Turn Of The Century transcription

Our friend Simon Gilman has kindly shared with us a transcription of my bass cover of Turn Of The Century, which I have presented previously in 2014, and presented additional info in this post. You may download it, in pdf format, here. Many thanks to Simon for another excellent contribution for the analysis of the worksContinue reading “Turn Of The Century transcription”

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:Continue reading “Into The Storm”

Machine Messiah (HD Remaster)

Around six years ago I was experimenting with video effects and recorded this cover of Machine Messiah. Since then, YouTube’s audio and video compression capabilities improved a lot so I figured that this one could be sort of remastered both sonic and visually. As I had the green screen behind me, and although the lightingContinue reading “Machine Messiah (HD Remaster)”

Rhythm Of Love

Throughout this Holiday season, I recorded this very special bass cover of “Rhythm Of Love”. As you may know, the album Big Generator (1987) was yet another challenge for Chris Squire, as he used a 5-string bass for all of the songs. Yet Chris made several alterations regarding the tuning. On this track (and others,Continue reading “Rhythm Of Love”

Turn Of The Century

Turn Of The Century – Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Yessongs of all, and again, with one of the most fascinating basslines by Chris Squire. Many peculiarities about it as well. Chris played a Gibson Triumph bass, which is a short scale bass. The tone is quite different from the usual, more discrete andContinue reading “Turn Of The Century”

Montreux’s Theme (Rickenbacker)

Here is the Rickenbacker version of Montreux’s Theme, which came second on the poll in which the Fender Jazz Bass has got more votes as we were trying to guess which bass was used by Chris Squire for this beautiful instrumental. For the recordings I chose to boil old Rotosound strings, which sounded better that brandContinue reading “Montreux’s Theme (Rickenbacker)”

Montreux’s Theme (Jazz Bass)

Here is my first take using a Fender Jazz Bass, which was the most voted bass on the poll that I created. I will make another version with the Rickenbacker, which was the runner-up. Thank you so much for voting and commenting! Hopefully Chris will provide us the correct answer! Bass: Fender Jazz Bass 1975 Re-issue,Continue reading “Montreux’s Theme (Jazz Bass)”

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Here’s a remastered version of the 2008 clip, hopefully with a better encoding. In any case, a good reason for expressing here my wishes of Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all! Bass: Rickenbacker 4001CS Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel) Preamp: Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI) Signal path: Bass→BDDI→PCContinue reading “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!”

The Solution

Time to re-discover another OYE song – The Solution was always one of my favourites for the beautiful vocal interplay between Jon and Billy nad the tricky odd-time meters. Chris’ bass does have a mighty tone here. I wonder which bass was used… the Tobias extended scale? The 6-stringed Carvin? My friend Américo Silva from Music-LightContinue reading “The Solution”

Universal Garden

  Universal Garden has been a sort of “forgotten” song for me, since I had so many other favourites on “Open Your Eyes”. When it came the time to rediscover this album, I thought I should give a chance to this song and hear carefully what was going on with the bass. When I finallyContinue reading “Universal Garden”