Category Archives: Chris Squire bass covers

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Parallels (HD Remaster)

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!

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Magnification

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

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#playforChris2

Dear friends,

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!

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Soft as a Dove

Here is “Soft as a Dove” – recorded on the night of the 4th of March, in honour of Chris’ 68th birthday. Happy Birthday, Chris!

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Hearts

 

Bass: Zon Sonus 8

Strings: D’Addario

Effects: Boss LM-2 Limiter

Signal path: Bass→LM-2→PC

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Into The Storm

Entering the Christmas Season “Into The Storm”, one of the many highlights of the “Fly From Here” album, featuring Chris’ distinctive Mutron III sound. Schindleria Praematurus! Thank You Chris!

Bass: Rickenbacker 4001 CS

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

Effects: Amplitube 3 (Envelope Filter on bridge pickup) T-RackS (compressor on both pickups)

Signal path: Bass→PC→T-RackS + Amplitube 3

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Photon tutorial / bass lesson

This is my first attempt to make a bass tutorial/lesson. I took from my latest video “Be The One” and made this video all dedicated to Chris work on the Photon bass.

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Be The One

“Be The One” was a song mostly composed on Chris’ Photon “piccolo” bass – or so I believe. The reason that makes me lean towards this is the specific tuning used on the Photon – D, B flat, D, G (bottom to top), which makes the opening harmonics. This was a very challenging song to study and it just makes one appreciate even more the creative genius of Chris Squire, always re-inventing his own way of composing, and by that, re-inventing the instrument itself.

I remember an interview of Chris’ by saying that these sessions were very much all recorded live with very little or no overdubbing. I had the same feeling when playing for my recording sessions, especially the middle rocking sections.

Thank you, Chris!

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Lucky Seven

In the Loving Memory of Christopher Russell Edward Squire

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#playforChris – for Chris Squire with Love

Dear friends, Here is the video #playforChris, which is the result of the fantastic collaboration of 28 individuals. This is a message of Love from us, surely representing all Chris’ fans and friends around the world, who wanted to demonstrate their Love and affection. Thank you very much to each one of you who participated, or shown interest and support for this initiative. Hopefully it will send positive energies to the Chris Squire we love so much! Onward! Miguel P.S.: There is a virtual candle room where you can light a candle for Chris and write a prayer. Each candle lasts for 48 hours. Please keep the “light burning brightly” for the Keeper of the Flame. You can find the link here, or looking on facebook/twitter for the hashtag #candlesforChris. I also set up another facebook/twitter hashtag where you can simply post your pictures of flowers as a thought-gift #flowersforChris. Please add the hashtag to your post as well.