Fender should issue a Chris Squire Signature model

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  1. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I disclose nothing
    Fender should issue a Chris Squire Signature model … like the one he used to own

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  2. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    He was better known for his Jazz Bass, though. I even saw him use it when I saw Yes in 2013. :)

    Besides, the Tele Bass is tainted with Vincent Gallo's DNA (not his real name, BTW), who'd want to have anything to do with that? :laugh:
     
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  3. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I disclose nothing
    This bass got separated from Chris Squire in the early 70s as part of a divorce settlement … but imagine if you will if Chris never got a Rickenbacker 4001 and he played that bass as his main bass … it does sound similar to his Rick bass tracks
     
  4. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I disclose nothing
    look at this video here … about 15:40 he is playing the Fender … also before that he is playing his 60s Rickenbacker with the contact paper stuck all over it

     
  5. Vinnie Boombatz

    Vinnie Boombatz Inactive

    May 26, 2010
    A Squier Squire!
     
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  6. I'd buy it.
     
  7. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    In my head, I'll always see Squire playing a Rickenbacker.
    YMMV, etc.
     
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  8. If I remember correctly, this is the bass he used on Lucky Seven from Fish Out of Water.


    Crazy tone.
     
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  9. sloppy_phil

    sloppy_phil

    Aug 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Not actually named Phil
    Yeah, he's definitely indelibly attached to his 4001, but I've seen Yes live twice, and on both occasions he rocked both a Jazz and P at points during the show. As well as the triple neck!!!
     
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  10. That was kind of a cool thing about YES shows if you were tuned into which bass he recorded songs with. You could look at the stage and kinda guess the set list from what basses were there. No triple neck? No Awaken!


    Tho it wasn't an exact science , as I've seen him play Owner on the Ric, the Electra, and the Mouradian.
     
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  11. micguy

    micguy

    May 17, 2011
    I still think of him as a 4001 guy. And who would sign his signature basses?
     
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  12. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
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  13. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    That was his Lakland Bob Glaub with Joe Osborn neck.
     
  14. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Dang, that was one ferocious sounding bass, at least when the late Mr. Squire played it!
     
  15. GTHintz

    GTHintz

    Jan 9, 2018
    California
    If fender Squier will make a stupid Mike dirnt p bass then there is no reason why they shouldn't have a Chris Squire signature bass. They have so many artist line basses already why not one for a man who inspired a whole new way to play the instrument?
     
  16. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I disclose nothing
    Here's Chris playing his Sig model

     
  17. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    I've always loved his distorted tone in that.
     
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  18. Philibuster

    Philibuster Supporting Member

    Jimmy Page, famously associated with Les Pauls, has a signature Telecaster that will be revealed shortly. If he can get a signature Fender as a storied Gibson player, Squire can get a sig Fender as a storied Ric player.
     
  19. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Similarly, many would have a difficult time guessing that this signature g*itar from the Gibson Custom Shop was a tribute to Robbie Krieger, who played SGs onstage with The Doors (but used a mid-fifties Les Paul for slide and studio overdubs).


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  20. Son of Wobble

    Son of Wobble

    Mar 8, 2010
    Boss, what's going on with the controls on this bass?
     
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