OBSCURA QALMA (for The Grinder)


The Grinder


1. Why Bass?
A: It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it.

2. Do you think it is unfair or just lack of knowledge bass gets so little credit?
A: No one notices bass until it’s not there. I’m fine with that.

3. What kind of bass do you use? Model, color, year. And why?
A: I have two left-handed Ltd basses, one black and one wood color. I love the sound of Ltd basses as much as I did love the sound of Ltd guitars. That’s heavy but sharp, full yet bright.


4. Tell us about your amplification.
A: I’ve been using a Gallien-Krueger 700 RB head and an Ampeg SVT 410-HE cabinet since day one. Love the combination.

5. With all of that being said do you feel tone is an important thing for bass?
A: Absolutely. I like a balanced sound, it can’t be too sharp neither only low frequencies. I always try to set it so that it can find its place in between guitars sound.

6. Do you prefer 5 strings over 4 string?
A: I switched to 5 one year and a half ago. Never looked back.

7. Who is your favorite bassist?
A: Ugh! Got loads. Andy Rourke, old Flea, Simon Gallup, Steve Harris, and so many more.

8. Who is your least favorite bassist?
A: Probably Joey DeMaio.

9. Why do you think women seem to be attracted to playing bass?


A: Are they?

10. What bassist dead or alive would you like a private lesson with?
A: Gallup would be a nice one.

11. Bonus question. Bobby Doll, Nikki Sixx, Les Claypool, Billy Sheehan - which is more ridiculous and why?
A: Can’t tell. But i like Nikki Sixx, more for the straightforward songwriting tho.



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