My interview with Screech (He plays bass)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by SuperDuck, Sep 18, 2001.

  1. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Ok, so it's not really an interview, but I got a chance to talk to Dustin Diamond, who played Screech from Saved By the Bell for ten years. Apparantly he's in the process of starting up a standup career, and he's starting with the college campuses, (starting with mine :D ) So, being our school's sound and light guy, I got to do sound and light for him and talk to him for a little bit. Apparantly he plays bass for a band whose name I very shamefully can't remember. I got to listen to their unreleased cd for a while, and it's not half bad. It's kind of off-the-wall music, but pretty fun to listen to. Kind of Mr. Bungle. So, anyway, here's a quick paraphrase of what we talked about. (I thought of all my TalkBass buddies, and decided to Talk Bass with him... ar ar ar...)

    Me: So, what kind of bass do you play?
    Dustin: Well, I have about :)rolleyes: ) nine basses, fretless, fretted, five and six... I even have a twelve string.
    Me: What's your main bass?
    Dustin: Mostly I use a MusicMan 5.

    That's about it. I hope this was entertaining as well as educational.
  2. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    The amazing thing about this guy is that after so many years, he still looks exactly the same.
  3. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    EXCEPT!!! He grew a goatee. :D
  4. About 4yrs ago screech's band opend up for us.They wre all dressed in Batman costumes & basicly made up the songs as they were going along they were probably the funniest bands I have ever seen live.Dustin was a cool guy & not a bad bass player if memory serves
  5. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker Supporting Member

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    In the last issue of Spin, there was a blurb about Dustin's band. I just checked it, and there wasn't really a name mentioned for the band. It could be "Salty the Pocketknife," but that could just be Dustin's new nickname (although Screech is probably more memorable...and sane).
  6. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    Man I hated that show so much.

    Does anyone know his bands name for sure so I could check them out?
  7. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Ditto. Is he just as annoying in person?
  8. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I hear he's a cool guy in real life...but he played Screech so well, that he's now having toruble getting acting gigs because people think that he IS about good acting backfiring...
  9. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    Never let it be said that Talkbass doesn't get the biggest names. :D