Into The Storm

Entering the Christmas Season “Into The Storm”, one of the many highlights of the “Fly From Here” album, featuring Chris’ distinctive Mutron III sound. Schindleria Praematurus! Thank You Chris! Bass: Rickenbacker 4001 CS Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel) Effects: Amplitube 3 (Envelope Filter on bridge pickup) T-RackS (compressor on both pickups) Signal path:Continue reading “Into The Storm”

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”

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)”

Release, Release – BASS AUDIO

When I started to listen Yes from the 70’s, my friend lent me Tormato – he thought that it would be a nice mid term to start with… That was when I started to appreciate some Yessongs. I recorded the vinyl LP to a cassete… all of it? No… I didn’t care too much forContinue reading “Release, Release – BASS AUDIO”