And here it is, the 3rd edition of “Play For Chris”!
Once again, I wish to thank all the participants who have made another strong demonstration of love for Chris Squire. There is a wide range of players from all around the world, covering different songs, different instruments, making this year’s edition really special and, the most important, sounding out Chris’ spirit.
05/03/2017 in Chris Squire bass covers
Tagged #bassforChris, boss, Chris Squire, Drama, flanger, ME-8B, Miguel Falcão, miguelbass, Paradriver, Sansamp, Tempus Fugit
Here’s a remastered version of New State of Mind, that I originally did in 2010.
31/01/2017 in Chris Squire bass covers
Tagged 4001, 4001CS, 5-string, bass, bass cover, Bass Driver, bassline, Billy Sherwood, Chris Squire, DI, electric bass, Falcão, HD Remaster, Miguel, Miguel Falcão, miguelbass, New State of Mind, Open Your Eyes, Rickenbacker, Sansamp, Squire, Thumb, Warwick, YES
Here is the #bassforChris video, in which I talk about the bass I have built dedicated to Chris Squire.
Dear friends, this is a very special video for me because I’m presenting the bass I have built in the memory of Chris Squire. The #bassforChris project is my first attempt to construct a bass and it took me about one year. Finally it’s ready.
Another important part of the cover is the use of the 8-string bass on the intro and first two verses of the song. Although there isn’t any report of Chris using an 8-string in this song, while studying the bassline, I concluded that it was indeed the Rickenbacker 4008 that was used, with a wah-wah effect pedal. I underline that this statement is just from my listening, but it fits in the chronology, as the first prototypes were issued in 1973, according to the Rickenbacker Electric Bass Book (Paul D. Boyer/Hal Leonard) and Chris was given one of the first copies.
While I’ve been preparing my newest clip, here’s one of my early covers of “Our Song” that I made originally in 2009. This HD remaster also includes a final mix with more bass.
This song was played originally by Chris with his Gibson Thunderbird.
Here’s an “oldie” – my second YouTube bass cover, recorded in 2008. I tried to make a remaster out of it, although I don’t have the separate bass track anymore. At least YouTube encoding now is much better. The audio and video quality should have improved a bit overall!
23/07/2016 in Chris Squire bass covers
Tagged Ampeg SVT-2 PRO, bass cover, bassline, Chris Squire, Fender Jazz Bass, Fiesta Red, Going For The One, Miguel Falcão, miguelbass, Parallels, YES
Bass: Rickenbacker 4001CS
Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel)
Signal conditioning: Boss LM-2 (limiter)
Preamp: Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI)
Signal path: Bass→LM-2→BDDI→PC
04/07/2016 in Chris Squire bass covers
Tagged bass, bass cover, bassline, Chris Squire, Magnification, Miguel Falcão, miguelbass, Rickenbacker, Rickenbacker 4001CS, Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI), YES
Almost after one year since Chris passed away, fans from all over the world unite to pay tribute to Our Hero. I would like to thank to all of those who took the time to be involved in this second edition, hoping that this video will demonstrate the singular love that Chris generated in so many fans, some of which are here so well represented.
Thank You Chris!