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Geddy Lee on his tone and playing.

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Some really great technique sections in part 2.
[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wma2NtQ1CIE"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wma2NtQ1CIE[/url]
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wv_HuCLhBZs&feature=related[/media]

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Thanks for posting this,such a good man to listen to,obviously very intelligent and talented,but also down to earth,love the bit near the end of part 2 where he talks about not really wanting to play the keyboards live `cos the bass is" his man!!!".

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Very interesting, but that bass tone - sounded like a guitar to me - Geddy, get some [b]BASS[/b] from your amp.

i should point out here, I think he is a fantastic player, but just couldn`t stand the tone on that clip.

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The recent TV show on Sky Arts had a decent bass tone...and considering the limitations of 3 piece, worked pretty well.

Technique-wise..pretty limited altho it works for him as he is the band writer as well..so it has to fit.
If that is your style/techique outside of that gig, then you are going to find a lot of stuff pretty hard to cover.

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[quote name='JTUK' timestamp='1334752817' post='1620658']
Technique-wise..pretty limited altho it works for him as he is the band writer as well..so it has to fit.
If that is your style/techique outside of that gig, then you are going to find a lot of stuff pretty hard to cover.
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Are you not familiar with Geddys playing over the years?
He hasn't always played in that style - that flamenco/strumming thing he does didn't really start until the 90's.

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[size=5][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif][sub][quote name='RhysP' timestamp='1334773125' post='1621094']
Are you not familiar with Geddys playing over the years?
He hasn't always played in that style - that flamenco/strumming thing he does didn't really start until the 90's.
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[size=5][font=arial, helvetica, sans-serif][sub]No...never was interested in Rush...I just commented on the OP about his tone and technique with regards to the videos that were posted.[/sub][/font][/size]

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Listen to his tone on this... monster!

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGdQUMzRVxA"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGdQUMzRVxA[/url]

Does anyone know how he get's this crunch tone?

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Awesome. Would be willing to bet those strings are being played quite (very) hard, and that there is a fair bit of fret-buzz in amongst all that. What a sound though, killer!

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[quote name='visog' timestamp='1334776942' post='1621204']
Listen to his tone on this... monster!

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGdQUMzRVxA[/media]

Does anyone know how he get's this crunch tone?
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It's in his fingers :lol:

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[quote name='visog' timestamp='1334776942' post='1621204']
Listen to his tone on this... monster!

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGdQUMzRVxA[/media]

Does anyone know how he get's this crunch tone?
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Orange amps, playing hard, and his sansamp bass driver?

I want to know too! That tone (and the like motif thing) is awesome!

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Scroll down and you will find the new Rush single Headlong Flight [url="http://www.rushisaband.com/"]http://www.rushisaband.com/[/url] the bass tone is a bit leaner than usual, but sansamp or whatever other stuff 99% of Ged's tone is where every bass players should be ...

in his/her fingers .... hit the strings hard and that is what you get ... simple

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Really nice to hear him talk about the evolution of his sound, seems like a pretty nice guy (but then, he is a bassplayer after all!).

The clanky / 'lacking bottom' sound of his bass may be more to do with the microphone on the video camera than with his lack of bottom end?

I may not appreciate his current flamenco technique but I can't deny his history of amazing bass work, it was the bass parts on presto that first drew me to Rush as I'd only heard 'spirit of radio' before then, superb playing!

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Not only great bass playing but he also manages to sing whilst playing it.

I thought the tone and playing was a bit lacking in the video clip but thats to be expected i guess. I got the impression he was a bit lost for what to play.

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Holding down the bottom end is "..moronic....." and "....pedestrian...."??????!!!!! Well excuse me for not having Tourette's syndrome of the fingers Mr Lee.


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