Chris Edwards (musician)

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Chris Edwards
Chris Edwards (Kasabian).jpg
Background information
Birth name Christopher David Edwards
Also known as Chris, Dibs
Born (1980-12-20) 20 December 1980 (age 33)
Origin Leicester, England
Genres Rock
Indie rock
Space rock
Neo-psychedelia
Electronica
Occupations Bassist
Instruments Bass guitar, guitar
Years active 1997–present
Associated acts Kasabian
Website www.kasabian.co.uk

Christopher "Dibs" David Edwards (born 20 December 1980,[1] Leicester) is an English musician, best known as the bassist for rock band Kasabian.

Biography[edit]

Edwards is the bass player for Kasabian, which he started with fellow band members Tom Meighan, Sergio Pizzorno and Christopher Karloff. His father was a Mathematics teacher at Sir Jonathan North Community College, Leicester.[2] His mother is a keen photographer and sometimes travels with the band and photographs them backstage and on stage too. He recently made an appearance in a Carlsberg advertisement.

Edwards is a fan of Leeds United Football Club.

Equipment[edit]

Chris uses a Fender Jazz bass to create his sound, but now favours Fender Jaguar basses, playing both a black and a white Jaguar in live performances. He has also used a Rickenbacker 4003 and a Hofner Violin bass into two Marshall bass Heads and Cabinets. Chris is a big fan of Fender Jazz Basses due to their thin necks. The bass was put through an Ampeg SVT Classic head most of the time, using a 4x12" cabinet as well as a 1x15" one. Before he could afford the Vox cabs, though, he was using a Hartke 4x10". As for pedals, an Electro-Harmonix Octave Multiplexer was used on 'Running Battle'. "It takes your bass down two octaves, so the amp just cries. You can use it so that the bass acts like a kick drum," says Chris. As well as Boss DS-1 He’s also got a BigMuff distortion that was used for the end of 'Test Transmission' and 'Cutt Off'.[3]

He uses many pedals to create his sound, such as:

  • BOSS TU-3 Chromatic Tuner
  • BOSS LS-2 Line Selector
  • BOSS DS-1 Distortion
  • Electro-Harmonix Octave Multiplexer
  • Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi
  • Electro-Harmonix Big Muff Pi w/tone wicker
  • Electro-Harmonix Bass Micro synth
  • Death By Audio Supersonic Fuzz Gun
  • Pigtronix Attack Sustain

Influences[edit]

Having taken bass up at the relatively late age of 18, Chris Edwards started off getting an education from the likes of The Verve and Oasis, later checking out the way Noel Redding held things together in legendary late ’60s outfit the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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