An Interview with Bassist Anna Sentina…
Ciao Anna, how did you get started playing bass?
Ciao Alberto! I got into playing the bass when I was about 15 at School of Rock. I started School of Rock when I was 12, after taking several years of classical piano lessons at a music school. When I started SOR, I started with guitar, and kept playing piano/keyboards, and since one of the principles of School of Rock is to make the student as well rounded of a musician as possible, bass was next on my instruments to learn.
Who are some of your major influences?
For bass: Les Claypool, Flea, Geddy Lee, Cliff Burton, Tim Commerford, Christopher Wolstenholme, Victor Wooten.
For guitar: James Hetfield, Jimi Hendrix, John Petrucci, Jimi Page.
Which are your current bands?
I am currently working with other YouTubers on a collaboration project – Emil & Dariel (America’s Got Talent) and Casey Cooper (COOP3RDRUMM3R).
I am also working on a project with Kevin Martin from Candlebox, being produced by Matt Hutchinson.
Are you planning to make a solo album?
Eventually, yes. As of now, I am enjoying being busy writing/collaborating with some amazing musicians.
How do you manage the incredible fan base you gained in these years?
I really enjoy talking with everyone, especially in-person at events such as NAMM and Bass Player Live. It makes me happy being able to socialize in real life, but also online since we’re all over the world. Sometimes it’s very difficult to respond to everyone, especially on Facebook and Instagram, so I urge everyone to tweet me on Twitter. There, I can respond to everyone. It is much easier to see all the comments/questions as opposed to other social platforms.
What gear are you currently using?
- Roland Cube 10GX (Guitar & Bass)
- Roland Microcube GX (Guitar)
- Roland Workstation FA-08 (Keyboards/ producing)
- Roland KR-5 (Piano)
- BOSS BB-1X (Bass Driver)
- BOSS ODB-3 (Bass Distortion)
- BOSS RC-3 (Loop)
- BOSS GEB-7 (Bass Equalizer)
From Kiesel Carvin Guitars:
- Vanquish V59K
- Vanquish V49K
From DR Strings:
- Pure Blues
- NEON Multi-color
- Fat Beams
- Fretwrap for 4 and 5 string basses
- SoloStrap Neo
Any suggestions for our BMM readers?
Be yourself and do what makes you happy.
Thanks for this interview, you rock!
Thank you for having me! Bass Musician Magazine is awesome!