Dating gl basses
If it sounds good on that stuff it's usually a keeper. I can remember an interview with Geddy Lee about how he could'nt believe "popular his bass was" and how it was only contracted to be a short 1 yr run of his sig bass that had now turned into an artist series that will remain until..?(I also had one of the first year production model) The Sting bass too had the same basic agenda which also changed from a "Limited Edition" production run to a Artist series production run(Limited edition is a specified short run, Artist is not predetermined run time).
E-Bass Body: Swamp ash, Shiny "Vintage Tinted" maple neck, Maple fretboard with black binding, Black block inlays, Saddle width: 38 mm Nut width, Fretboard radius: 241 mm, 2 Leo Fender Designed vintage Alnico V single coils made in Fullerton...It has the LE neckplate and I'm hoping that makes it a first year-- it has a couple zeros after the B so that to me usually means early. I pretty much set up all my basses close to the same as I can get them.Yes the pickups were very weak upon first playing which is why I installed Dimarzio's in it along with removing the badass and putting a standard P bridge on it. I cranked it thru my basement amp which is an Ampeg 350 , a Hartke 410 with horn and a Cerwin Vega 115 cab. I take it to the gig this Friday to put it thru the big test. I always hear people talking about "dead spots" on basses. I never had a bass with dead spots either in the 30 some basses I've had. _________________Rez(# 30916) '89 Power Jazz Bass Special-Bad Ass III, EMG P/J Project PBass-EMG PX, Schaller BM Light Tuner'05 Aerodyne JBass'06 Spector Legend Custom Neck Through VT Bass Hartke TA5000 w/XL Cabs(210, 410, 115)_________________Rez(# 30916) '89 Power Jazz Bass Special-Bad Ass III, EMG P/J Project PBass-EMG PX, Schaller BM Light Tuner'05 Aerodyne JBass'06 Spector Legend Custom Neck Through VT Bass Hartke TA5000 w/XL Cabs(210, 410, 115)I have a "Geddy Lee" bass and the serial # is s/n B009102 , neckplate "limited edition" and "crafted in Japan". Stroker Vance, do you have more information on the year it's been made?The Geddy I have now has a "limited edition" neckplate and a somewhat different looking Geddy signature . The only reference to a "B" serial number is late eighties and the Geddy wasn't mfg'd untill 98. I'm leaning toward it being a first or second year issue. The signature (if I remember right) is bigger or just a little different than my 2004.
The thing I'm having trouble finding out is what year # B009173 is from. Does anyone know particulars about Geddy Lee basses like what year small changes are made or :::: what is a first year Geddy serial number? I wish someone with a Geddy could post pics of the back of the headstock on theirs -- and the neck plate.Electric Guitar Body: Swamp ash, with clay chamber and F-hole, Neck: Maple, Fretboard: Jatoba, Nut width: 41.5 mm, Fretboard radius: 9", Pickups: 1 G & L Traditional Magnetic field design single coil and 1 G & L Alnico Neck...