Thursday, 6 March 2014

One Of Rock’s Best Bass Lines – Chris Squire Leads Yes On “Roundabout”

(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
In honor of Yes bassist Chris Squire, we’re taking a deeper look at his personal style of bass playing and one of his most famous bass lines – “Roundabout.”
The first single from their fourth studio album Fragile, “Roundabout” shot up to number 13 on the Billboard top 100 chart in 1972 and has been performed at every single Yes concert since.
Yes fans know that Squire has a bass style all his own that sets his sound apart. Bass players who want to recreate Chris’s sound can take the following advice and run with it. First, it’s equipment. Chris uses Rotosound Swing 66 strings (so do Geddy Lee and John Paul Jones, by the way) and his 1964 Rickenbacker bass that he’s had since 1965.
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