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Fender USA Geddy Lee Signature Jazz Bass Black Maple Neck

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Bassists have loved the signature Geddy Lee Jazz Bass for years. The new U.S.A. Geddy Lee Jazz Bass is a new version that combines the specs and features of Lee' three favorite basses”two Fender Custo... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Bassists have loved the signature Geddy Lee Jazz Bass for years. The new U.S.A. Geddy Lee Jazz Bass is a new version that combines the specs and features of Lee' three favorite basses”two Fender Custom Shop versions of his signature model and the original sleek black ™72 Jazz Bass that Rush' revered bassist/vocalist has riffed away on in front of millions of devoted fans worldwide and on many a mega-selling album. The neck has a thicker custom profile, topped by a maple fingerboard with elegant white binding and white pearloid block inlays. For enormous tone that crackles with life and bristles with the energy, its two vintage-style single-coil Jazz Bass pickups are specially wound and voiced to sound like those on Lee' prized 1972 original, and a Geddy Lee signature High-Mass bridge provides rock-solid intonation.

A Greatest Hits Instrument
Lee's new signature bass blends the best features of his two Custom Shop models with those of his original ™72 J Bass®.

Custom "C" Neck Shape
A thicker "C" profile imparts a more substantial feel to the slim and comfortable J Bass® neck.

Geddy Lee High-Mass Bridge
Specially designed with direct input from the acclaimed Rush bassist, the High-Mass bridge on this bass has a cool contemporary look. It also has a lot of metal, which means it has a lot of mass for rock-solid sustain, intonation and tuning stability.

White Binding and Inlays
White appointments, including sleek pearloid block inlays, instill elegance into this awesomely energetic instrument.

Custom Voiced Pickups
A pair of American Vintage ™70s Lee signature pickups provides plenty of punch and clarity along with genuine vintage Fender vibe.

Special Headstock Signature
Lee's signature the back of the headstock commemorates the lasting legacy of one of rock 'n' roll's most versatile and technical bassists.

Features
  • Neck
  • Shape: Custom thick C
  • Wood: Maple
  • Neck joint: 4-Bolt
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Truss rod: Yes
  • Finish: Hand-rubbed oil finish
  • Pickups
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Pickup configuration: SS
  • Neck: Not applicable
  • Middle: Custom Voiced American Vintage '70s Geddy Lee
  • Bridge: Custom Voiced American Vintage '70s Geddy Lee
  • Brand: Fender
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Active preamp: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Not applicable
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Pearloid block
  • Nut material: Bone
  • Nut width: 1.5" (38.1mm)
  • Neck width at 12 fret: Info not available
  • Body
  • Cutaway: Double cutaway
  • Construction: Solidbody
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body finish: Gloss polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
  • Pickup switch: No
  • Coil tap or split: Not appicable
  • Tone switching: No
  • Special switching: Not applicable
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Geddy Lee high mass
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style open-back
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 4
  • Pickguard: Yes
  • Special features: Not applicable
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Info not available
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FenderUSA Geddy Lee Signature Jazz Bass
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

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5.0

Fantastic Instrument

By Potomuss

from Peoria, IL

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Craftsmanship
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Made in USA

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Bass Guitar
  • Eye Candy
  • Significant Other

Comments about Fender USA Geddy Lee Signature Jazz Bass:

Awesome bass. Worth every penny.

My other tools (for background): '89 USA p bass plus and early 2000's USA Peavey Millennium 5 string. The p bass neck is standard width and string spacing but not as thick as a standard p. To me a standard p feels fat. The thickness of the Peavey is similar to the p, but the string spacing is more like a jazz.

Neck: Love it. Everything up top feels like a jazz but the contour on the back is definitely more rounded. Given the two previously mentioned instruments, to me this is a really fast neck. The craftsmanship of everything from the hardware to the binding to the finish is top notch. I absolutely love the block inlays and the way the two finishes are blended... from the silky feel on the back to the glossy hard feel everywhere else. Be advised that my guy had to do a full turn on the truss rod to get it where it needed to be. Not a bad thing, still plenty to work with. Just be advised that it needs to be setup just like most new instruments.

