Squire's other basses

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pete's quote: What an eternal pity it is that nobody saw fit to film any of the TFTO tour gigs.

especially when they performed all four sides at madison square gardens ! i first saw yes in '78 in providence, and my butt was getting numb sitting thru all the long songs. think of what my butt would have felt like thru "tales" ! chris also used to play a rick 360 mapleglo. i think the films of "queen's park" show him playing it. i did find a clip of "seen all good people" with with chris playing a rick acoustic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f5BTOaGoJ8

and chris eight stringin' on roundabout ! (bad audio)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqVXG9p3zJw
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More thread drift: any word on Vince Gallo's book?
(Just wondering since it's been a few years since the last post on this thread)
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I'm not sure if these have been posted here before but great pics anyway:
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I do remember that pic of the Guild, Dano and Ampeg Baby Bass. Forget he had that.
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seabass wrote:More thread drift: any word on Vince Gallo's book?
(Just wondering since it's been a few years since the last post on this thread)

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Here's a bunch of Squire bass/equipment lists transcribed (not always accurately) from tour programmes in the 1970s, viewable on Forgotten Yesterdays.
http://forgotten-yesterdays.com/tourbooks.asp

(unfortunately programmes there from 1978-1980 tours, or pre-Close to the Edge, did not have gear lists)


Close to the Edge tour Spring 1973
(bass guitar): His guitars include Guild 12-string FY 12
blind, Guild fretless bass, Fender Telecaster
bass, seven-year-old two pick-up Rickenbaker,
DC172 Special Rickenbacker, Danelectro 4 and
6 string basses, Earhwood acoustic bass. He
Rotosound roundwound strings. He has a Cry
Baby wah-wah, Gibson and Marshall fuzz-boxes
and a set of Hammond organ pedals which go
through a sparate Fender Dial Showman
amplifier with heavy-duty JBL speakers. His
guitar amplifier is a Sunn Collseum lead with
two Sunn 6 x 12 cabinets.


Topographic 1973-4 tours
Equipment:
Rickenbacker Bass
Fender Telecaster Bass
Fender Jazz Bass
Jumbo Acoustic Bass
2 Sunn 6 X 12" speakers
1 Sunn Amp.
1 Marshall Amp.
Custom built Pedal & effects board


Relayer 1974-1975 tours:
Instruments: Rickenbacker: 2x4 string, 6
string, 12 string, 8 string.
Fender: Telecaster 4 string; Jazz
4 string; Stratocaster 6 string.
Gibson: Thunderbird; Ripper 4
string; Double-neck 4 string & 6
string; EBI violin bass 4 string;
Melody Maker 6 string. 'Guild
Fretless 4 string; 12 string
acoustic. Danalectro Longhorn 6
string, Ampeg 4 string stand up
electric, Earthwood 4 string
acoustic, Hohner Clavinet C,
Kentucky Mountain Dulcimer.



1977 Going for the One American tour
BASSES: Rickenbacker 4-string, 8-string, fretless; Gibson Les
Paul Studio, Thunderbird; Fender Jazz, Telecaster; Guide
fretless; Earthwood acoustic

AMPLIFICATION: Marshall 100 watt bass amp; 2 Sunn 6x12
cabinets

EFFECT AND MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT: Custom-built pedal board
(including Moog Taurus bass pedals, Du-tron Bass Pedals); TMI
Frequalizer; custom-built effect unit
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Here is a shot of the MPC (modules) circa '80 for those of us who also saw the Drama tour. Note the Mutron and Brassmaster on the rack. The Marshall, Conn ST-11 tuner, etc.
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Cool!
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I’ve got the original fish out of water bass that was commissioned for the Harrods hard rock exhibition, the parts where donated by mr hall- painted by Paul kerslake and rebuilt by Dan Macpherson guitars, Chris squire told them how he wanted the guitar to be and then commissioned another 4 to be built for himself-so there was only 5 of these guitars made, mines currently up for sale, I’m currently accepting offers- if anybody’s interested you can contact me at belfastbackline@ gmail.com
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A bit of thread necromancy here (and a bit of forumite necromancy, too: hello! - it's been a long time), but over on Twitter I see Geoffrey Mason posted some Yes pics taken in 1969. Chris is playing a blue Rickenbacker that looks like the RM dot neck but on a regular 4001 body...but it's painted differently too. I never saw this bass before. Was it the RM1999 we know and love, in yet another transitional phase, post-flower power, post-silver paper and rubber edge, and (obviously) pre-cream? Perhaps the white binding is actually just paint?

https://twitter.com/gmasonFL/status/1482900892105981953

Big image version: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FJRSHUYXMAIiZMb?format=jpg
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Yes - it's Chris RM1999 by the second time he decorated it with metallic wallpaper and the binding is also made up. The last version before the definitive cream lacquer look. This is also visible on their appearance in 1969 TV show in Belgium, often available on YouTube!
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Thanks, Miguel! I only just noticed that Chris's sleeve is reflected in the mirror finish. :roll: :)
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