In its series String Theory, Ernie Ball sits down with hugely talented musicians for a revealing conversation.

The latest episode features Mike Herrera of MxPx, in which the legendary vocalist/bassist discusses his life in music. Check out the tell-all video below!

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Herrera discusses his creative process, how he got into music and why he chose the bass guitar as his instrument.

"I met a local band and watched them practice, and they just sounded amazing," Herrera says about his early exposure to punk music. "It was like Bad Religion—really fast, aggressive music. It said a lot of the things I was feeling."

"The cool thing as a bass player and the writer is that I can continue to add a lot of texture, a lot of depth to the song," he adds about his creative process. "As a bass player, I can really get in there and really play with things and do harmonies."

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Ernie Ball has also interviewed Dustin Kensrue of Thrice and Ilan Rubin of Nine Inch Nails, Angels & Airwaves and the New Regime. Catch all the videos here.

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