Episode 4 of the “sort-of-tutorial” series on Chris Squire and the 8-string bass is a kind contribution of Eric Ranney, who designed and built the Ranney 8-string bass. Details of the bass’ construction and all the story from the instruments’ conception to its première in the hands of Chris Squire are presented in this video.
I would like to express my gratitude to Eric Ranney for sharing this piece of Yes history, which I’m sure will captivate your interest.
Very special thanks to Keane Arase at keanespics.com for the photographs from the Chicago show.
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.
23/02/2016 in sort-of-tutorial
Tagged 8-string, 90125, alternative tuning, bass, Changes, Chris Squire, Going For The One, Hearts, Hep Yadda, It Will Be a Good Day, Miguel Falcão, miguelbass, Open Your Eyes, Personent Hodie, Ranney, Roundabout, Sonus 8, Swiss Choir, The Ladder, To Be Alive, Universal Garden, Zon
PremierGuitar.com made a spectacular interview with Chris Squire, Chris’ technician Richard Davis and Steve Howe where they present all of they gear for the current Three-album tour.
Possibly the most complete guided tour to Chris’ and Steve’s instruments, effects and amps. A rare chance to see our heroes talking about the instruments that make history for nearly half a century.
03/05/2013 in News
Tagged bass pedals, Chris Squire, Fender Jazz Bass, Gibson Maestro, Guild, guitar, interview, Mouradian, Mutron, Ranney, Rickenbacker, Rickenbacker 4001CS, Steve Howe, Variax