Monthly Archives: April 2016

Video

Chris Squire and the 8-string bass – Part 4

Episode 4 of the “sort-of-tutorial” series on Chris Squire and the 8-string bass is a kind contribution of Eric Ranney, who designed and built the Ranney 8-string bass. Details of the bass’ construction and all the story from the instruments’ conception to its première in the hands of Chris Squire are presented in this video.

I would like to express my gratitude to Eric Ranney for sharing this piece of Yes history, which I’m sure will captivate your interest.

Very special thanks to Keane Arase at keanespics.com for the photographs from the Chicago show.