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Geddy Lee on his new Fender USA signature jazz bass

Thu, Apr 30, 2015@2:39PM | comments

Fender introduced their new Geddy Lee USA signature Jazz bass at the 2015 NAMM show back in January. From the Fender website:

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's three favorite basses-two Fender Custom Shop versions of his signature model and the original sleek black '72 Jazz Bass that Rush's revered bassist/ vocalist has riffed away on in front of millions of devoted fans worldwide and on many a megaselling 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 vintagestyle single-coil Jazz Bass pickups are specially wound and voiced to sound like those on Lee's prized 1972 original, and a Geddy Lee signature High-Mass bridge provides rock-solid intonation.

Earlier today Fender posted a 7-minute video to their YouTube channel where Geddy Lee talks about his history with the Fender jazz bass, and breaks down the new USA model. You can watch the video below or on YouTube here (thanks John at