My first bass was made out of balsa wood and didn’t even have a brand. I bought it for spare pocket money and played the absolute hell out of it. I stored it in the Berzerker’s basement when I moved from Australia to England, and it was destroyed in a flood along with the piece‘of‘crap amp I played it through.
I started playing bass near the end of high school. I idolized all the evil metal bassist‘vocalists, people like Glen Benton from Deicide or Jan Chris de Koeijer from Gorefest... All the badass singers seemed to come with a bass attached to them. I was also teaching myself drums and guitar at the same time, so I was having a crack at everything.
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