Interview – Juan Alderete

Juan AldereteJuan Alderete

Exclusive interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
March 18, 2013

Seasoned bass vet talks about Paul Gilbert, Mars Volta and his popular Pedals & Effects website. Toys, toys toys!

A bass player for over thirty years, Juan Alderete de la Peña has become one of the most well respected players in the music industry.

Juan first gained notoriety in the mid ’80s after meeting guitarist Paul Gilbert, with whom he formed the “shred metal” band, Racer X.

Alderete went on to form The Scream and Big Sir (with vocalist Lisa Papineau) and later performed in Pet, Distortion Felix and Dr. Octagon. He has also worked extensively with the Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group and is currently playing bass for Mars Volta.

As a solo artist, Juan formed Vato Negro, which has performed at Bass Player Live!, as well as the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. A self-proclaimed “stomp pedal addict,” Juan is the founder of the popular Pedals and Effects website. Go to interview

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