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New Doug Pinnick Interview

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Fretless12ver, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. A new interview with master King's X and Poundhound bassist Doug Pinnick has just been published at www.12stringbass.net

    Doug talks about his Yamaha 12-string bass, his gear, and lots more. Check it out! :)

  2. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    WHERE'S THE "KING'S X" LIVE ALBUM, DAMMIT!?!?!?!:mad: :spit:
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Cool interview!

    Just the right reading material while I listen to their new album Black Like Sunday.
  4. JMX - "Cool interview!"

    Yeah, Doug was really cool to work with, plus the guy who put it all together, Philip Snyder, did a great job too. No word yet on a live album though...

    One thing about Doug, he and the other guys from King's X have always been really accessible to the fans. They're always available for photos and a quick chat after the gig. I think that's a quality that all of the truly great ones share. :cool:
  5. Man, he looks sick in that pic.
  6. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    I thought so too. Doug is very thin, but I think that pic has been streched vertically a little bit. The bass, because it's hanging horizontal, looks a little stubby. Also a Macro lens on the camera could give it that effect.
  7. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    awesome guy, awesome bassist, but man, he could stand to gain about 75 pounds.
  8. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Good interview, good player, but it looks like he needs to put the crack pipe down.
  9. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    So is Doug gay??? After seeing the "I F***** Your Boyfriend" stickers on his Yamaha bass. Maybe was just being weird as a joke.
  10. Yes, he is. He came out of the closet a few years ago. If you check out the lyrics to his songs on Ear Candy and Tape Head, you can see that he struggled with this for a very long time.
  11. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Wow. I never heard that (I missed the sticker too).:eek:
  12. Von Dutch

    Von Dutch

    Jul 4, 2003
    Charlotte, NC
    Hi all.

    I'm Philip and I did the interview with Doug and took that picture. Thanks for the complements!

    That photo was taken in Charlotte, NC on the "Bulbous" tour...and no, it wasn't altered in any way. No special lenses, no stretching, nothing. Doug is very thin.....the angle I was at may have had an effect on the way it came out, but nothing was done intentionally. BTW, Doug doesn't smoke crack.

    Stay tuned to 12stringbass.net for some really cool new interviews coming up. Lots of exciting stuff in the works!

  13. Another thing to consider is that Doug is in his 50's now. He's no spring chicken.;)
  14. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Except most people gain weight as they get older.
  15. BassistJ


    Mar 20, 2001
    Hemet, CA USA

    Dude, someone give that man a Twinkie!

    On a more seriouse note I think he's a cool guy. Hell of a player, not afraid to go for an unconventional sound and approach. Also not afraid to stand up for his beliefs and his sexuality. And at 50-so years of age he still looks like he could kick my ***!
  16. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    I believe ya, but I can't help thinking that this is a little closer to reality:
    Plus the bass doesn't look so stubby anymore.:p

    Still very thin though.
  17. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Great player, great singer. Doug is one of my favorites.
  18. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    ..that doctored photo makes him look like ET!!!!

    Still, Doug is certainly one of the nicest, most interesting and engaging people I've ever interviewed. A true legend of the instrument, and a great singer too...

  19. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    :D :D

    That's kinda' what I was going for.;)
  20. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Dogman too! I think there are a couple of songs or some lyrics on there that could definitely be interpreted as his struggle with that. I can't remember which off the top of my head but I remember listening to it in light of his revelation and thinking "Man...he was really voicing that struggle for a long time!"

    How is Black Like Sunday? I never even listened to Tape Head to be honest. Dogman is my favorite...I love the dark, chunky grooves on that one.

    brad cook