And You And I

Here is the video I have made to celebrate the 72nd birthday of Chris Squire. It’s “And You and I” and I have tried to go through the various possible overdubs in the recording, while also adding some of the live features, such as the inclusion of bass pedals.

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”

Machine Messiah (HD Remaster)

Around six years ago I was experimenting with video effects and recorded this cover of Machine Messiah. Since then, YouTube’s audio and video compression capabilities improved a lot so I figured that this one could be sort of remastered both sonic and visually. As I had the green screen behind me, and although the lightingContinue reading “Machine Messiah (HD Remaster)”

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)”

The Solution

Time to re-discover another OYE song – The Solution was always one of my favourites for the beautiful vocal interplay between Jon and Billy nad the tricky odd-time meters. Chris’ bass does have a mighty tone here. I wonder which bass was used… the Tobias extended scale? The 6-stringed Carvin? My friend Américo Silva from Music-LightContinue reading “The Solution”

Universal Garden

  Universal Garden has been a sort of “forgotten” song for me, since I had so many other favourites on “Open Your Eyes”. When it came the time to rediscover this album, I thought I should give a chance to this song and hear carefully what was going on with the bass. When I finallyContinue reading “Universal Garden”

Fortune Seller – BASS AUDIO

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 alsoContinue reading “Fortune Seller – BASS AUDIO”