#2
He used one for a couple of songs when I saw them in February, but he used the others more I thought. Don't know if he's changed that now and is using them less though.
#4
It would surprise me if he made a major commitment to Fender, as in a recent interview he was really singing the praises of his Fernandes basses; particularly his silver & blue flame model. In the same interview he professed his continuing loyalty to Zon, but said that his Fernandes was now his primary bass. Maybe Fender made him an offer he couldn't refuse?
#5
Quote by slipknot_420
who cares metallica sucks now!!


I smell bandwagon!

Mind explaining why they suck? I've listened to death magnetic, and it's not master of puppets, but it's still a good album and a hell of a lot better than st. anger.
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who cares metallica sucks now!!


Expand on that or get a warning, choice is yours.
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#8
He cycled through a lot of basses when I saw them.
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#10
There's even a warm-up video on youtube where he uses a Stingray5. I think he's just a rich bastard with a ton of basses.
#11
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He cycled through a lot of basses when I saw them.

This. I noticed him using the fender on their older songs last time I saw Metallica.
#12
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I've listened to death magnetic, and it's not master of puppets, but it's still a good album and a hell of a lot better than st. anger.

I actually enjoyed St. Anger a lot more than Death Magnetic, I never really understood why people didn't like St. Anger.
#13
Robert has more basses than crayola has crayons. I'd love to have that many sonic choices, and its good that he uses them to his advantage.
#14
A little off topic, but Robert trujillo is the reason Im embarrassed to own a fernandes >_>. His tone sounds like a lot of clicking to me.

On topic though. Fender makes really solid sturdy instruments. Im not a huge fan of the way they play or sound, but they are extremely reliable and maybe thats why hes using them to rehearse?
#15
I've seen him use a fender during a rehearsal.
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#16
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I actually enjoyed St. Anger a lot more than Death Magnetic, I never really understood why people didn't like St. Anger.


I thought the drums, singing and riffs sucked.
I guess that's quite everything what can suck in an album.
But I guess not everyone likes the same stuff .
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#17
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I think he just likes using a multitude of basses. He has a really nice Warwick Streamer too.



I saw them a few weeks ago and he played numerous basses.

Two of them happened to be stunning Streamers.

One was blue chrome and the other was turquoise-stained. Likely CS, it seems.

He played a p-bass for master of puppets
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A little off topic, but Robert trujillo is the reason Im embarrassed to own a fernandes >_>. His tone sounds like a lot of clicking to me.

On topic though. Fender makes really solid sturdy instruments. Im not a huge fan of the way they play or sound, but they are extremely reliable and maybe thats why hes using them to rehearse?



I like the Fernandes tone is very similar to an Ibanez
#19
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I smell bandwagon!

Mind explaining why they suck? I've listened to death magnetic, and it's not master of puppets, but it's still a good album and a hell of a lot better than st. anger.


True, but thats like saying Putin was a hell of a lot better than Stalin; while it may be true, the latter is pretty damn hard to beat.

Really, I'm not sure it could have been much worse without being Metal Machine Music

EDIT: Scratch that, its just as bad as Metal Machine music.

EDIT 2: No wait, MMM was better. At least it was very influential.
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#20
i dont like metallica much anymore, just because without booze and anger they're just a bunch of rich ***holes that sue their fans

as for rob switching to fender, its a lil weird but hey iron maiden's bassist used p basses (yes i forgot his name im not a huge fan)
#21
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who cares metallica sucks now!!


Coming from a guy with slipknot in his name (edit: slipknot AND a crappy weed reference.)


Moving on, a slight threadjack here, how does he get his live tone?
#22
Steve Harris is the shit, how can someone not be a fan of maiden?!?! BTW he uses his fingers to play bass unlike most crappy bassists out theyre who need a piece of plastic to pluck the strings =P
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#23
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Coming from a guy with slipknot in his name (edit: slipknot AND a crappy weed reference.)


Moving on, a slight threadjack here, how does he get his live tone?


**** you slipknot are awesome wether or not you agree, also modern Metallica is medicore but thankfully as proven by the progression from load to death magnetic on the road to recovery
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#24
come on people, let's stop the petty arguing and name calling before someone gets warned.
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#25
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A little off topic, but Robert trujillo is the reason Im embarrassed to own a fernandes >_>. His tone sounds like a lot of clicking to me.

