Chris Cross (Ultravox)

As the anchor for synth-punk/pop pioneers Ultravox, bassist Chris Cross, who also doubled on keys and synth-bass, plied mostly root notes as not to clash with the layers of countermelodies which defined the band in all their remarkable incarnations – that is, with John Foxx, and later, Midge Ure.


A singer, and composer Cross’ weapons of choice included fretless Fender P, Steinberger, Ibanez, Gibson EB-3, and Rickenbacker – often colored with various tonal effects.   


Chris Cross  workin’ the pocket with his Steinberger XL “Heart of the Country”