Body: Pretty straight forward jazz body. Doesn't feel heavy. Nice finish. Black color shows every mark, so be prepared for that. If you're wanting to put it in a glass case and call it a collector's item you need to handle it with kid gloves. Love the white pearl pickguard, and the bridge is massive and does everything you need it to do.

Pickups: This is what I've been missing all these years. These are super awesome, nasty, growly, punchy, bassy, full sounding pickups. You'll love em.

Bottom Line: The neck, pickups and overall craftsmanship provided by the folks at Fender USA make the price of admission totally worth while. While it's not a custom shop instrument, the engineering is definitely on that level. If you want to sound like Geddy, buy this and you supply the fingers. If you just want a solid jazz bass that's capable of sounding a bit rough around the edges, you might want to take a look.

 
5.0

A Superior Bass

By Brian B.

from Columbus, OH

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender USA Geddy Lee Signature Jazz Bass:

    Now that I have performed a few times with this bass, I feel confident to report that the USA Geddy Lee Signature Jazz Bass is a solidly built instrument with superior tone, a comfortable feel, and an appearance that sets it apart on stage. I am most impressed with the tonal quality at every knob setting. I have owned many basses and have never been satisfied with the sound produced with the tone knob turned down. This bass is different. It has a clear, musical, mellowness that is not at all muddy. Equally impressive is the neck. The binding on the neck covers the ends of the frets completely resulting in a buttery smooth playing experience. While it maybe a bit thicker than the neck on the Geddy Lee import, it is still a thin neck. It seems to widen and flatten near the body in a different way than most jazz necks that I have played giving a solid, comfortable feel at the upper register. The one thing that really makes this bass stand out on stage is the creamy block inlay on the maple neck. It looks fantastic when it catches the light bring a visual life to the neck, much like the pearloid pick guard does to the gloss-black body. Sound quality, playability, feel, and appearance are all at the top of Fender's game with the USA Geddy Lee Signature Jazz Bass. I am completely satisfied and think you will be too.

     
    5.0

    A great Jazz bass with Custom Shop quality

    By EJ

    from USA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender USA Geddy Lee Signature Jazz Bass:

        The USA Geddy Lee Jazz bass is a great bass. The quality is top-notch and you would think it's a Custom Shop bass or at least an American Vintage model for much more money. The neck is quite a bit chunkier than the import Geddy models and chunkier than the Am Standard basses. The neck also seems a bit wider due to the binding, but this could be an illusion. The back of the neck feels as if it has a thin layer of nitro on it but it really is oiled. Its fast-playing and not sticky, but doesn't feel like an oiled Musicman, for comparison. Overall I'd say it has a vintage '70s feel with a 9.5 in radius and larger frets, which is a plus. The tone is great and the pickups are pretty quiet. The range is great and what you'd expect from a J-bass. Mine came in at about 9.6 pounds, which is the high-end of what I like. The Geddy bridge seems an improvement over the Bad-A II, also

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love it!

        By Lynn B

        from Beaumont, Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender USA Geddy Lee Signature Jazz Bass:

            I had a Fender Precision bass well over thirty years ago when I was a kid. I played in church, in band and jazz band in school and some local bar bands. I loved the bass but when I went into the military I sold it. That is the only bass/guitar I ever regretted selling. Recently I was invited to play bass for a local prodution. I thought I would use my sons bass but was not happy with the sound. Its a five string and I am used to a four and that also was throwing me off. I took the plunge and ordered the Geddy Lee American Jazz Bass. It surpassed my expectations. I love the tone and playability. I am excited to play it again and looking forward to playing it in the upcoming shows. You cant beat that Fender sound!

             
            5.0

            This is the real deal

            By Thumper

            from Dallas, TX

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender USA Geddy Lee Signature Jazz Bass:

              I wondered what the big difference would be between a Mexican Fender Geddy Lee Jazz and an American made one. The minute I unpacked this beauty, I noticed it was still in tune. Very well set up and built in America by Fender Masters. This is hands down the nicest bass I've ever owned. The neck is smooth as butter and just feels fast, and the sustain is awesome, too. I've been thumping on it for about a week now, and I have yet to tune it at all. The craftsmanship is top notch .Definitely worth spending a few hundred more to get the American Made one. You won't be sorry.

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