The Real World: John Massaglia

Home base Pekin, Illinois
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Home base Pekin, Illinois
Occupation Bassist
Gigs The Unhandsome Devils (cover band), Brent Stortzum & the Valentines (original Americana), Thomas (pop/country originals), the Megasonics (classic rock covers and originals)
Basses Spector Legend 5, Spector Rebop 5, Spector NS-2A
Rigs Ampeg SVT 4PRO head, Ampeg 410HLF 4x10, Ampeg 810SE 8x10, Ampeg 115SE 1x15
Strings, etc. Ernie Ball Slinkys, Boss tuner
Heroes & inspirations Geddy Lee, Eddie Jackson, John Patitucci, John Myung

How did you come to play bass?

No one else wanted to play bass in the neighborhood, so I volunteered. I’ve been doing it ever since.

What’s a lesson you’ve learned along the way?

You can never stop learning.

What are your musical goals?

To record more, and to play in places I’ve never played before.