I do not play five- or six-string bass, because my caveman brain cannot fathom it. I do not slap, because I can’t stand the sound of it! The secret of playing bass well is learning to really listen to the drummer. My first bass was a cheap right-handed Ibanez which I played upside down. Pretty terrible, but I got a lot of miles out of it. My favourite bass ever to date is my faded 1979 Rickenbacker 4001. My bass heroes are Cliff Burton, Peter Hook, Duff McKagan and Simon Gallup. The greatest bass player that ever lived is Geezer Butler. If I could get the bass tone of any song ever released, I would choose Metallica’s ‘(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth’ off Kill ’Em All.
Basses Oktober Custom Devilwing
Effects Boss ODB-3 Bass Overdrive
Amps Ampeg SVT Classic Head, Ampeg 8×10 Cabinets