#1
Hey UG bass players,

Does anyone know if the intro to Metallica's Damage, Inc. from MOP is bass or guitar? I've heard both sides but since I can't really ask them does anyone know.

Here is a link as well: Metallica - Damage, Inc.

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#2
TBH I don't think it's either. But if it is one of them, I'd put my money on guitar.
#3
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TBH I don't think it's either. But if it is one of them, I'd put my money on guitar.


Ya, thats what I was thinking but its one of them with swell and delay. Cliff Burton was known for writing stuff like this which is why I thought it might be him.
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#5
Yeah I hear ya, but I don't think this is anything an effect could do unless you did like a bass whammy with like distortion and a whole bunch of stuff like Justin Chancellor. Like the whale noises in The Pot and Schism.
#6
i know cliff wrote the part, and i THINK it's a bass part. although i'm not 100% sure.
#9
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I've heard its several basses multitracked.


I looked some more and this seems to be the general consensus.
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#10
I've heard (rumor) that it's 32 layered bass tracks. Listening to it I don't think it's that many, but maybe 16 biamped with 8 playing one line (different notes) and 8 playing the other with distortion on one side and wah on the other. Or some other strange combo.
#12
Yea it's bass, but there's multiple, don't know how many and bunch of effects.
#13
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According to Burton himself in an old interview, it's bass.

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#14
its done on bass with a wah and a volume pedal.AFAIK its multi-tracked aswell much like the intro for Orion and the bass solo
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#15
I read the Burton interview, and he said it was bass with vol swells, delay and wah, and many tracks.

He achieved that high tone with distortion and all that, so most people think it's guitar, just like For Whom the Bell Tolls, and one of the leads to Orion, as well as the solo in that song.
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