Harri use a few basses back then, his original bass was Rickenbacker 4001, but for Squeeze he mainly used his Kramer 450. He came from a punk sensibility, so he liked a bit of 'grit' on his sound. He may have used a pedal like a Big Muff or maybe even a tube Screamer to boost the signal. Strangely enough, for the time, he used his fingers rather than a pick...so the tone he gets is excellent.
I would guess the Kramer came as an endorsement, so he may have recorded with his Rickenbacker...but played the Kramer live, which is a great option to have in any ones book. Amp wise, i believe Ampeg SVTs were his head of choice through 8x10s,(10s were his speaker of choice i believe), but he did use Trace Elliot though endorsement deals, but again i could not say what he actually recorded with, if any at all, the same situation applies with his technique, maybe pick to record with, but fingers live.
As a producer he may have just went straight into the board and EQ'd the sound using studio parameters. So much is objective as what he used live may not be anything close to what he recorded with, but the musicality of his playing rather than any tone is what grabs me. Like Bruce Foxton, Graham Mabey, Bruce Thomas, JJ Burnel etc he had a great way with a bass part to make it flow throughout a song.
Last edited by Fergie Fulton : 10-28-2013 at 05:27 PM.