My new Ranney 8-string

This year started with great news. I have received a Ranney 8-string bass from Eric Ranney himself. The following videos contain the story behind this big surprise, as well as some demonstration of the bass and a thorough analysis of my bass, compared with Chris Squire’s original Ranney!

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Chris Squire and the 8-string bass – Part 4

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.Continue reading “Chris Squire and the 8-string bass – Part 4”

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.

Rig Rundown – Yes’ Chris Squire & Steve Howe

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 historyContinue reading “Rig Rundown – Yes’ Chris Squire & Steve Howe”