shaped maple neck (thin) has a maple fingerboard with black binding and black rectangular position markers. The two vintage Jazz Bass single-coil pickups crackle with life and bristle with the energy; other features include chrome hardware, vintage-style tuning machines and a Badass Bass II bridge.




Features
  • Artist series
  • Urethane finish
  • Body: alder
  • Neck: maple, thin "C" shape
  • Fingerboard: maple
  • Two vintage Jazz Bass single-coil pickups
  • Hardware: chrome
  • Machine heads: standard
  • Pickguard: 3-ply parchment
  • Bridge: Leo Quan Badass II
Specifications
  • Frets: 20 medium jumbo
    Controls: volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup),
    Scale length: 34"
    Width at nut: 1.5"
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FenderGeddy Lee Jazz Bass
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

The Pencil Necked Growler !!

By Thomas Soli

from Phila, PA

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

I do like this bass very, very much. It has more growl than any other jazz bass on the market ! The reason being, it's loaded with two vintage 1962 jazz pickups that are loud and mean. Once set up properly, this is one of the easiest, best playing basses out there. Now for the negatives, the truss rod is situated in the vintage position down below the bottom of the neck. You have to take the neck off to make adjustments to it. A real pain when your trying to make intimate adjustments to get your action just right. You may find yourself taking off and putting back on your neck three or four times until it's right for you. Second, the neck is a bit too thin. Slap a set of 45-105 bass strings on and you'll see what I mean, bow city. This bass works best with light 40-95 or 40-100 string guages. Forget about heavies 50-110, period ! They will warp your neck bad ! The perfect medium for this bass is a set of 40-60-80-100. Then your good to go. This bass responds best with DR low riders, Rotosounds, GHS Progressives, and Dean Markley Blue Steels. Just remember, light guage if you want your neck to last !! I wish Fender would make a jazz Bass with the more traditional 70's neck which was the widest of the jazz necks. For these reasons im more partial to the marcus Miller Jazz, but the geddy does have the best sound out of any Jazz Bass other than the American Deluxe .

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best!

By Johnny Wyatt

from Jax, FL

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

This bass is by far one of the best, i am not a big fan of rush, BUT this bass has a killer sound its the perfect weight not to heaviy not to light, and the sound you get is punchy, bright and perfect! I play it at least 3 times a week at my band practice threw and ampeg 810 with an ampeg svt-450H head and its the best sound you could wish for! Only problem is the paint, the back of my is almost all white from my belt scratching the thin layer of black paint off, but thats "vintage" :D All in all a GREAT BASS!!!!!

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great bass Great investment

By Thomas "bubba"Gleaves

from Garland texas

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

Bought in 2007 out the door brand new for 850.00 total.four year later price goes up! Plays great and totally worth the money.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great buy! Worth every penny

By Dan

from Clinton Township, MI

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

I just picked up my Geddy Lee a few days ago and so far it is worth the money. The intonation is incredible and moving along the fretboard is easy due to the smaller neck. I would highly recommend this bass to anyone!

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(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Sad to say goodbye.

By Dave

from Sanford, ME

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

25 years ago Geddy Lee inspired me to start playing bass. When I had the opportunity to purchase the reissue of his famous Fender 70's Jazz bass, I jumped at it. 5 frustrating years later I have given in and traded it. I have both written and read many great reviews on this bass and in the end feel that I may be in the minority, but feel my issues need to be out there for others to at least weigh all the odds. From day one I always had a very annoying hiss coming through the amp. The shop where I bought the bass and Fender were very helpful giving me ideas as to how to fix the noise, but neither recomended that they replace the bass. In the end the problem came from a ground wire never being connected at the factory. Thought the problem was fixed, but continued to have grounding issues with the bass. Next issue is the truss rod. The next is very thin which is great to play, but living in a climate where the humidity changes day to day caused the neck to move constantly. I spent more time adjusting the action than playing. So my first experience with Fender has turned out to be my last. Bottom line is make sure you do all your research and anything else that will help make a decission to buy any equipment because even if you expect the quality to be there, it may not be.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth It!

By Courtney Cramer

from Fostoria, OH

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

Got lucky and bought this bass used , but in great condition! However, it is definitely worth a lot more. I've had it for almost 6 months now and haven't had any problems. I play in a punk band and it certainly fits in well. Although, I believe this bass would work for most if not all kinds of music. Since I sing also, I wanted a bass that felt comfortable and was easy to handle so multitasking wasn't too difficult... and this bass certainly does the trick. This Fender Jazz Bass is great for beginners and intermediate players. I hope this review was helpful. Have a great day!

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(9 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty Decent Bass

By Nicky

from Chesapeake, Virginia

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

I got this bass for Christmas, and it is pretty decent. I had some issues with the intonation of it, but I just tweaked the screws behind the bridge. Soundwise, this bass growls nicely, like a jazz bass should, and it is good for all sorts of genres of music. This bass makes an excellent intermediate, but you should consider your options before you buy.

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