Geddy Lee Bass

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  1. Craig Walker

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    Scored this at a local shop yesterday. [new, $730+tax]

    For home recording and just goofing off. Like it so far, but may change out to Fralin PUs.... [buzz when stock are cranked]:

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    What amp would you suggest for home/jammin situation [not gigging]??

    Ampeg BA115 or B100R? Other? [I have a Tech 21 Bass Driver DI currently - thru mixer]
     
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    I'm a guitarist as well that is a huge Geddy Lee fan.

    How do you feel about the neck? It is SO thin, which is why I never pulled the trigger on one.
     
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    Me personally, I'd look for a 100-300w SS thing with a 1x15 cab. That's just me.

    I like Jazz Basses.
     
  4. Craig Walker

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    My wife plays from time-to-time, so it was a plus actually.

    Feels pretty good. I like baseball bat necks on my guitars [Les Paul R8] so the jump is not that alien. I like the playability so far.
     
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    That thing looks pretty cool.

    Tube pre- 220w and a 15"
     
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    Shaved necks are cool on bass. They're still thick enough that they don't fatigue you.

    Get a 4 X 10 Bassman for the thing. They sound totally awesome with a bass and record great too. And in case you didn't know it, they work really good on guitar too ;-)
     
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    Of those two I would pick the B-100R. I've had mine for five years or so now and it has been 100% reliable and gets suprising close to that B-15-N tone, which we all know is the ultimate in bass tone. Look for a used one of USA production. They are pretty easy to find. PS: Good deal on the Geddy.
     
  9. Craig Walker

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    Thanks for help everyone. :)
     
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    KILLER bass....love the neck.
     
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    I'm a guitarist, but I played bass in the first band I ever joined back in the 80s and I still enjoy playing bass. Geddy was and still is one of my favorite bassists. That thing is gorgeous, I'd love to have one.

    Congrats and enjoy.
     
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    I also started as a guitarist and took up bass in earnest about 5 years ago. After a myriad of basses and a run with the short scale, I bought the "geddy" bass a couple of months and absolutley love it!! Plays great, the neck is a breeze for smaller hands, and it sounds terrific. i love this instrument. I am running it through a Ashdown 320W heaed and peavey 4x10 cab. I need a rig with a little more "ummph' and growl,if any one has suggestions I would appreciate it. Congrats on the Geddy bass.
     
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    I consider myself a lead guitar player OR a bass player (that's where the "Thump" comes from in my moniker.) I've played bass in two bands and forced myself to become a REAL bass player, not just a guitar player playing bass. It was a pretty big goal, but I did it and played bass in two bands for around 1 1/2 years each.

    Anyway, I had a Geddy Lee Jazz Bass and I'm a huge Rush fan! Great bass!!! I don't recall getting buzz when using the pickups, though? Are you doing it in front of a computer monitor or something? Maybe my memory is wrong, but I don't remember a buzz. Also, I think those pickups are pretty good.

    That SansAmp BDDI is awesome. I wouldn't even get an amp if I were you. I'd just jam on that through the mixer for practice and of course, that's a heck of a recording rig!!!
     
  15. Craig Walker

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    I did a bunch of reading before I bought it, and the PU noise is really the only complaint anyone's had.... so maybe it's hit and miss.

    My wife noted it without me saying anything first. I wasn't by anything like a monitor.....moved all around the room pointing diff directions to find 'quiet spot'....

    May just try to shield the pickguard and see what happens.
     
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    It's buzzing with both pickups on?

    I can see one or the other- as you're cutting one of the "humbucking" coils out...
     
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    Just tinkering around with it....

    With both PUs full tilt, noise cancels out. At various positions in between, noise come and goes. If I have neck vol 90% and bridge full tilt, it hums pretty loud.

    Is that normal?
     
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    Should be normal.

    Great basses, my bandmate has one.

    You could always do the emg thing (Excells for bass) for zero hum. They sound great, but I like the geddy's as is, and I'm not a rush fan.
     
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    Yes it is.
     
  20. Craig Walker

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    I've never tried to fix this type of thing - will shielding pickguard help?

    Different PUs? [don't want active PUs]

    I'm happy with the tone of the bass, but the noise may be a recording headache...

    Can always noise gate it.
     

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