Actor and noted metal fan Jason Momoa has made his love of bass very well known. From jamming on some Red Hot Chili Peppers to taking bass lessons from Primus' Les Claypool, the man just loves the low end. So how did he fall in love with the bass? According to Momoa, it all started when he learned "Sober" by Tool as a gift to his assistant.
“We were on the set of ‘Aquaman‘. I always have instruments on the set, so my son was playing drums and my daughter was playing guitar. It was my assistant’s birthday, and she really loves Tool, so I borrowed a bass from my buddy and we all played ‘Sober‘ for her. Right then, my passion for bass really exploded. The moment I put it on, I could just feel the connection – and it was all over.”
“I always knew I wanted to play bass. After that I wanted to play standup, so I bought one and now it’s a passion for me, with how it makes me feel and how it sounds. I studied and studied and studied bass, and I was like ‘My God, I wish I would have done this when I was young.’ I wish that I had that opportunity –but I’m making up for lost time.”
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