Rush’s Moving Pictures was one of the first albums I ever bought – on vinyl – when it came out. I only played upright at the time (and sax), and I dreamed of one day getting an electric bass and playing like Geddy Lee.
Here’s one of the tracks I admired with so many others back in the day (and still do), with Geddy’s bass coming through loud and clear with some of the track coming through.
There seems to be a whole lot of debate about which bass Geddy used on this recording. According to Fender, he used his ’72 Jazz. Whatever he used, he got that gnarly Geddy tone. That’s what I’ve always heard, but I’m not saying anything definitive!