Reader Spotlight: Pete Szaszfai

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.


Phoenix, AZ

Years experience:

32 years

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

My Influences:

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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