Steve DiGiorgio

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Steve Di Giorgio
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Background information
Born (1967-11-07) November 7, 1967 (age 46)
Waukegan, Illinois, US
Genres Death metal, black metal, thrash metal, power metal, progressive metal, hard rock, jazz fusion, speed metal, symphonic metal, folk metal, heavy metal
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Bass, keyboards, vocals, sitar
Associated acts Death, Sadus Autopsy, Futures End, Control Denied, Testament, Quo Vadis, Vintersorg, Iced Earth, Sadus, Sebastian Bach, Dragonlord, Charred Walls of the Damned, Soen, Obituary, Ephel Duath, Obscura, Anatomy of I
Website http://www.SteveDigiorgio.com

Steve Di Giorgio (born November 7, 1967, Waukegan, Illinois) is an American bassist and musician. Current resident of Antioch, California.

Di Giorgio has played bass guitar in heavy metal bands such as Death,[1] Autopsy,[2] Control Denied,[3] Ephel Duath,[4] Obscura,[5] Artension, Faust, Memorain, Painmuseum, Suicide Shift, Soen,[6] Vintersorg,[7] Dragonlord,[8] Iced Earth,[9] Sebastian Bach,[10] Obituary,[11] and is a founding member of Sadus.[12] He is also a founding member of the jazz-band Dark Hall and is currently the bass player for Futures End,[13] Synesis Absorption, Mythodea, Death DTA, Charred Walls of the Damned,[14] Anatomy of I[15] and Testament.[16][17] Along with his bass duties in Sadus he also plays keyboards.

Within his genre, Steve Di Giorgio is respected for his playing skills.[18][19][20][21] He is noted for his ability to execute very fast 32nd notes with his plucking fingers, as opposed to using a pick.

Equipment[edit]

Di Giorgio uses a custom Mjollnir by Thor Bass, and also plays custom ESP basses. He is mostly seen with a F-series fretless 5-string bass in a dark green finish, but also uses a very unusual double-neck construction with a fretted and a fretless neck in one body. He uses Ampeg SVT Classic amps and cabinets by Ampeg and Randall.[22]

All basses except the Ric's are fitted with Hipshot Extender Keys. Strings – Rotosound swing bass 66. Gauge: 110-85-70-50-30. Cables – Monster Cables. Amplifiers – Ampeg SVT Classic, Randall, Ampeg 8X10, Ampeg 1X15, Ampeg 2X10 w/horn, Randall 2X15. Wireless – Nady 101. Effects – DOD: Stereo Chorus, Stereo Flanger, Octoplus, Bass EQ, Envelope Filter, 270 A/B. Digitech: Two Second Digital Delay, Digital Stereo Chorus/Flanger. Ibanez: BP10 Compressor. Korg: AX1B. Keyboard – Korg: DW8000. Soundmodule – Yamaha: TX81Z. Alesis: Microverb III, SR16. Misc. – The Bass Hammer, EBow. Cases – A&S Custom flight cases.

Steve's bass guitars
  • 4001 Custom Rickenbacker (1981)
  • Fully Custom Homemade Fender-Like Fretless (1991)[23]
  • 4001 Rickenbacker (1975)
  • Custom Carvin BB75F (1996)[23]
  • Custom Carvin BB75 (1999)
  • ESP – LTD F-205 (1999)
  • ESP Custom Forest 5-string Fretless (1999)[24]
  • ESP Doubleneck Bass[25]
  • Thor Bass Mjolnir 5-string fretless (2008)[26]
  • Thor Bass Mjolnir 6-string Fretless (2010)[26]
  • Thor Bass Freyja 7-string Fretted (2013)

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://bassmusicianmagazine.com/2011/10/interview-with-bassist-steve-di-giorgio/
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/autopsy-mn0000061937/biography
  3. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/control-denied-mn0001796289/biography
  4. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/marco-minemann-steve-digiorgio-karyn-crisis-to-appear-on-new-ephel-duath-ep/
  5. ^ http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=140277
  6. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-opeth-drummer-joins-forces-with-sadus-bassist/
  7. ^ http://www.rockdetector.com/artist/sweden/skelleftea/vintersorg
  8. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/dragonlord-mn0000170973/biography
  9. ^ http://www.rockdetector.com/artist/united+states/florida/tampa/iced+earth
  10. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/steve-digiorgio-confirms-sebastian-bach-gig-says-sadus-will-record-new-album-soon/
  11. ^ http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/steve-digiorgio-to-tour-with-obituary-in-europe/
  12. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/sadus-mn0000828595/biography
  13. ^ http://www.metal-rules.com/metalnews/2014/02/27/steve-di-giorgio-testament-death-to-all-sadus-etc/
  14. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/charred-walls-of-the-damned-mn0002376009/biography
  15. ^ http://bravewords.com/news/anatomy-of-is-steve-digiorgio-checks-in-from-the-studio-new-album-title-revealed
  16. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/testament-mn0000751910/biography
  17. ^ http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/testament_part_ways_with_bassist_greg_christian_announce_return_of_steve_digiorgio.html
  18. ^ http://everything2.com/title/Steve+DiGiorgio
  19. ^ http://www.emptywords.org/PAST.htm
  20. ^ http://books.google.pl/books?id=8ZwZcZ2X5ToC&pg=PA164&dq=#v=onepage&q&f=false
  21. ^ http://books.google.pl/books?id=F9uBIwlYSokC&pg=PA217&dq=#v=onepage&q&f=false
  22. ^ (June 2007) Guitar World's Bass Guitar Magazine
  23. ^ a b http://www.fretlessbass.com/Di_GiorgioSteveInterview-01.html
  24. ^ http://www.bassplayer.com/artists/1171/steve-digiorgio-extreme-metal-session-ace/26055
  25. ^ http://www.bayareametalscene.com/main/interviews/getting-low-an-interview-with-renowned-bassist-steve-digiorgio/
  26. ^ a b http://www.bassplayer.com/artists/1171/machines-of-death----the-complete-interviews/26687
  27. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/illusions-mw0001436814/credits
  28. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/severed-survival-mw0000200368/credits
  29. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/swallowed-in-black-mw0000083652/credits
  30. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/human-mw0000270854/credits
  31. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/a-vision-of-misery-mw0000614507/credits
  32. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/individual-thought-patterns-mw0000177848/credits
  33. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/elements-of-anger-mw0000040322/credits
  34. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-gathering-mw0000807295
  35. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-fragile-art-of-existence-mw0000252997/credits
  36. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/feeding-the-machine-mw0000048257/credits
  37. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/horror-show-mw0000000015/credits
  38. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-focusing-blur-mw0000593652/credits
  39. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/memoirs-of-a-broken-man-mw0000827943/credits
  40. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/roadrunner-united-the-all-star-sessions-mw0000178359/credits
  41. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/out-for-blood-mw0000523739/credits
  42. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/angel-down-mw0000490449/credits
  43. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/death-rap-mw0000748940/credits
  44. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/memoirs-of-a-broken-man-mw0000827943/credits
  45. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/memoirs-of-a-broken-man-mw0000827943/credits
  46. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/charred-walls-of-the-damned-mw0001956288/credits
  47. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/cold-winds-on-timeless-days-mw0002216633/credits

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