BassStreet.com interview with Scott Shriner - September 2002
Basses: An all-original (except for a refret job) 1960 Fender Precision. It has a Rosewood fretboard and the two-tone tobacco finish is almost all worn off. That bass sat on a stand at someone's beach house for years and the pickup poles are all rusted. I have never heard another bass that has as much natural warm tone as that one.
My second bass is a 1963 of the same originality, and I am its third owner. It’s Sunburst with a Rosewood fingerboard and a nice wide and straight neck. The ‘63 has more bite, and I usually use it with a pick for a more aggressive sound. Bass three, and the newest in the family, is a ‘68 P with a Jazz pickup added in. It’s unbelievable, and has a Rosewood neck and very worn finish. It’s lot brighter than the other two and I am getting used to this bass while finding its place in my style.
Bass heroes: John Paul Jones, John Entwistle, Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, and Stanley Clark.
Quintessential bass riff: “Led Zeppelin’s ‘Good Times, Bad Times‘ is a classic. That song has walking parts that feel amazing and rocks like few do.”