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”

Five Percent For Nothing

My happy birthday to Bill Bruford! 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  

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)”

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”