The secret to playing bass well for me is listening to what everyone in the band is playing, finding your space and locking in with the drums and groove. My first bass was an old Fender Precision with action so bad that the strings were about two feet from the neck. My favourite bass is my 1997 Warwick Streamer Stage 1.
My bass heroes are Billy Sheehan, Jaco, Victor Wooten, John Deacon and Flea. The greatest bass player that ever lived was Jaco, he just had it all: technique, tone, writing and a little bit of attitude. If I could get the bass tone of any album ever released, I would choose Flea’s tone on Blood Sugar Sex Magik. Our debut album Two Lives, featuring Chuck Rainey and Divinity Roxx, will be released in March 2013 with a tour to follow. My own prog band Hedfuzzy will be recording our debut album during the first half of 2013 for an autumn release.
Basses Warwick Streamers
Effects Line 6 Bass Pod XT
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Amps Ampeg SVT 3, Warwick WCA410