|Birth name||Chi Ling Dai Cheng|
|Born||July 5, 1970 |
Chi Cheng, (born July 15, 1970) is an American musician, the bass guitarist in the rock band Deftones. Events 1295 - Scotland and France form an alliance the beginnings of the Auld Alliance, against England. Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Stockton is a City in California and the seat of San Joaquin County (the fifth largest agricultural county in the United States California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Experimental rock or avant-garde rock is a type of music based on rock which experiments with the basic elements of the genre and/or which pushes the boundaries Alternative metal is an eclectic form of Heavy metal music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. Trip hop is a music Genre also known as the Bristol sound or Bristol acid rap. A bass player (bassist is a Musician who plays a Double bass, Bass guitar, keyboard bass or wind A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Warner Music Group (WMG is the third-largest of the "big four" major record labels, the others being Sony BMG, EMI, and Universal Maverick Recording Company, is an American Record label and the record company division of entertainment company Maverick. Deftones is a rock band from Sacramento California formed in 1988 consisting of Events 1099 - First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. Deftones is a rock band from Sacramento California formed in 1988 consisting of
Cheng holds a BA in English Literature from UC Davis and is the only member of the band with such an accomplishment. The term English literature refers to Literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by Writers not necessarily from The University of California Davis, commonly known as UC Davis, or just UCD, is a public coeducational university located in the city of Davis, He is the author of a collection of poetry entitled The Bamboo Parachute released in 2000 as a spoken word album. The Bamboo Parachute is a Spoken word album by Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Spoken word is a form of literary Art or artistic performance in which Lyrics, Poetry, or stories are spoken rather than sung An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public
He is also a practicing Buddhist, and maintains an interest in Taoism and Shamanism. Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices Taoism (pronounced /ˈdaʊɪzəm/ or /ˈtaʊɪzəm/ also spelled '''Daoism''') refers to a variety of related Philosophical and Religious traditions
Cheng also sponsors a community service group based out of the band's hometown of Sacramento, California. The group aids homeless citizens in developing their musical talents, among other things.
Cheng is also a vegetarian. Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes Meat (including game and slaughter by-products Fish (including Shellfish and other sea During college, he read No Denial by Neil Cohen and decided to make the switch. For the New Jersey Assemblyman see Neil M Cohen. Neil Cohen (b Some of the Deftones' lyrics can be interpreted to reflect this practice. Many songs make reference to animals or the consumption of meat, implicitly portraying the practice in a bad light. Cheng also is an active supporter of PETA. The song "Elite" on White Pony repeats "when you're ripe you'll bleed out of control. White Pony is Deftones ' third album released in 2000 It is the follow up to Around the Fur, which was released in 1997 and marks a significant " This perhaps describes, in a criticizing manner, the way in which animals are treated in meat packing plants. The meat packing industry is an Industry that handles the slaughtering, Processing and distribution of animals such as Cattle
Chi Cheng exclusively uses Fender Basses. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation of Quincy Illinois is a manufacturer of stringed instruments such as solid-body Electric guitars including the On tour, Cheng uses around 5 or 6 basses. His main basses are two 59' Fender Precision Bass Reissues, made by Alex Perez of the Fender Custom Shop. Fender Musical Instruments Corporation of Quincy Illinois is a manufacturer of stringed instruments such as solid-body Electric guitars including the Cheng has about 20 Fender Precision Basses of recent vintage, each of them has stock double-humbucker pickups which are all passive. Cheng also uses a Fender Telecaster Bass tuned in EADG, for Adrenaline songs. The Fender Telecaster, also known as the Tele (pronounced Telly is typically a dual-pickup solid-body Electric guitar made by Fender. Currently, Chi uses two 300-watt, all-tube Ampeg SVT 2 Pro Heads, two Ampeg 8x10 Cabinets and a rack-mounted Tech 21 SansAmp PSA-1 for extra distortion. Ampeg is a musical instrument amplifier manufacturer headquartered in Woodinville, Washington. Tech 21 is a New York based manufacturer of guitar and bass effect pedals, amps, and DI boxes which allow the user to recreate the tone of He also uses a Boss OD-3 OverDrive and Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble pedals. Boss is a manufacturer of Effects pedals for Electric guitar and Bass guitar. Cheng uses heavy-gauge (. 065-. 120) Fender strings on his basses. Although he generally perfers to stick to four strings, Cheng acknowledges that he pulled out a couple of Fender 5-Strings during the making of Deftones. Deftones is the self-titled fourth Album by Sacramento California -based Alternative metal group Deftones.
Bass -> Wireless -> SVT 2 Pro Heads -> Rack -> Cabinets
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