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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, traditional volume-volume-tone knobs, and a Badass II... Click To Read More About This Product

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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, 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.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this item will benefit Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that transforms children's lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in our public schools. For more information, visit www.littlekidsrock.org

FEATURES

  • Geddy Lee signature Jazz
  • Vintage-design alder body
  • Custom-shaped maple neck
  • U.S. Vintage Jazz Bass pickups
  • BadAss II bridge
  • '70s-style block inlays and binding
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FenderGeddy Lee Jazz Bass
 
5.0

(based on 41 reviews)

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(25 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well Worth It

By ChronicB

from Cottage Grove, MN

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

Wanting this bass since hearing about it, I finally broke down (with help of Income Tax Refund), and made the purchase. At first, I was little nervous about the whole shipping thing (the GC in TC,MN did NOT have one in stock at the time), but this was my only option. After all, they get shipped to GC's via UPS, trk or other so...why not. Upon arrival, I quickly opened the box to find absolutely nothing wrong. Packaged well. The box didn't even look like it was tossed around like some "other" packages. Ripping the box open, my eyes were graced by the thing I so coveted for at least 2 years! This guitar looks beautiful! Without hesitation, I plugged her in and my ears were now graced by the crisp, clean and deep sound! I have to admit, being that this bass is made in Japan, my first thoughts were that it wasn't gonna be as good sounding the US models. I was proven wrong. Play ability and the neck are as smooth as glass. Like all the other reviews I've read. For me though, I'm not a fan of having the action as high as what the bass arrived with. But with a little internet searching (actually, Fender.com has a real nice tutorial on bass setups), I proceeded to make the neck/bridge adjustments my self. It's not as scary as one might think. The only problem is that you have to take the pick-guard off in order to the neck truss. A little opposite of most basses. But that isn't a problem...more of a inconvenience than anything. After getting the action to what I want, it was like magic to my fingers! Not to fond of the stock stings, I'm a Rotosound guy and I like my strings a little lighter but once again, an inconvenience. I will do some more tweaking to get this bass exactly where I want it. All in all, well worth the price! Thanx Guitar Center and Fender and most importantly, Mr. Lee for providing all that us bass players want and need.

(21 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING BASS!

By Dino

from Windsor ON

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

I played this bass at one of the local music stores, and I loved it. I currently own a Schecter Stilleto Custom 5, and I thought that nothing would ever beat it but I was wrong. I am planning on buying this bass in the next couple of weeks. I would easily trade in my Schecter.

(19 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass

By Mrmojam

from Sound Beach

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

This bass plays exceptionally well. The neck is super smooth and fast. I also own an Epiphone, Schecter Elite 5 and Warwick Rockbass, but the Geddy Lee Fender is the one I reach for most of the time. I read all of the great reviews before I tried the bass and I have to say they were dead on. If you are looking for a bass and haven't tried this one please do so before you buy anything else, you will be glad you did.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

New First Love

By Ken Woodward

from West Haven, UT

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

I've been playing for 35 years and have to say I've never played a Bass that had this good of tone right out of the gate. No wonder Geddy loves this bass. Fast neck, Tons of growl with great harmonics. I have 7 Jazz basses that I have used in the past for live and studio performances. This one tops them all. I think the only change I'll make for mine is to put a white perloid pickguard on it. From one bass player to another, "You must have one of these. Ken

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Al

from Fredericksburg, VA

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

I am use to playing schecter basses but I think that this will be the next bass I buy. It's lightweight compared to my schecter 5 string and the neck is so comfortable that I played things that I struggle with originally. This is a must buy for any bassist.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love at first feel

By Art

from Ocean City NJ

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

Finally found a bass I like as much as the '68 P-bass I sold 5 years ago. I like everything about this bass, nice thin comfortable neck, basass bridge and looks great too. My brother talked me out of buying anything but a Fender and he was absolutely right. If you play this bass you won't settle for any other, its that good.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass

By Wince

from Orlando, FL

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

I purchased my Geddy Lee three years ago. I play it through an Eden rig. It is a great bass guitar. While I have five bass guitars, this is my primary bass. I love the sound of a jazz bass (I have two), this one is the best of the best. The action is high from the factory set up. Spend the extra money to have it set up by a good luthier. But if you do you can play this bass for hours on end at a gig. For the money, nothing else will beat this bass.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unique - tp say the least

By Cygnus X-191

from St. Louis, MO

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

I've been playing the GL J-bass at guitar center for several months now. Compared to my SX Guitars PBass custom, the Fender GL Bass is superior in all regards. The neck is very slim, has great action, and looks beautiful. While the pickups are a nice change from a knockoff brand P/J bass combo, I believe a lot of Geddy's particullar tone may reside in the ampheads he uses. While this is a great bass (especially for the price!) as far as tonal variety goes, it does leave a bit to be desired. For example, the active pickups on an Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray (my other bass) have a much much wider tonal variety than the GL. BUT...for a budget, you can get the bass used my GEDDY LEE of Rush. For a sample of what this bass can do, I recomend RUSH IN RIO (MX multiangle view on YYZ). Overall, one of the best deals I have ever seen on the market.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sounding Bass

By Mr.Anderson5150

from Noblesville, IN

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

While it's true I'm not a bass player, the bassist in my band just bought this bass a few weeks ago and I think it sounds so much better than his old one. This one doesn't make a bad popping noise when it's slapped, like his old one did. Since he bought it, he's been playing so much better than before, so, needless to say, that makes me and the rest of the band happier.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Must Have for Bassists!

