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Title: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: The Letter R on October 04, 2018, 12:30:19 pm
Now up for pre-order at Backstage https://rushbackstage.com/store/ (https://rushbackstage.com/store/)  and the standard edition on Amazon.


Mega deluxe addition which comes in a case with loads of goodies even ships with a ( free? ) standard edition for those collectors that don't want to break the seal so to speak ;)  current price $950
Next one down is a version that comes with a cloth bag and a few little extras at $450
Then there's your bog standard edition oddly already reduced from $75 down to $59.99
To add to the collection also available is a T-Shirt $24.99 and a mug to drink your tea from whilst having a read for $15


No doubt post and packing to the UK along with import taxes will be high - although the best route for the standard edition would appear to be Amazon currently £50 with free delivery for Prime Members. So one for the Christmas list maybe?
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: captainkurtz on October 04, 2018, 19:11:16 pm
I'm waiting for it to go down to £20 on Amazon.
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: captainkurtz on October 04, 2018, 19:11:44 pm
It was initially £40 on Amazon....
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: snodes on December 28, 2018, 11:01:26 am
Now £22 on Amazon
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on December 28, 2018, 12:41:01 pm
That's low enough for me and I did have a £25 Amazon gift voucher...
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: captainkurtz on December 28, 2018, 16:15:17 pm
Thought they missed a trick with the 21.18 pricing I snagged it for last week...
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Reg on December 29, 2018, 19:54:01 pm
Now £16.64 on Amazon.
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: zoony on December 31, 2018, 12:06:48 pm
They'll be giving it away soon!
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Matt2112 on December 31, 2018, 15:26:14 pm
Quote from: Reg on December 29, 2018, 19:54:01 pm
Now £16.64 on Amazon.



Purchased. :)
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: captainkurtz on December 31, 2018, 21:37:14 pm
Quote from: Matt2112 on December 31, 2018, 15:26:14 pm

Purchased. :)

I've just purchased a second copy - a pal of mine who spent years as a guitar tech is 60 in February...might entice him to part with some of his amazing memorabilia...
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Analog RH on January 01, 2019, 15:11:00 pm
Purchased also. Though the "usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months" bit is a tad annoying......
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Exiled Yorkie on January 02, 2019, 19:56:24 pm
My kid got it signed for me in Toronto before Christmas, it is one damn heavy book
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: The Letter R on January 03, 2019, 14:05:05 pm
Quote from: Exiled Yorkie on January 02, 2019, 19:56:24 pm
My kid got it signed for me in Toronto before Christmas, it is one damn heavy book

Nice 8)
Geddy did say in an interview - "Don't drop it on your toes!!"  ;D
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: vitalsigns318 on January 21, 2019, 19:10:53 pm
Quote from: The Letter R on January 03, 2019, 14:05:05 pm
Nice 8)
Geddy did say in an interview - "Don't drop it on your toes!!"  ;D
It is heavy...Alex said you can throw it at people..silly boy! I can't wait to read it because he also said that you can't put it down!
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: The Letter R on January 31, 2019, 14:06:04 pm
£15.02 now on Amazon but shipping dates are now 22 Feb - 22 March - still can't get my head around why Amazon are dropping the price when they have no stock - makes zero business sense.....
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: The Letter R on February 11, 2019, 11:21:01 am
My Mum was buying me this for Christmas - just had word it has arrived at her place  8)
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: snodes on April 01, 2019, 22:22:01 pm
Anyone actually receive this when it was £15 ish from Amazon? My order just kept pushing dates back and now just "out of stock"
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: captainkurtz on April 01, 2019, 23:09:45 pm
Nope - Rush products never seem to arrive in a timely fashion, ironically..
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: The Letter R on April 03, 2019, 09:07:30 am
Quote from: snodes on April 01, 2019, 22:22:01 pm
Anyone actually receive this when it was £15 ish from Amazon? My order just kept pushing dates back and now just "out of stock"



Yes -  8)
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: captainkurtz on April 03, 2019, 10:16:38 am
I had 4 ordered - they've just cancelled 2 of them as they can't source them...
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: captainkurtz on April 03, 2019, 10:59:39 am
Aaaaand...now the other 2 have been cancelled...
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: The Letter R on April 04, 2019, 09:03:23 am
Quote from: captainkurtz on April 03, 2019, 10:59:39 am
Aaaaand...now the other 2 have been cancelled...