On topic though. Fender makes really solid sturdy instruments. Im not a huge fan of the way they play or sound, but they are extremely reliable and maybe thats why hes using them to rehearse?


In 'Tallica maybe. His stuff in infectious grooves is just drool worthy.
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#26
he's prolly not switching you seen on some kind of monster the sheer amount of basses he was trying out and playing around with.One thing for sure is he's got a large collection why not use em to your advantage.With tallica's sound being diverse its good to have a varied arsenal i mean 90's sound diffrent from the 80's heyday.So tonally he would need diffrent gear :P

On the matter of slipknot being a great band is just another bandwagon seriously they are a mediocre band with a large following i find their stuff unmemorable and mundane.Tallica does try switching it up as they progressed.But i love how people think slipknot are awesome they are mediocre nothing more they dont compare to the likes of Motorhead,Slayer,Iron maiden.All they have is sheer commercial appeal nothing more.
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#27
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Steve Harris is the shit, how can someone not be a fan of maiden?!?! BTW he uses his fingers to play bass unlike most crappy bassists out theyre who need a piece of plastic to pluck the strings =P


Yeah, who would want to be close-minded like that

Also this is the bass forum. I know seeing a member of metallica in a thread titled makes everyone and their grandma post, but this is a discussion about Rob's live basses. Lets cut the crap with the arguing about which bands are "crap" or "the shit"

That said, I've seen him playing any Fenders, but of course I never watch videos of them.

Edit: The second paragraph is for everyone not specifically the chap I quoted.
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#28
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His tone sounds like a lot of clicking to me.


I wouldn't dream of having a tone like that, but I think it suits him and the band very well. It's what separates him from Cliff and Jason, he has to be free to do his own thing and have his own sound.

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#29
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#30
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There's even a warm-up video on youtube where he uses a Stingray5. I think he's just a rich bastard with a ton of basses.

when i went to the Rock Hall, he had a Stingray in the display case. Anyone else see his crazy green Ric?
#31
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when i went to the Rock Hall, he had a Stingray in the display case. Anyone else see his crazy green Ric?

yeah its pure badass xD i would steal or buy it off him if i was rich enough.
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#32
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Steve Harris is the shit, how can someone not be a fan of maiden?!?! BTW he uses his fingers to play bass unlike most crappy bassists out theyre who need a piece of plastic to pluck the strings =P


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#33
If i was as rich or as famous, i would buy a **** load of bass's and play them all, infact i could rebuild the twin towers out of bass's as i would buy so many bass's, if i had the money
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#34
i saw them last november and he had this sexy green rickenbacker i didnt see any fenders though
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#35
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I wouldn't dream of having a tone like that, but I think it suits him and the band very well. It's what separates him from Cliff and Jason, he has to be free to do his own thing and have his own sound.




I agree that hes the most audible and I even think he gets a couple somewhat cool ideas going during their james. But I just cant get past the tone. Im a fan of deep, warm, smooth, chocolatey, pear shaped tones.

To be honest, thats sort of the reason I liked Jason the best (its all relative of course, Im not a fan of metallica to begin with really). He was filling the sonic space that a bassist occupies, instead of just being another guitarist.

On topic though, who cares what he plays (unless your in a metallica cover band)?

I will say this about fernandes. Their basses play excellently and their tone is wonderful, ESPECIALLY for rock/metal and even funk. You have to manipulate the EQ a bit for jazz though
#36
fun fact i heard Jason used a pick because when he first started he was too broke to get a amp so he used a pick to hear him self play
#37
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fun fact i heard Jason used a pick because when he first started he was too broke to get a amp so he used a pick to hear him self play

Yeah, he said that he'd beat the crap out of the strings. They actually had a problem recording the bass on The Black Album because they kept picking up the pick noise in the microphone

On the subject of Rob: I can't stand his tone, but at least (IMO) his distorted tone is better than Jason's.
#38
The man is a SEASONED veteran who has played in many genres and bands, he has a knack for tone and need many different basses for different songs. He is way above anybody in this forum for all that matters.