Rock ânâ Roll Hall of Famer and Rush bassist Geddy Lee celebrates rock musicâs thunderous, rumbly bottom endâthe bassâin this unique, lavishly illustrated, full-color compendium showcasing over two hundred rare, iconic, beautiful, and sometimes eccentric bass guitars from his extensive collection.
In this luxurious keepsake volume, Geddy Lee chronicles the fascinating history of one of rock musicâs foundation instruments, the bass guitar. Written with arts journalist Daniel Richler, gorgeously photographed by Richard Sibbals, and with insight from Geddyâs trusted bass tech and curator, John "Skully" McIntosh, Geddy Leeâs Big Beautiful Book of Bass profiles over two hundred classic basses from Geddyâs extensive collection. The book combines knowledge and observations gleaned from Geddyâs long, successful career with new and behind-the-scenes photos, ranging from his earliest days to Rushâs sold-out 40th anniversary tour in 2015, plus personal interviews with some of the worldâs top bassists and collectors.
A musician and guitar freak, Geddy has acquired the magnificent bass models that have been the backbone of the worldâs greatest popular music, from greats such as Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, and Jack Bruce. The book features vintage basses from 1950 through the mid-1970sâthe golden age of guitar making.
Suffused with Geddyâs intelligence, taste, and disarming wit, Geddy Leeâs Big Beautiful Book of Bass is also an entertaining look at a legendâs career on stage, in the studio, and at home. Geddy shares his views of the role of the bass guitar in his life and in the lives of the great players whoâve influenced him, revealing his passions and motivations, and ultimately broadening fansâ appreciation of his beloved instrument.
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