Juan Alderete video interview sessions part 1

This is the first in a two-part series of video interview sessions I taped with the great Juan Alderete of the mars volta and Vato Negro in Los Angeles, Feb. 3rd 2011.

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  • Sam

    I have watched this over and over.. i love everything about this video, and every sound that comes from juan’s bass.. he makes me want a fretless so bad, and of course more effects..

    Feb 6, 2011 at 1:26 am
  • Sam

    What was the tremolo Jaun was fond of?

    Feb 6, 2011 at 3:05 am
  • Janek Gwizdala

    One of them is the Boss TR2…. there will be more up close shots of all the pedals in part 2 of the interview……

    Feb 6, 2011 at 4:54 pm
  • Davis M Shubs

    Its funny how Juan went on to describe the mutiplay because I was asking about it on the pigtronix demo that he had on youtube. That is one bad ass pedal. I love watching shit like this, its not very often you get to see a video of all this candy! It’d be interesting to listen to him play through his acoustic 360 amp sometime. I just picked up a 320 for 750$ with the 306 cab, the combination is freightening with all that THD. I ran into Juan once before a new york show recently with omars group, they we’re really cooking shit up that night.

    -Cheers!

    Feb 6, 2011 at 10:39 pm
  • omgzorz

    Is he wearng gloves?

    Feb 7, 2011 at 7:22 am
  • FGarcia

    Great interview, Janek. Could you post it in color? it would be easier to recognize the pedals.

    Feb 13, 2011 at 5:42 am
  • Lorne R

    excellent interview with Juan, he’s got great insight into effects pedals, how to use them and what’s new. He’s not only a great player but he seams like a super nice guy as well. Thanks for the great interview. Cheers!

    Feb 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm