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2017 Reader Favorites – #2: Geddy Lee

Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of the top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls, or anything else. Just having some fun.

Geddy Lee

Geddy Lee wowed everyone by filling in for the late Chris Squire at Yes’s induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. The video footage from the show was one of the hottest videos of the year.

In other news, Geddy teamed up with Tech 21 for a for Signature SansAmp GED-2112, which we announced during the Winter NAMM show.

We also featured some other excellent videos over 2017, which added up to Geddy reaching #2 on this year’s reader favorite list.

Yes with Geddy Lee: Roundabout, Live

1. Yes with Geddy Lee: Roundabout, Live

There were rumors flying earlier this year that Rush bassist Geddy Lee would be filling in for the late Chris Squire at Yes’s induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Luckily, the rumors were true. Though this fan-shot clip is a little muddy, it captures the historic moment and its excitement…

Geddy Lee Teams with Tech 21 for Signature SansAmp GED-2112

2. Geddy Lee Teams with Tech 21 for Signature SansAmp GED-2112

If you got to catch Rush in the past twenty years, you would have seen Geddy Lee on stage with household appliances in lieu of a bass amp. Going direct means relying on preamps for his sound, and now he’s helped to create a signature SansAmp with Tech 21…

Geddy Lee: The Big Interview

3. Geddy Lee: The Big Interview

Rush’s Geddy Lee sat down with Dan Rather for an hour-long interview on AXS TV, which debuted in October. In this preview clip, Geddy talks about his fame and how he engages with fans…

Rush: La Villa Strangiato Live at Pinkpop Festival 1979

4. Rush: La Villa Strangiato Live at Pinkpop Festival 1979

Our friend Tim Fletcher shared this on our Facebook group of Rush performing “La Villa Strangiato” live at the Pinkpop Festival 1979. “The audio is much better than previously [released],” Tim shared. We agree. Epicness…

Rush: Cygnus X-1 Isolated Bass, Drums, and Vocals

5. Rush: Cygnus X-1 Isolated Bass, Drums, and Vocals

YYNOT’s Tim Starace shared this isolated track on our Facebook Group this summer. We waited to share on Geddy’s birthday. “Pure Geddy goodness from my vault. I present to you the isolated bass (for the most part) from ‘Cygnus X-1, The Voyage’,” Tim shared…

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