Bummer!! - that's bad  >:(
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Matt2112 on April 17, 2019, 12:59:59 pm
My Amazon account still showing as "Arriving 5 May".
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: captainkurtz on April 17, 2019, 17:12:31 pm
Yeah...2 of the 4 have been 'reinstated' showing 20-21st April...most odd.
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on April 17, 2019, 20:15:54 pm
Mine's been despatched :)

Only trouble is it's been sent to Mrs S's school and it's Easter Hols, so I've had to reschedule it to 29/4
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: captainkurtz on April 17, 2019, 23:33:54 pm
Yay.  One of mine has now been dispatched too..
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Fuzzy on April 18, 2019, 13:12:35 pm
Just had the email, mine should arrive tomorrow......finally!!  :P
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Matt2112 on April 19, 2019, 10:11:43 am
Quote from: Fuzzy on April 18, 2019, 13:12:35 pm
Just had the email, mine should arrive tomorrow......finally!!  :P



Yes!!!  Same here now. Hurrah!!  :D
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Fuzzy on April 19, 2019, 19:17:08 pm
Just got in and leafing through the most wonderful book that arrived today, a total bargain at £16.64, but it's worth the £55 that Amazon are currently asking imo, absolutely fabulous 😍
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: captainkurtz on April 19, 2019, 21:10:58 pm
Yeah, it's a beautiful book.  I'm not a player but there's some fascinating stuff in there.

And my second copy is dispatched - a 60th present to a guitar tech friend of mine...excellent.
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Matt2112 on April 20, 2019, 21:15:02 pm
It's finally in my possession.  Pretty hefty tome! Had a quick flick through, then put it in a super-secure location lest the kid or dog get hold of it.  ::)
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Anna Woriboutchu on April 21, 2019, 03:37:46 am
What a beautiful book.


I hope my never take out of the wrapping back-up also arrives soon.
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: The Letter R on April 23, 2019, 14:04:19 pm
Fantastic book and at a bargain price  8)
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Slim on May 03, 2019, 00:06:17 am
I received mine a couple of weeks ago finally having ordered it on New Year's Eve for a bargain £16.64, really nicely done and what a gobsmacking collection of stuff, beautifully photographed.

Disappointed to see that the old teardrop bass that I saw him play in '77 isn't in there though, though I've just googled this and perhaps it's not surprising:

"It was very trendy for a while for Toronto bass players to have teardrop-shaped Precisions, It 's got a monster sound, but it's totally uncontrollable. I put a set of Jazz pickups on it, and it's wild; it's the loudest bass you'll ever hear - totally in your face. But I ruined it by cutting the horns off and painting it like a '57 Chevy in a fit of mental retardation! I hate when that happens: "Wouldn't it be cool if I did this?" Yeah, for about 5 minutes... I pulled it out the other day, and it looks so awful. It's baby blue and white-just a gross thing."

Well I like it.


Bernie Marsden has a similar book coming out soon, featuring his own gobsmacking guitar collection.
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: mc on May 05, 2019, 13:51:32 pm
I hear Ged is doing a book signing tour of the UK later this year....................
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: captainkurtz on May 05, 2019, 15:56:26 pm
Yes...but will we able to take our £16.00 amazon bought books or will we be expected to purchase again...
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Pricey on May 07, 2019, 17:36:45 pm
Quote from: captainkurtz on May 05, 2019, 15:56:26 pm
Yes...but will we able to take our £16.00 amazon bought books or will we be expected to purchase again...
I see he's doing Costco stores, perfect opportunity to stock up on bog roll and muffins at bargain prices too
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 07, 2019, 21:05:56 pm
Quote from: Pricey on May 07, 2019, 17:36:45 pm
I see he's doing Costco stores, perfect opportunity to stock up on bog roll and muffins at bargain prices too


Who needs bog roll when you've got a bloody dirty great book on bass guitars? Probably be a bit like Izal though...
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Fuzzy on May 29, 2019, 18:50:38 pm
Just got the email for the book signing, £60 including the tome, can't take your purchased copy or anything else. London, Manchester and Glasgow.
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Matt2112 on May 29, 2019, 19:59:48 pm
Quote from: Fuzzy on May 29, 2019, 18:50:38 pmJust got the email for the book signing, £60 including the tome, can't take your purchased copy or anything else. London, Manchester and Glasgow.

Dislike.  ::)
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Nïckslïkk2112 on May 29, 2019, 20:21:18 pm
Quote from: Fuzzy on May 29, 2019, 18:50:38 pmJust got the email for the book signing, £60 including the tome, can't take your purchased copy or anything else. London, Manchester and Glasgow.
Up yours GLee!
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Thailand Express on May 29, 2019, 22:48:12 pm
Manchester sold out already :o
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Bez on May 31, 2019, 00:46:51 am
Book currently £20 on Amazon....
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: Matt2112 on June 15, 2019, 18:56:07 pm
Quote from: Bez on May 31, 2019, 00:46:51 amBook currently £20 on Amazon....
45 quid now.
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: zoony on June 16, 2019, 03:55:41 am
Quote from: Matt2112 on June 15, 2019, 18:56:07 pm45 quid now.
£60 for it signed doesn't seem so bad now then.
Title: Re: Geddy Lee - Book of Bass
Post by: DavidL on June 27, 2019, 14:44:27 pm
Q&A session from Manchester - great watch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-lbS-PGcSE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-lbS-PGcSE)