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    Posted: April 22 2007 at 19:26
Hello all! I have finally gained the classic Geddy Lee growl using the following:

Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass w/ '62 Pickups
Tech 21 Sansamp GT2
Tech 21 Sansamp Bass Driver DI

On the GT2, the settings are:
Mic - Classic
Mod - Clean
Amp - California
Level - knob @ 12:00
Low - Turned all the way up
High  - knob @ 1:00 or 2:00. depending on where the "arrows" are
Gain - knob @ 9:00

On the Bass Driver Di:
Level- All the way up
Blend- Off
Presence- Off
Drive - Off
Treble - knob @ 3:00
Bass - All the way up

It may sound a little different depending on the amp you have. I have a Peavey  TNT 160. When you put through a multi tracker, you have the awesome Rush sound!

Chain order-
Guitar - GT2- Bass Driver - Chorus (Optional)

Thanks! I hope this helps people who are searching for the Geddy Lee tone.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2007 at 15:28
The way he originally got that trademark tone was with a Ric.  Using the Ric-O-Sound (or whatever they call it), he sent the treble pickup to a really bass-heavy amp and the bass pickup to a really treble-heavy amp.  It sort of "cancelled-out," and so the tone is dominated by the mid-range sounds.  

Edited by rileydog22 - April 29 2007 at 18:09

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2007 at 16:04
Now I have to buy these things to sound like Geddy! Thanks for the info! 
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