#1
Okay, about the Geddy Lee Signature Jazz bass... I know there's a gazillion threads about it, but I want to know if its actually worth the money? - £625 GBP - Was the cheapest I could find. (if anyone can find cheaper link me please)
Also, has anyone got one / played one and can give me their own opinion?

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#2
what, you don't believe a gazillion threads that say, it is worth the money? yes, it is worth the money, you should also check out the Hwy 1 Jazz, it is usually priced the same as the Geddy, and offers a few more color choices, plus it's an MIA. (no flames)
i know, it's a cheap plug...lol
#3
http://www.thomann.de/gb/fender_geddylee_jbass.htm here it is cheaper for £595 at thomann, which is a german website but ive ordered from there and i live in surrey and they are very reliable. I ordered my guitar from there and it came in 3 days from germany! Set up too, plus shipping is free on orders over £135. As for the bass itself i think it is worth it for the price
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Cheers you two. ill check those both out.
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http://www.thomann.de/gb/fender_geddylee_jbass.htm here it is cheaper for £595 at thomann, which is a german website but ive ordered from there and i live in surrey and they are very reliable. I ordered my guitar from there and it came in 3 days from germany! Set up too, plus shipping is free on orders over £135. As for the bass itself i think it is worth it for the price

Woo someone else from Surrey! .

So yeah, to contribute to the thread, Thomann is great, just check their prices against the current exchange rate, sometimes the price conversions on their site aren't right and my friend ended up paying an extra £10 for a pedal.
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http://www.thomann.de/gb/fender_geddylee_jbass.htm here it is cheaper for £595 at thomann, which is a german website but ive ordered from there and i live in surrey and they are very reliable. I ordered my guitar from there and it came in 3 days from germany! Set up too, plus shipping is free on orders over £135. As for the bass itself i think it is worth it for the price


Actually works out as £607.93, I've noticed Thomann are pretty generous with their conversion rates.

EDIT: Actually I've noticed I'm pretty generous with my typing skills and typed the wrong price into Xe.com. I fail. But indie-bassist's warning holds true. I've seen them give inaccurate conversions before.

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what, you don't believe a gazillion threads that say, it is worth the money? yes, it is worth the money, you should also check out the Hwy 1 Jazz, it is usually priced the same as the Geddy, and offers a few more color choices, plus it's an MIA. (no flames)
i know, it's a cheap plug...lol


Like the Hwy. 1 basses, but I'd be tempted to take a Geddy over a H1 Jazz simply for the maple neck and BadAss II as stock. But the fact that the H1's are MIA probably makes them worth more.
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Like the Hwy. 1 basses, but I'd be tempted to take a Geddy over a H1 Jazz simply for the maple neck and BadAss II as stock. But the fact that the H1's are MIA probably makes them worth more.

the new Hwy 1's have the BAII stock, un-like mine
that's the only reason i posted such a shamless plug!
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the new Hwy 1's have the BAII stock, un-like mine
that's the only reason i posted such a shamless plug!

Damn, always the short straw eh?

Though the Geddy still gives the maple neck. Can't have everything I suppose!
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#10
The Geddy also has the sweet inlays.


I'd change the pickguard to a tortoise shell though...
#11
wait dont get it yet. wait till the new edition comes out with the improved tuners and sanded neck... but maybe thatll crank up the price more?
#12
The neck is already pretty damn thin and fast... and the tuners shouldn't be a huge deal.
#13
no i meant theyre taking the gloss finish off if it. some people like it some dont. its a preferance thing
#14
..... Isn't the Geddy lee an american.
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..... Isn't the Geddy lee an american.


Made in Japan, I thought.
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Made in Japan, I thought.



hmmmm well it seems a little bit too expensive to be a Made in mexico....


..soo maybe it is a japanesse made seems to put it in the right price range
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Made in Japan, I thought.

correct! the block markers are cool, but they are painted on, not inlays. i think the Geddy sig is the best, not MIA, available. and well worth the money.
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correct! the block markers are cool, but they are painted on, not inlays. i think the Geddy sig is the best, not MIA, available. and well worth the money.


Finally i know, i have been wondering for ages where its made!

I tried one out the other day, perhaps the best bass i have ever played; Which did lead me to think it was an american made.
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correct! the block markers are cool, but they are painted on, not inlays. i think the Geddy sig is the best, not MIA, available. and well worth the money.


Whether it's a fair judgement or not, that inlay thing is just cheap and puts me off it somewhat.

As for the best non-MIA, I think the Mike Dirnt P gives it a fair run for it's money. As much as I'm not a fan of Dirnt, his sig bass is great value.
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Whether it's a fair judgement or not, that inlay thing is just cheap and puts me off it somewhat.

As for the best non-MIA, I think the Mike Dirnt P gives it a fair run for it's money. As much as I'm not a fan of Dirnt, his sig bass is great value.

I agree on both your points. I do see that if they were real inlays they would weaken the neck immensely but painting it on still does sound cheap (not that there's really any other way to do it though).

With me being a much bigger fan of precision basses than jazz basses I thought the Mike Dirnt sig definitely gives the Geddy a run for it's money, it's a fantastic and very underrated bass. The look is cool too with the early precision body and neck designs.
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