Meet Johannes Ossi, one of many bassists who started out first on guitar, before finding his love with the lower end of the spectrum. Johannes keeps busy with a post-grunge band, and thinks of bass in the way many would say is the mark of a true bassist. He’s the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of March 23, 2015.
I started out as a guitar player, in an Black Sabbath cover band. I found out a couple of months later that the bass was a better and more giving instrument.
Several metal, rock, and funk bands later (14 years have passed), and now I’m rocking a 6-string Ibanez in a grunge band in Denmark.
Love it, and have never looked back.
I’m a web/UX designer.
Bands & Gigs:
I found my band, and super sound with this.
- Ibanez BTB 6-String Prestige
- Marcus Miller JPN Jazz Bass
- Boss ME-50b
- Orange Tiny Terror 500 bass Combo
- Hartke 410
Why I play the bass:
To be able to have such a great impact on the music is soothing to me. I love the feeling to be the one that the others rely on… to be the one that holds the drums and guitars together.
My bass superpower/claim to fame
Steady as rock, and the most reliable!
John Myung, John Paul Jones, Geezer Butler.