I was very surprised to find out that Mike Inez is only 3 years older than me.
I’ll now have to work very hard for the next three years to do everything that Mike did ;o)
Mike Inez was born in Los Angeles 14 May 1966.
Of course, like the most people become interested in playing bass when he was very young.
Great impact on him was his grandfather’s uncle, who played mandolin in the Philippines folk band
It is often the case that someone accidentally becomes a bass guitar player only because a local band is looking for bassist (Mike and I are share this experience)
Mike Inez started as a guitarist, but as I said…We do not choose our destiny – destiny chooses us… I believe that Mike does not mind me saying this
We all know that it is much easier to become a guitarist ;o)… Just kidding.
Mike of course still plays the guitar from time to time and in addition has a wealth of experience playing saxophone and keyboards.
In addition to music, he loves scuba diving.
When in the studio he usually uses one of his two Warwicks… In addition to these he uses Fender fretless and Stuart Spector Bass.
For acoustic gig Mike Inez uses Alvarez acoustic bass guitar joined with the chorus that is worth $ 10.
I believe that he is especially attached to that chorus.
Mike has been using Ampeg for a very long time and he will probably never change that.
It is very nice to hear that someone has found their sound and does not change it.
I am convinced that many bassists out there will comment that Ampeg is the old-fashioned, big, and heavy to carry and that the last couple of years there are so many good amps on the market bla bla bla and that Mike needs to change the amplifier.
Even I belong to David Eden clan, but I have to say hats off to you Mike.
Lastly, I want to say that I appreciate everything Mike Inez did and I want to thank him for this video and I wish him more projects, concerts, albums…
IN BASS I TRUST (I am convinced that Mike Inez would add to this ‘until I die’)
Written by Zeljko Zelle Glamocanin – video is provided by BassFrontiersMag