Maintaining a groove is crucial for a bass player—I should be able to dance to what I’m playing—and locking in with the drummer is essential. In a band, you need to be able to be tight and in step with the drummer. Being fancy is fun, but timing, technique, and grooving is most important to me.
My very first bass was a Fender Squier Jazz. I still have it and use it for performances where I need to change tuning many times during our sets. I have a lot of good memories of that bass. It’s made many trips to and from school for band practice. I’m very fond of it, it’s very special to me.
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