John Moyer

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John Moyer
John Moyer 2005-12-08.jpg
Background information
Birth name John Robert Moyer
Born (1973-11-30) November 30, 1973 (age 40)
Genres Alternative metal, heavy metal
Occupations Bassist
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1990–present
Labels Reprise
Associated acts Disturbed, Union Underground, Dev Electric, Adrenaline Mob, Queensrÿche
Website www.disturbed1.com
Notable instruments
Music Man Stingray
B.C. Rich Havoc

John Moyer (born November 30, 1973) is an American musician mainly known as the current bassist and back-up vocalist for the heavy metal band Disturbed. Taking over in 2004 after Steve "Fuzz" Kmak was fired, Moyer has played bass with the group since their third studio album, Ten Thousand Fists. In February 2012, Moyer joined Adrenaline Mob as the group's new bassist.

Biography[edit]

Moyer was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Moyer was formerly part of the Texas hard rock act The Union Underground. Prior to his stint in The Union Underground, he was the bassist of the popular band Soak, also hailing from Texas. He is the owner and teaches at Natural Ear Music in Austin, Texas, where he works with a lot of young bands. Moyer works in partnership with Silver Tongue Management.

While he is still capable of playing finger-style, Moyer prefers picking over the latter because it has a more aggressive feeling.

On February 8, 2012, it was announced that Moyer joined the supergroup Adrenaline Mob while Disturbed is on hiatus.

On April 19, 2013, Moyer was announced to be filling in for Rudy Sarzo on bass for five tour dates in Geoff Tate's Queensrÿche line-up.[1]

Equipment[edit]

Moyer had a custom line with Traben bass company. He and the company produced his signature Traben Havoc. He also has custom amps with Kustom featuring his own design printed on the front resembling a skull engulfed in flames.[2]

Recently, Moyer has signed an endorsement deal with BC Rich Guitars, who now manufacture Moyer's signature Havoc bass. They can do this because they are owned by the same holding company as Traben.

In 2014,Moyer has been seen with some Spector bass models like Euro LX5.

Basses

  • B.C. Rich Havoc 4 and 5 string signature basses (Formerly made by Traben)
  • Music Man Stingray 5 string bass
  • Spector Euro LX5 4 and 5 string basses

Amplifiers

  • Kustom Groove 1300 HD bass amplifier head
  • Kustom John Moyer G-810H JM 8x10 bass cabinets

Discography[edit]

Soak[edit]

  • Omniphonic Globalnova (1995)
  • Self-Titled (1997)
  • Flywatt (1998)
  • 2179 (1999)

The Union Underground[edit]

Disturbed[edit]

Adrenaline Mob[edit]

Solo[edit]

Filmography[edit]

  • The Making of Indestructible
  • Indestructible in Germany
  • Decade of Disturbed
  • Rock House Method: John Moyer - Modern Metal Bass

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