Doug's infectious and lively personality filled the room. He certainly made us feel very welcome.
Doug Wimbish has played bass for Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, George Clinton, Madonna, Joe Satriani and a host of others. Why, he's even been subjected to our very own Bassment Trial By Interview! Dan Veall meets one of the nicest - and busiest - guys in the bass business.
It's been a while since we featured an interview in The Bassment, but who better to get us going again than the awesomely talented Doug Wimbish? We met up in London recently, thanks to the UK distributor for Spector basses (Doug's weapons of choice these days), Barnes & Mullins.
Doug's infectious and lively personality filled the room. He certainly made us feel very welcome. The team and I perked up greatly after our long trips to Doug's hotel. Setting up for an interview usually takes a little time and whilst our brilliant camera team, Rich and Mike, were working on angles, I was treated to Doug blasting out some killer grooves on my very own custom Shuker six string bass. I'm very pleased to say that he loved it!
At the start of the session I had a chat with Doug about the format of the interview and suggested to him that maybe he could play us in as an introduction piece and then I'd lead in to asking about his career. He agreed and I relaxed, ready to watch Doug's bass playing. But no, Doug had a different idea! He turned to me and said, Cool! You start!