Geddy Lee
Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass
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Rainn Wilson

Join us at Changing Hands Tempe for a booksigning with Geddy Lee, the vocalist, bassist, and keyboard player for Hall of Fame rock legends Rush.

Your ticket includes one (1) copy of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass and admission to the signing line for you and one (1) guest.

Order your ticket package(s) at the bottom of the page or directly through Eventbrite. We'll send you an email confirmation.

TICKET PACKAGES → Signing Line Ticket: $97.29 + fees: Your ticket includes one (1) signed, personalized copy of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass and admission to the signing line for you and one (1) guest.
PLEASE NOTE: If your guest wants a signed, personalized book as well, she or he must purchase a separate ticket.
  • Signing Line entry times: 4pm and 5pm. The 4pm signing line will begin forming at 3:30pm. The 5pm signing line will begin forming at 5pm.
  • Purchase below (at the bottom of the page) or directly on Eventbrite.

  • Check-in at the front information counter at Changing Hands Tempe beginning at 3:30pm.
  • Books will be distributed at will-call starting at 3:30pm.
  • Your signing line admission time will be printed on your ticket.
  • Admission times are staggered in two blocks: 4pm and 5pm. Within those blocks, admission is first come, first served.
  • The 4pm signing line will begin forming at 3:30pm.
  • The 5pm signing line will begin forming at 5pm.

  • This is a booksigning event. 
  • Ticket includes one (1) copy of Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass. If you'd like a second copy of the book, you must purchase two (2) tickets. 
  • Each fan in line must purchase a ticket or be the guest of a ticket-holder. (Limit one guest per ticket-holder.) If your guest also wants a signed, personalized book, she or he MUST purchase a ticket.
  • Geddy Lee will sign BOOKS ONLY, no merchandise or memorabilia. ALL books will be PERSONALIZED.
  • EVENT GUIDELINES may be subject to changes.
  • REFUNDS will not be issued within seven days of the event.
  • If you miss the event, tickets are non-refundable. Your book will be personalized to the purchaser's first name.  In order to receive your book, you will need to contact us within 30 days of the event.  After 30 days, you will receive a trade credit to Changing Hands Bookstore for the cost of the book + tax.


"It's not surprising that sooner or later I'd dive down the proverbial rabbit hole into the world of vintage bass guitars." —Geddy Lee

From Rush frontman Geddy Lee's personal collection of vintage electric bass guitars, dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, comes the definitive volume on the subject.

Geddy's love of the bass has been nurtured over a lifetime spent in the limelight as one of the world's premier rock bassists. For the past seven years, he's dedicated himself to studying the history of the instrument that's been so essential to his career, collecting hundreds of basses from around the globe.

Written with arts journalist Daniel Richler, gorgeously photographed in breathtaking detail by Richard Sibbald, and with insight from Geddy’s trusted bass tech and curator, John "Skully" McIntosh, Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass profiles over 250 classic basses from Geddy’s extensive collection. Representing every tone in the bass palette, every nuance of the rock and roll genre as well as blues, jazz, pop, and country, this one-of-a-kind collection features so-called "beauty queens"—pristine instruments never lifted from their cases—as well as "road warriors"—well-worn, sweat-soaked basses that proudly show their age and use. Complete with personal commentary from Geddy that showcases his knowledge both as a musician and an aficionado, this luxuriously produced volume is a revelatory look at the heavy hitters in the world of bass—Fender, Gibson/Epiphone, Rickenbacker, Höfner, Ampeg—and lesser known but influential global luthiers such as Antonio Wandr Pioli, Dan Armstrong, and Tony Zemaitis.

The book also features interviews with John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin); Adam Clayton (U2); Robert Trujillo (Metallica); Jeff Tweedy (Wilco); Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones); Les Claypool (Primus); Bob Daisley (Rainbow); Fender expert and owner of the legendary Gibson Explorer, Bass Ken Collins; veteran guitar tech for The Who, Alan Rogan; plus comments from many other great players across three decades of rock and roll.

Written in Geddy's singular voice, this book reveals the stories, songs, and history behind the instruments of his inimitable collection. Complete with an index and a graphically designed timeline of the history of the bass, as well as an up-close look at Geddy's basses on Rush's final R40 Tour, his stage and recording gear from 1968 to 2017, and forewords by author and respected vintage expert, Terry Foster, and Rush band member, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book of Bass is the ultimate compendium for the consummate collector, musician, Rush fan, and anyone who loves the bass guitar.

Geddy Lee is the vocalist, bassist, and keyboard player for the Hall of Fame rock group Rush, with drummer Neil Peart and guitarist Alex Lifeson. The most successful Canadian music group in history, Rush is only third behind The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum albums sold by a rock band, and has performed before millions of fans around the world. Ranked by Rolling Stone as among the top bassists of all-time, Rush's energetic frontman has long been acclaimed for his wizard-like musical talent and mesmerizing performances. Geddy lives in Toronto, Canada.