I play my six-string bass connected to a MIDI system for synthesised sounds and use a four-string for the classic lines. The slap technique for me is vital, and sonically represents one of the most beautiful techniques you can touch with this instrument, which is why I use it. As I understand it, playing the instrument well involves two key elements, technique and feeling – the heart that one puts into every song to compose it, watch it grow and mature and see it flourish. My bass heroes are Steve Harris, Billy Sheehan, Randy Coven, Marcus Miller, Jaco, Michael Manring and, above all, Stu Hamm.
Basses Fender Jazz, Ibanez Ghio connected to Roland GR55 synth, Ibanez GRS
Effects Boss, Pod XT