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!

Chris Squire and the 8-string bass – Part 3

This is the first (sort of) tutorial video of a series I am doing about Chris playing the 8-string bass. I began on episode 3, talking about the use of the Ranney bass from 90125 on.

more info on “Turn of the Century”

Our friend D Michael Thorn, long time Yes fan and fellow bassist, has got in touch sharing his memories of Turn of the Century being played live in 1977 : ” (…) Chris tuned his bass CADG. I saw them here Oct 8, 1977 on the GftO tour. I was in front of Chris atContinue reading “more info on “Turn of the Century””

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)”

Montreux’s Theme bass quest

Montreux’s Theme is one of the most graceful bass lines written and performed by Chris Squire, with such a great interplay along with Alan White and Steve Howe. Do you know which bass did Chris play? Would you like to have a guess? Please take a listen to the sample more below and take yourContinue reading “Montreux’s Theme bass quest”

YES transcriptions by Steve Glasgow

Scottish musician Steve Glasgow has made incredible bass transcriptions from several artists, including YES. Besides downloading the scores and tabs, you can read Steve’s in-depth analysis of the basslines, which are very interesting and show the dedication and valuable work of this fine musician. Steve Glasgow – Going For The One Steve Glasgow – ParallelsContinue reading “YES transcriptions by Steve Glasgow”