Reader Spotlight: Pete Szaszfai
Meet Pete Szaszfai, a bass player from Phoenix who got his musical start on clarinet before switching to bass. Like many of the readers in the spotlight here, Pete said: “Guitar and drums were already taken in the neighborhood band when I started, so I picked up the bass.”
Pete is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. (you could be next!). Here’s his story…
I started on clarinet in middle school and changed over to bass in high school. I played in several cover bands over the years and have been in Lost in Lies since 2011. My band has opened for God Forbid, Otep, Shadows Fall, and a couple of others I can’t remember (oops). Our CD release was in 2015.
Why I play the bass:
Guitar and drums were already taken in the neighborhood band when I started so I picked up the bass.
- Ampeg SVT-3 Pro
- Ampeg SVT-cl
- Ampeg SVT-410hlf
- Schroeder 8.15 cab
- Epiphone Pro IV
- Epiphone Vintage Pro
- Gibson Thunderbird.
- Mxr85 compressor
- Warwick Thumb bass
- Korg Pitchblack custom tuner
Too many too list, but growing up it was Geddy Lee, Steve Harris, and Cliff Burton. Mudvayne’s bassist Ryan Martinie is absolutely amazing.
My bass superpower/claim to fame:
Ha! No superpower, I just love playing bass.
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