I personally think that bass is more rare choice of instrument on metal-music than the obvious electric guitar. In that sort of way it attracted me.
2.Do you think it is unfair or just lack of knowledge bass gets so little credit?
Yes, it’s a bit shame that bass doesn’t get the appreciation it really deserves. Bass is really essential part of the bands sound, without it there is something profound missing.
3.What kind of bass do you use? Model , color , year , And why
I play the Jackson David Ellefson signature concert bass CBX IV. Black color. It has nice metal-bass sound and bottom end.
4.Tell us about your amplification
I have Eden Nemesis bass amp. I have been using it for years now.
5. With all of that being said do you feel tone is an important thing for bass?
Yeah, bass tone is really important in that sort of way that it forms The backbone of good metal-band. I personally like bass tone to be distinctive so it stands out from bands overall sound.
6.Do you prefer 5 strings over 4 string?
Personally I think 4 strings is enough, because you can down tune your bass. As a bassist you need more the low-ends than high-ends. Maybe someday I will get 5-stringer also for my choice of weaponry.
7.Who is your favorite bassist?
Steve Harris from Iron Maiden is definitely my all-time favorite and idol.
8. Who is your least favorite bassist?
I don’t really like Flea (Red hot chili peppers). That funk-bass thing isn’t just my cup of tea musically.
9.Why do you think women seem to be attracted to playing bass?
Well, are they? (laugh 😃). I welcome them to play bass. You can get on with bass little bit quicker than trying the guitar. Just to remember keep your nails trimmed down ladies 😃
10. What bassist dead or alive would you like a private lesson with?
I would like to have lesson with Steve Harris and especially on how he can play that galloping bass in so high tempo fingerstyle.
11. Bonus question
Bobby Doll , Nikki Sixx , Les Claypool , Billy Sheehan which is more ridiculous and why
Les Claypool, I don’t understand his thing musically. I would pick Nikki Sixx from these options, a real badass rock-bassist 🤘