By Philly from Motown

from Modesto, CA

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

I played this at the store on an Ampeg Amp. The sound was amazing. It's easy to tune, fun to play, and a blast to show off with. A bit pricey, but wait for a sale and snap that sucker up. That's what I'm doing.

 
5.0

Amazing Bass

By J

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

This is an incredible bass. The sound is perfect. There is no buzzing or anything. The look is also perfect. The neck and head are beautiful. Overall this is a very good bass for a very good price.

 
5.0

Worth The Wait

By bman83

from Germantown, WI

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

I bought my first bass in 1983 (A USA P Bass) and have always wanted a Jazz. It was not until this spring that the money was available to pick one up. The Geddy model is one I had been checking out and it has not spent much time in the case since it came home with me. The best feature by far is the neck - fast and true. The tone is fantastic with Roto Swing '66 strings and my SWR SM-500. This bass is fantastic live and just fun to play. If you pick one up you will not be dissapointed. -B

 
5.0

Legend

By Tuna25

from Mobile, Al

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

I heard about this bass from my uncle's friend and he said, "It was one of the best purchases he had ever made." This bass is like a legend to him. Amazing sound quality. To hard to pass up.

 
5.0

Best Bass I've ever played

By Ed Guzman

from Sterling Heights, MI

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

Of all basses I've had experience with, this is among, if not, the BEST I've had the pleasure to play. I've been playing mine for six months now, and it hasn't dissapointed me. However I need to change the strings cuz they're rather old now. OK, I'm a BIG rush fan, so this is pretty much my sole bass of choice, in spite of just a couple of vintage style single-coil pickups, it's got the neck, the bridge and the finish itself to balance it out. If you wanna see a pic of my bass, just go to www.myspace.com/featheredfool. If you but it, You will fall in LOVE with it. Not to mention It stays in place when I strap it on and let go of it. It's perfectly balanced unlike some basses who fall neck down when you let go of them wile strapped... ENJOY THE BASS! :)

 
5.0

This bass ROCKS!!!

By LSACT

from Wisconsin

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

I bought this bass new about 2 years ago and it has never dissapointed me. The look, the sound, the price are all perfect. Honestly, the Geddy Lee's quality is as good or better than an American-made fender jazz. Buy it, you will not be dissapointed.

 
5.0

Amazing bass!

By reznor115

from San Gabriel, CA

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

I've played this bass on various occasions, and in true MIJ fashion, not a single one has been bad. It's got wonderful tone and even with the stock strings it sounds fantastic! The neck width and thickness is perfect! I highly recommend this bass!

 
5.0

More aggressive than your average Fender

By Klisk

from NJ

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

Geddy is the best bassist in rock, at least I think so. I'm not sure what he has done to this bass, perhaps it's the pickups, but this baby GROWLS! Most Jazz basses are warm and mellow, but this growls and rocks. I'm not sure how they did it, but it's incredibly impressive. Is it the pickups, or the bridge...? The maple fretbroad helps with the bright tone, though. It's comfy too. The electronics are all soldered in there very well, too. Quality components were used here, this is no cheapy deal, even though the price IS great. It may not be the best looker in the book, but if you want a bass that will last you forever, then the Geddy... The Geddy is where it's at.

 
5.0

Geddy Lee is nothing short of AMAZING!!!

By cFrame

from Fayetteville, Georgia

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

Well for starters, the bass looks georgous. The action on the GL is the best Fender has made so far.. (in my opinion). It has the slick, glazed neck made for pinching the strings, which comes in handy at times. The black inlays on the neck add a distinguished look, which makes it different from other jazz basses. It has great upper and lower tone, and is perfect for "slappers". This bas is nothing short of AMAZING.

 
5.0

Perfect Bass!

By Stinkface

from Indianapolis

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

For the price this is "the" guitar to have. The neck is fast and thin, The U.S. pickups sound great! I'm not a fan of Getty Lee, and was not even thinking of buying this guitar until I played it. Buy this guitar!!

 
5.0

AMAZING

By MusicisLife

from Kent, WA

Comments about Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass:

The Geddy Lee signature bass, has got to be, THE BASS TO GET. I was browsing around, when I came across this black Fender J-Bass, and I played it, and I was like, I GOTTA HAVE IT Then I had just looked at the back of the head, There was the Geddy Lee signature, and I played that thing for at least a half hour, Every style, it played awesome.

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