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Chris Squire's Rickenbacker

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ric5, Aug 17, 2012.


  1. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Here's a video of Chris Squire's Rickenbacker before he refinished it. This is when he had it covered in contact paper. It was an old 4001s fireglo. Notice he made a binding like material around the edges.



    Also notice the headstock with the faux binding and string tree.
     
  2. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Nice find, thanks. I haven't seen many videos with Peter Banks - cool.
     
  3. chubbyohe

    chubbyohe

    May 17, 2009
    I really enjoyed that!
     
  4. Johnny DeVille

    Johnny DeVille

    Feb 18, 2012
    very cool link. Never saw vids of them so young. Who is on keys. Had trouble seeing if that was Wakeman and haven;t looke at that album cover in years as I don;t have it.
     
  5. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    Tony Banks, the original keyboardist. Peter Banks, no relation, was the original guitarist. Tony returned in different incarnations, Peter never did. Peter Banks went on to form Flash, a pretty cool band in its own right. The only time I ever saw Peter Banks live was in Flash.

    EDIT: Sorry, I had a brain freeze. Tony Kaye was the original Yes keyboardist. Tony Banks was on keys for Genesis.
     
  6. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Thanks for the link! good one.
     
  7. Tony Kaye was the original Yes keyboard player. Tony Banks plays keys for Genesis.
     
  8. Yeah that was tony kaye..and Bruford on drums
     
  9. jlepre

    jlepre

    Nov 12, 2007
    Parsippany, NJ
    Thank GOD Rick and Steve eventually joined the band. JMHO
     
  10. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Great video. Thanks for posting it.
     
  11. RSNG

    RSNG

    Sep 6, 2010
    Thanks, very cool. And, what a unique bass tone and playing style. It really comes through in this video.
     
  12. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    My bad. I knew that and got my brain wires crossed. Thanks!
     
  13. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Great link, and then I spent the next 90 min looking at Peter Banks vids, and the whole story of his post-yes life. facinating stuff, as I started my Yes journey with Fragile.
     

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