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Rush: “YYZ” – Geddy Lee’s Isolated Bass (Isolated Bass Week)

Rush’s “YYZ” is one of the greatest bass lines of all time. Recorded in late 1980 and released on Moving Pictures, this tune has been a favorite among bassists for years, and one Rush consistently performs in concert.

And now, the isolated bass of Geddy Lee… You can clearly hear where the lines where punched in, especially during Geddy’s three solo spots.

There have been some debates on this track… a few saying it isn’t Geddy, while others insisting Geddy played his Rickenbacker, while the consensus is that he recorded it with his Fender Jazz.

By the way, where were these isolated bass tracks when I was a kid struggling to transcribe from vinyl?!