Robert DeLeo is a bass player who is best known for his tenure in Stone Temple Pilots. DeLeo is a former employee of Schecter Guitar Research and built the prototype of what later became his signature model while he was working there. The Schecter Model T was his primary live instrument during early years with STP. The bass features a 34″ scale neck and Duncan pickups. He is known for his smooth style of playing, with infusions of jazz, ’60s rhythm and blues, and hard rock creating a rather distinctive tone. His primary influence is legendary bassist James Jamerson. Other influences include the late John Entwistle of the seminal rock band The Who, Rocco Prestia of Tower of Power, and Chris Squire of Yes, and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. Robert mostly uses Marshall and Fender amplification, but has been seen using vintage Ampeg amps (and basses) as well.