Sunday, December 1, 2019
THE DEEP END SERIES ; UNKNOWN
Answer: I didn't start with bass. In the beginning I was the vocalist of a different incarnation of UNKNOWN. When I joined back up with these guys after a break and a hiatus, they needed a bass player. So I did my best to fill in the gap.
2.Do you think it is unfair or just lack of knowledge bass gets so little credit?
Answer: It depends. I guess it's lack of knowledge in most cases. I essentially play rhythm guitar on bass in this band and it ain't easy keeping up with a guitarist like Kevin Walker. A lot of bassists do more with 4 strings than some guitarists do with 6 or 7 strings.
3.What kind of bass do you use? Model , color , year , And why
Answer: I play on a Schecter Stiletto Extreme Diamond Series (cherry red). I used to play on an ESP but after trying the Schecter it just felt better and sounds more like what I was going for as far as tone goes.
4.Tell us about your amplification
Answer: My rig consists of a TC Electronic RH450 head, a Mark Bass 104HF 800 watt 4x10 cabinet and a Galien Krueger 115RBH 400 watt 15 inch cabinet.
5. With all of that being said do you feel tone is an important thing for bass?
Answer: Tone is extremely important especially only having one guitarist. I'm constantly looking for better tone. Especially live when we get to the solo on a song. I'm filling in the gap of not having a rhythm guitarist on top of my responsibilities on the low end of the song.
6.Do you prefer 5 strings over 4 string?
Answer: Right now I use 4 strings. I'm not going to add an extra string unless I plan to use all 5. I use all 4 and it works for now. But maybe one day I'll use 5.
7.Who is your favorite bassist?
Answer: A tie between Rex Brown and John Campbell. Rex because of his sound and John because I play in a similar manner.
8. Who is your least favorite bassist?
Answer: Don't have one. Maybe anyone who plays bass for Justin Bieber.
9.Why do you think women seem to be attracted to playing bass?
10. What bassist dead or alive would you like a private lesson with?
Answer: Dead: Cliff Burton
Alive: Rex Brown or Les Claypool
11. Bonus question
Bobby Doll , Nikki Sixx , Les Claypool , Billy Sheehan which is more ridiculous and why
Answer: Nikki Sixx is ridiculous in a bad way. I don't get it. I love the dude and his story but not a fan of the music. He made the soundtrack for a lot of strip clubs I guess.
Les Claypool in a good way. His playing is just different and interesting. I've always been fascinated with his style. Love the oddball stuff.