Why not bass? Actually it just comes natural to me. I play guitar and drums but there is just
something about bass and the low end that is just a part of me.
2.Do you think it is unfair or just lack of knowledge bass gets so little credit?
I think most bass players aren’t worried about credit. To be honest though it’s a lack of
knowledge. One point that I didn’t even realize for a while that bass players are the main
songwriters for a lot of bands. Another thing people don’t understand, even some musicians, is
a bass players job in a band is to tell the drummer what the guitar players are doing and help
guitar players understand what a drummer is doing.
3.What kind of bass do you use? Model , color , year , And why
Correction, basses. 1977 fretless Fender P-bass natural, this bass has become a part of me.
1997 5 string fretless Warwick Corvette Standard natural, tone. Two 2000’s? Spector Rex-5
one fretted & one fretless transparent black, they are beasts. 2014? Fenandes Tremor 5 Deluxe
custom fretless flat black metallic, it’s fun and great live. Year? BSX Allegro 5 string burgundy,
killer tone and a challenge but fun to play.
4.Tell us about your amplification
My rig is an Alembic F1-X preamp, Crown power amp & 2 x 10” 1 x 18” cabinet.
- With all of that being said do you feel tone is an important thing for bass?
I believe tone is the most important part, it must compliment the song and other instruments.
6.Do you prefer 5 strings over 4 string?
I prefer 5 strings for the extra flexibility and extra low tone.
7.Who is your favorite bassist?
I could never pick one. Here’s a brief list: Mike Dean of C.O.C, Cliff Burton, Billy Sheehan,
Steve Harris & Robert Trujillo.
- Who is your least favorite bassist?
9.Why do you think women seem to be attracted to playing bass?
Because they are intelligent.
- What bassist dead or alive would you like a private lesson with?
- Bonus question
Bobby Doll , Nikki Sixx , Les Claypool , Billy Sheehan which is more ridiculous and why
That’s a tough one. Billy Sheehan’s playing is unreal, his speed and technique is perfection
however Les Claypool’s approach is completely unique with an amazingly effortless ability