I'm always interested in mixing technology and music. You know, maybe I'll have a MIDI bass pickup at some point, I don't really think that's the direction I would want to go.
I came from an era when we didn't use electronic instruments. The bass wasn't even amplified. The sound was the sound you got.
I could tell it was a popular move as a writer to walk down the bass lines while you were writing a song.
Bill Withers and Curtis Mayfield, those are the people who informed me in playing the bass.
In all the music that deals with experimental repetition, drum and bass, dub, various kinds of house music, there's always been a quality of atmosphere and ambience.
So by the time I taught myself the bass guitar at the age of 14, my hands were already pretty nimble.
I'm starting to play all the melodies with kind of keyboard sound but playing it from the bass guitar.
I never picked a bass up before Sabbath started
It's really hard for me to sing and play bass.
I just think that playing bass, like punk rock bass with a pick, wasn't meant to be done for 25 years.
Sometimes when an idea flashes, you distrust it because it seems too easy. You qualify it with all kinds of evasive phrases because you’re timid about it. But often, this turns out to be the best idea of all.
I ended up gettin a little Gibson amp and a bass, because of Gene Simmons of Kiss. Myself and three other kids would pretend to be Kiss - I liked Gene the best.
I got heavily into the drum-and-bass scene, which is really wicked.
On Ain't No Telling I came up with the bass solo.
I really pay attention to the bass in the music I listen to, and that's what I tend to write toward.
When I started to pick up the bass, it was purely by random chance.
I realized pretty soon that I have to do more than just play bass in the background way. So, I developed a kind of playing which only a handful of musicians accepted.
It wasn't until after private lessons and learning bass lines that I even noticed bass in the music I was listening to at that age. My ears were blown wide open.
No, but a cello is the perfect string bass for an accordion. Works with it beautifully.
I listened to many different types of instruments and music, and have always tried to look at the bass as an instrument as opposed to only a bass.
I like to practice on the bass, but I don't do it as often as I should.
I'm a bass player from way back and Paul is a guitar player and we've been in many bands.
There are a lot of people who can do it on the guitar and sing at the same time, but I think what is harder is bass players that can play the bass and sing.
I play guitar, piano, bass and percussion.
I'm not going to do the Ben Harper house record or the Ben Harper drum 'n' bass record.
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