To close the year of 2018 I’d like to thank you for your presence and support. It’s great to have gathered to many friends in the page and I hope next year we’ll continue sharing the good vibes! Muito obrigado a todos!
Bass: Rickenbacker 4001CS
Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel)
Preamp: Sansamp Para Driver DI (PDDI)
Signal path: Bass→PDDI→PC
28/12/2018 in Chris Squire bass covers
Tagged bass cover, bass lesson, bassline, Chris Squire, Fragile, Miguel Falcão, miguelbass, Rickenbacker 4001CS, Rotosound RS66LD, Sansamp Paradriver DI, We Have Heaven, YES
Dear friends, I am back with another cover video. This time with a wonderful Squackett song (a collaboration of Chris Squire and Steve Hackett). I hope you enjoy it!
Due to recent work commitments I’m only now posting the #playforChris4 video!
This year’s edition has been again a beautiful demonstration of affection for Our Hero, and yet again, with new original contributions, which show how Chris continues to inspire our souls. I hope you enjoy watching it!
My gratitude goes for all of those who have contributed with their dedication, and made this project happen again for one more year.
Also for those who expressed their will to join, but for many reasons could not do it this time, I thank you for your intentions, and I hope that in the next year’s edition you may be present!
Hello everyone, although I’m still busier than usual with my professional activities, I managed to make this new video to celebrate Chris’ 70th Birthday. I hope you enjoy it, and celebrate together the music of our hero!
Thank you to all of those who have written me and shown me your support during these last times!
04/03/2018 in Chris Squire bass covers
Tagged bass, bass cover, Bass Driver, bassline, Chris Squire, Miguel Falcão, miguelbass, Relayer, Rickenbacker, Rickenbacker 4001CS, Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI), Sansamp Paradriver DI, Sound Chaser
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.