Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass

Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass

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"From Rush frontman Geddy Lee's personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, comes the definitive volume on the subject. Geddy's love of the bass has been nurtured over a lifetime spent in the limelight as one of the world's premier rock bassists. For the past seven years, he's dedicated himself to studying the history of the instrument that's been so essential to his career, collecting hundreds of basses from around the globe, 250 of which are presented here in breathtaking detail with specially commissioned photography by Richard Sibbald. Written in Geddy's singular voice, this book reveals the stories, songs, and history behind the instruments of his inimitable collection. Complete with a whimsically designed timeline of the history of the bass, an up-close look at Geddy's basses on Rush's final R40 Tour, his stage and recording gear from 1968 to 2017, and forewords by author and respected vintage expert, Terry Foster, and Rush band member, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass is the ultimate compendium for the consummate collector, musician, Rush fan, and anyone who loves the bass guitar".--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Harper Design, 2018.
ISBN: 9780062747839
Branch Call Number: 787.8719 LEE
Characteristics: 404 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Alternative Title: Big beautiful book of bass


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Apr 20, 2019

This is a must for all bass players and Rush fans! When they say ‘big’, they ain’t kidding. It barely fit in my backpack and I nearly had a heart attack biking it up a big hill. I consider myself fairly knowledgeable on vintage instruments and still learned a lot from this book, and Geddy has a great sense of humor.


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