This is one of my old bassline attempts from back in 2001. Fortune Seller has always been on of my favourite tunes in “Open Your Eyes”. The song is very dominated by it’s bass riff which, to me, has a strange “odd-meter” feel, although in reality it’s in plain 4/4.
The effects applied were also notable since flanger and octaver effects were rarely used by Chris with his Rickenbacker (more often with his MPC Electra on Cinema, Leave It or City Of Love). However, on the Open Your Eyes album, especially the flanger was used on some other tracks: Open Your Eyes (Rickenbacker) and Wonderlove (flanger and octaver, maybe here it’s really the Electra).
Bass: Rickenbacker 4001CS
Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel)
Effects: Boss ME-8B (Octaver, Flanger)
Preamp: Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI)
Signal path: Bass→ME-8B→BDDI→PC
15/09/2013 in Chris Squire bass covers
Tagged Alan White, Billy Sherwood, Chris Squire, flanger, Fortune Seller, Jon Anderson, octaver, Open Your Eyes, Rickenbacker 4001CS, Steve Howe, YES
This is an old cover from 2001 where I added some non-bass parts played on the bass, to fill in for “Disillusion” and the guitar intro of Würm. The tremolo effect is a Boss TR-2 pedal, while the final fuzz was done with the multi-effects Boss ME-8B, along with it’s octave effect at the very end. The transcription is another kind contribution from Simon Gilman. Hope you enjoy it!
Download the transcription here.
10/07/2010 in Chris Squire bass covers
Tagged 4001, 4001CS, bass, bass cover, Bass Driver, bassline, boss, Chris Squire, DI, Disillusion, electric bass, Falcão, fuzz, Life Seeker, ME-8B, Miguel, Miguel Falcão, miguelbass, octave, octaver, Rickenbacker, Sansamp, Simon Gilman, Squire, Starship Trooper, The Yes Album, TR-2, Transcription, tremolo, Würm, YES