Starting out as a guitar player I never realized the magic, depth and power of the low end. I was asked by chance to just come out and give the bass a try for my buddy’s band. Well I found my home and a new awareness of where my strengths lie. The bass is the bomb and a blast playing live.
Do you think it is unfair or just lack of knowledge bass gets so little credit?
I think it's just lack of knowledge. Playing bass has opened up a whole new world and all my old albums sound fresh listening to them through bass ears.
What kind of bass do you use? Model, color, year, And why
I have a Glen Burton Machine Gun bass, a neon green Ibanez. (These two-look great for live shows.) I primarily have always played Jackson Instruments. I have a black Chris Beattle signature series, but my favorite bass was a pawnshop fine covered in dust and it's a burgundy Jackson PS-5. Sounds amazing (year unknown.)
Tell us about your amplification
I started with a pawnshop Gallien Krueger 700RB-2 head a Peavey cab. I am waiting on a new GK fusion 550 Hybrid head and I just received my two NEO 412 cabinets. I can't wait to hear the new setup.
With all of that being said do you feel tone is an important thing for bass?
Oh absolutely. It can define the sound of a band and different styles of music.
Do you prefer 5 strings over 4 string?
I only own 4 string basses but would totally dig a 5 string. It would bring in more opportunities so yeah it would be cool.
Who is your favorite bassist?
Geezer Butler is a beast. He is true bass player, Awesome..!
Who is your least favorite bassist?
I wouldn’t say I have a least favorite, who am I to judge...!
Why do you think women seem to be attracted to playing bass?
Definitely the groove and rhythm.
What bassist dead or alive would you like a private lesson with?
I was a early KISS and early Motley Crue kid and think a sit down with Nikki Sixx would be awesome. I love BIG SHOWS and Theatrics, fire, lights, etc..,.! He is a great live performer.
Bonus question: Bobby Doll , Nikki Sixx , Les Claypool , Billy Sheehan which is more ridiculous and why
Les Claypool is more ridiculous because not only is a ridiculously great player but he has his own style and comedy fun with his performances.