Steve DiGiorgio

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Steve Di Giorgio
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, 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.

In January 2014 it was announced that he would be replacing Greg Christian as the bass player for Testament.

Di Giorgio has played bass guitar in heavy metal bands such as Death, Autopsy, Control Denied, Testament, Vintersorg, Iced Earth, Sebastian Bach, Charred Walls of the Damned, Obituary, and is a founding member of Sadus. He is widely renowned for his technical skills[1] on the fretless bass. He is also a founding member of the jazz-band Dark Hall and is currently the bass player for Futures End and Soen. Along with his bass duties in Sadus he also plays keyboards.

Within his genre, Steve Di Giorgio is respected for his playing skills.[2] He is noted for his ability to execute very fast 32nd notes with his plucking fingers, as opposed to using a pick.

Di Giorgio uses a custom Mjolnir 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.[3]

Discography[edit]

Sadus
Death
Control Denied
Charred Walls of the Damned
  • Charred Walls of the Damned (2010)
  • Cold Winds on Timeless Days (2011)
Testament
Other Studio Albums
EP
Demos
  • Sadus - D.T.P. (1986, 2003)
  • Sadus - Certain Death (1987)
  • Sadus - The Wake of Severity (1989)
  • Sadus - Red Demo (1994)
  • Dark Hall - Demo (1995, 1998)
Compilations

Videography[edit]

Clips
  • Death - Lack of Comprehension (1991)
  • Death - The Philosopher (1993)
  • Soen - Savia (2012)
  • Soen - Ideate (2012)
  • Soen - Delenda (2012)

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.[3]

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)
  • 4001 Rickenbacker (1975)
  • Custom Carvin BB75F (1996)
  • Custom Carvin BB75 (1999)
  • ESP - LTD F-205 (1999)
  • ESP Custom Forest Fretless (1999)
  • ESP Doubleneck Bass (????)
  • Thor Bass Mjolnir 5-string fretless (2008)
  • Thor Bass Mjolnir 6-string fretless (2010)
  • Thor Bass Freyja 7-string fretted (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FORGOTTEN PAST". Perry M. Grayson. 
  2. ^ "Steve Di Giorgio is talently bass player". skongshoj. 2002. 
  3. ^ a b (June 2007) Guitar World's Bass Guitar Magazine

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