Earlier this year, Rush frontman Geddy Lee teamed with Fender to issue the Fender USA Geddy Lee Jazz Bass, an updated version of his longstanding Geddy Lee Jazz Bass line.
In a new video, Lee discusses the new signature instrument, which combines the specs and features of his three favorite Fender basses – two Fender Custom Shop versions of his signature model and the original sleek black ’72 Jazz Bass that he used for years.
The USA line has a thicker custom neck, topped by a maple fingerboard with elegant white binding and white pearloid block inlays.
Its two vintage-style 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 solid intonation.
Lee and Rush are currenly gearing up to launch a North American tour on May 8 in Tulsa, OK.
Named after Rush’s 40th anniversary box set, “R40”, the tour may the last one of its size for the group.
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