Video

Fortune Seller – BASS AUDIO

This is one of my old bassline attempts from back in 2001. Fortune Seller has always been on of my favourite tunes in “Open Your Eyes”. The song is very dominated by it’s bass riff which, to me, has a strange “odd-meter” feel, although in reality it’s in plain 4/4.

The effects applied were also notable since flanger and octaver effects were rarely used by Chris with his Rickenbacker (more often with his MPC Electra on Cinema, Leave It or City Of Love). However, on the Open Your Eyes album, especially the flanger was used on some other tracks: Open Your Eyes (Rickenbacker) and Wonderlove (flanger and octaver, maybe here it’s really the Electra).

Bass: Rickenbacker 4001CS

Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel)

Effects: Boss ME-8B (Octaver, Flanger)

Preamp: Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI)

Signal path: Bass→ME-8B→BDDI→PC

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8 responses to “Fortune Seller – BASS AUDIO

  1. In case of “Wonderlove” i’m 100% sure it’s MPC Electra.

  2. I’m wondering why Chris stopped using his white customized MPC Electra. Last time i saw him playing that guitar, was in 2009 on tour with Benoit as singer for Yes. Then suddenly around 2011, He came out with regular brown/black MPC on Yes tour, which was a suprise for me. I’m wondering where is this customized white MPC Electra, right now. It’s brilliant guitar especially with flanger on it. Sounds like no other…

    • Arthur, I think there was some technical issue with the instrument and it was since replaced. I assume the brown replacement also has the same effect add-ins but I am not sure.

      • Billy Sherwood recently said it was destroyed in a stage collapse in the United States – which did indeed happen to Yes in Oklahoma in 2010, which fits the timeline.

      • Thanks for your input! On the video I wrote I read in a bass player magazine about being the Rickenbacker but I haven’t been able to find that issue… or did I read it somewhere else… or did I dream about it… so it could be the MPC… Thanks!

  3. love watching and listening to you play chris squire, my favorite bassist. squire was the counterpoint riffmaster that really pushed the boundaries of what the bass could do. great stuff miguel! muito obrigado!

  4. hi John. Thank you so much for your kind comments!

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