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 Post subject: Re: Geddy Lee's Ric
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:54 am 
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Hi All... Didn't he use a steinberger for Signals?? In any case, I was dissapointed when I saw him abandon tradition, I mean, abandon his Rickenbacker... :-)


Who the hell knows. I've been told by different people it was some of his Rics and his Jazz, including the 4002.


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 Post subject: Re: Geddy Lee's Ric
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 10:42 am 
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There's definitely a Rick used on Signals,for sure Analog Kid,Digital Man,Chemistry,Subdivisions and Countdown.There's that unmistakeable Rick sound on those tracks.


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 Post subject: Re: Geddy Lee's Ric
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:52 pm 
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Hi All... Didn't he use a steinberger for Signals?? In any case, I was dissapointed when I saw him abandon tradition, I mean, abandon his Rickenbacker... :-)



I believe the Steinberger made it's appearance on Grace Under Pressure.


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 Post subject: Re: Geddy Lee's Ric
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:06 pm 
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The Ric was used on the Subdivisions video and i believe also on the Signals album. Which tracks though i couldn't say.
Here's the youtube link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu9Ycq64Gy4


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 Post subject: Re: Geddy Lee's Ric
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 10:08 am 
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Hi All... Didn't he use a steinberger for Signals?? In any case, I was dissapointed when I saw him abandon tradition, I mean, abandon his Rickenbacker... :-)

As for customization, he also changed the tuning pegs to Schaller, (smoother, different gear ratio might be the reason) plus the badass bridge as we all know in order to get (slightly) better sustain.




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 Post subject: Re: Geddy Lee's Ric
 Post Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 1:34 am 
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I had seen Rush on the "Signals" tour here in Denver back in the early 80's and Geddy used his 4001 and a Steinberger bass for that show.
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 Post subject: Re: Geddy Lee's Ric
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:21 pm 
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Just to clear up a few things about Geddy's 4001:

He used a Badass 1 bridge, not a Badass 2.
The tuning keys are Grover Titans with wavy tuning keys. These were made for BC Rich bass guitars in the 1970s. They are available on Ebay if you look closely enough.

The capacitor is also NOT bypassed.

The most important thing about Geddy's Rickenbacker tone is obviously his playing style, but also the use of 15inch speakers. These create a round full sound that can handle the treble and mids being cranked a bit. No brittle or harsh sounds.
His best tone is Exit Stage Left in my opinion.
He used the EV 15s, but used solid state Ashly preamps and solid state Crown power amps.
Killer tone!!!!


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