STEINAR of HONCHO
I Was born 22.of may in 67 (The summer of love..) in a small place called Voss in the western part of Norway. After a short career as a soccer-player in my youth, I picked up playing when I was about 14.
I have owned a lot of crap basses, not worth to mention, the basses I use now is a Wasburn XB 925, and a Fender Standard Jazz Bass®v . both are five-strings, I like to get really low.
The Washburn have Bartolini soapbars, VERY active, so I blew my amp so many times that I have to buy me a bass with passive pickups. I really like the old Jazzbasses, but I bought a new one, because I'm so used to playing five strings.
What kind of strings do you use, why? How long do you go before you change em?
I Don't really have any favorites, but I use the five-string sets made by Carvin.
Are you kidding me?!! We're not Metallica!! No, we're not that big yet…
What is the average time it takes you to write a song, from beginning to end?
It depends, sometime 10 minutes, sometime a couple of weeks…
I have been in several "not worth to mention" Punk/Hardcore/Metal bands you guaranteed not have heard about!!
Do you try to make your bass lines really tough for every song or do you
When I make bass lines I focus on groove and dynamic, that's the key to make great music.
Do you use a pick? If yes why? If no why?
I don't use a pick, just my fingers, I think it's make the music "warmer", when I use my fingers I feel more in contact with the instrument.
No, not really. I usually get a good meal, then relaxing. Then I try to memorize the songs before the show.
As a bass player people seem to think of you as a reliable guy. Worst…you don't often get the chance to make 10 minutes solos .(thankfully)
When your dialing in your amp how do you know when you've got the sound your looking for, do your band mates have any impute on that?
when your ears starts to hurt, its usually right…
Who's your favorite bass player and band?
My all time favorite bass players: John Entwistle- The Who Jean-Jacques Burnel - The Stranglers Stuart Marrow - New Model Army Scott Reeder - Kyuss/ Unida
What cd's are in your cd player right now?
Che-"sound of liberation", Monster Magnet-"God says No", QOTSA- "Rated-R", Captain Beyond-"st", Various Artists "Greatest Hits vol.1".
Last question, what does a bass player want for Christmas?
A Ampeg Sv 4 pro.