As a bassist, I am completely blown away by your playing, you give me inspiration to practice even harder and to improve! I have some questions that I hope that you can answer: 1. I wonder what made you pick up the bass the first place and why you wanted to play 6-string bass? (My reason was Dream Theater of course ) 2. Do you have any musical background (Like music college) or are you primarily a self-taught player? 3. You have a MTD bass, what made you choose this bass? Is it the playability? Or is it the tone? 4. Do you have any practice tips for bassists who wants to take their playing to the next level? Would appreciate any response. Keep working hard on the new album and stay heavy! Regards from Sweden.