Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan talked about rediscovering his passion for bass in the past decade, saying on Talk Is Jericho:
“I play with my fingers a little bit now. I really got into bass.
“Eight to 10 years ago I started taking lessons, and I got re-inspired on the bass. I went to learn some theory and stuff – I learned some theory and I kinda threw it away.
“But I started playing with my fingers, expanding my knowledge. Before we play a show, I play for like two hours, which is something I didn’t do back then.
“But we played so much, we rehearsed so much that I didn’t have to go home and play. Home was actually the place we rehearsed. [Laughs]”
Focusing on the gear he’s using these days, Duff noted:
“The basses I play every night, they’re Fender Jazz specials, they all made them for one year. They were made in Japan, and I got one.
“It’s the Rotosound strings I used with it. The GK head I used with that. Seymour Duncan pickups. The pick… it’s the whole thing that creates this tone. And I use the same stuff.”