Korn's Fieldy: "I want it to be an almost percussion-sounding instrument rather than a bass"

Reggie ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu interview: "We've never struggled to have enough low-end"
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"Man, we’ve made so many albums I can’t keep up any more. This October was 25 years since the first album came out. Back then, you think you’re unstoppable!" These are the words of Reggie ‘Fieldy’ Arvizu, bassist with Korn, arguably the first nu-metal band – if that term means anything anymore.

The quintet from Bakersfield, California, who are now accurately regarded as pioneers in their field after a quarter of a century and over 40 million album sales, have just released The Nothing, their thirteenth studio album since their debut record appeared in 1994. 

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Joel McIver

Joel McIver was the Editor of Bass Player magazine from 2018 to 2022, having spent six years before that editing Bass Guitar magazine. A journalist with 25 years' experience in the music field, he's also the author of 35 books, a couple of bestsellers among them. He regularly appears on podcasts, radio and TV.