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#1
So im a big mtallica fan but i cant seem to find the right sound that Cliff has... so if someone could help me out i would greatly appreciate it


*****bass
"The grass is always greener on the other side..."
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Bass work is just as important as guitar work, its people who dont understand this who fail.
#3
Basses:
Rickenbacker 4001
Alembic Spoiler
Aria Pro II

Amplifiers:
Mesa Boogie 4"x12" Cabinets & 1"x15" Cabinets
Ampeg SVT-1540HE Classis Series Enclosure

Effects:
Morley Power Wah Boost
- (used for Bass Solos & "Seek And Destroy" and for
"For Whom The Bell Tolls")
Electro Harmonix Big Muff
- (used for "Pulling-Teeth" & "Seek And Destroy" and for
For Whom The Bell Tolls)

Picks:
He always played only with his fingers
/SG/
"In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming."
#4
Quote by Audio_State
cliff runs his bass through distortion


haha, not lately he hasn't
Guitars: Les paul standard faded(wcr crossroad pickups), SG special(wcr crossroads) Roadhouse strat, G&L ASAT, Mahogany Strat (P90 and SD JB)

Amps: Vox AC-15 w/celestion blue, Vox AC-4tv, Orange tiny terror head, Ampeg Reverberrocket.
#5
Quote by Wylde
haha, not lately he hasn't


you know he died right???
"The grass is always greener on the other side..."
Quote by tetsuma
Bass work is just as important as guitar work, its people who dont understand this who fail.
#7
years ago...search it on google...he died while in europe in a bus crash
"The grass is always greener on the other side..."
Quote by tetsuma
Bass work is just as important as guitar work, its people who dont understand this who fail.
#9
kinda off topic, but did Cliff use a russian or american big muff?
#10
Quote by Niff
kinda off topic, but did Cliff use a russian or american big muff?

haha, that's the first post out of the last 6 that actually was on topic. I believe it was Russian.
#11
Hmm, ok. Chris (hard to remember last name) from Muse uses one too.. I think I might look into buying one. If I want my band's tribute to him to sound right next year I guess I should.
#12
Quote by Wylde
haha, not lately he hasn't


not needed man
Yeah, now you're gonna die wearing that stupid little hat. How does it feel?

Help me to live.


I make custom guitar wiring harnesses and I'm pretty damn good at it!
#13
Yes. it's a shame that he died and he played some kick ass bass solos coming to think of it, but i guess some people die for a reason.
Quote:
Originally Posted by *****bass
you know he died right???



wtf?!?!?
when?


^_^
#14
Quote by *****bass
you know he died right???


yes that was the point of my post...
Guitars: Les paul standard faded(wcr crossroad pickups), SG special(wcr crossroads) Roadhouse strat, G&L ASAT, Mahogany Strat (P90 and SD JB)

Amps: Vox AC-15 w/celestion blue, Vox AC-4tv, Orange tiny terror head, Ampeg Reverberrocket.
#15
Whats even sadder is it will be 20 years in a couple of weeks. I can't believe weve gone 20 years without him already.
#17
If you listen to some of the live stuff he did, or listen to the Agents of Misfortune ( a small side project w/ Jim Martin from Faith no More), you can also hear a delay sound, also in the intro of Damage Inc., although I have no clue what delay pedal he used at all. I've also heard a rumor he used a pick for something on one of the Metallica CD's, but I don't believe this.


And Wylde is a dick. But that's okay, Cliff and God may forgive you. Better start praying now.
#18
He had to be using more than a delay pedal+muff+wah in that intro to Damage Inc. It sounds so awesome.
#20
Quote by jagstang270
Oh, I'm sorry, did you know him?

well no , but he was a great man, its just not that funny joking about him.
Yeah, now you're gonna die wearing that stupid little hat. How does it feel?

Help me to live.


I make custom guitar wiring harnesses and I'm pretty damn good at it!
#21
hey i dont wanna sound like a prick, but get over it, its almost 20 year now. I admire him as much as the next bassist (or musician for that matter), but don't be so uptight.

Also this isn't exaclty the place to go and post cliff burton jokes, everyone will get on your ass. Try the pit, noone gives a flying **** there!
Ibanez SR505
Ashdown ABM 300 EVO II
Epifani UL410
#23
When the zombie apocolypse happens...I'll be waiting with my Ric in hand...
I'll be the one to hand it over to Zombie-Cliff and simply say..."Resume."
you watch.

~Roger
www.myspace.com/boisebass <- slap demo
MSN = Fox_NP

GIGRIG
Mesa Titan V12, Ampeg 8x10E, Korg DTR2000, Sennheiser freePORT Wireless.

BASSES
'74 RickenMonster, Fernandes Retrospect Deluxe, ABG.
#24
Quote by RogerBeam
When the zombie apocolypse happens...I'll be waiting with my Ric in hand...
I'll be the one to hand it over to Zombie-Cliff and simply say..."Resume."
you watch.

~Roger


and then get your brains eaten by zombie-cliff
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#25
Quote by crazypeanutman
and then get your brains eaten by zombie-cliff


I should be so lucky.

hehe

~Roger
www.myspace.com/boisebass <- slap demo
MSN = Fox_NP

GIGRIG
Mesa Titan V12, Ampeg 8x10E, Korg DTR2000, Sennheiser freePORT Wireless.

BASSES
'74 RickenMonster, Fernandes Retrospect Deluxe, ABG.
#27
Quote by Niff
Too bad he got cremated then..


OH EFF!...true that...

guess my plan was doomed from the beginning...

BLAST!

~Roger
www.myspace.com/boisebass <- slap demo
MSN = Fox_NP

GIGRIG
Mesa Titan V12, Ampeg 8x10E, Korg DTR2000, Sennheiser freePORT Wireless.

BASSES
'74 RickenMonster, Fernandes Retrospect Deluxe, ABG.
#29
For the Damage Inc. intro, he had the distortion and delay on. He turned the wah function on the pedal off, which turns the PWB into a volume pedal. Then just swell into the notes. Awesome stuff.
#30
^ yeah there are around 8 separate bass tracks on that mix too. Very....eerie, and amazing stuff.

^^ makes me want a Ric too...wait.



~Roger
www.myspace.com/boisebass <- slap demo
MSN = Fox_NP

GIGRIG
Mesa Titan V12, Ampeg 8x10E, Korg DTR2000, Sennheiser freePORT Wireless.

BASSES
'74 RickenMonster, Fernandes Retrospect Deluxe, ABG.
#31
Moderately Off Topic..

when cliff does his solos, it sounds like his low end is cut off

Does the Big Muff cut out your low end? i've always considered picking one up but never have played through one with a bass.
#32
Big Muff can have deep lows...its his wah likely...or even more likely the mixing happening in the 80s...



I love my muff....uh...lets hope thats not taken out of context.
www.myspace.com/boisebass <- slap demo
MSN = Fox_NP

GIGRIG
Mesa Titan V12, Ampeg 8x10E, Korg DTR2000, Sennheiser freePORT Wireless.

BASSES
'74 RickenMonster, Fernandes Retrospect Deluxe, ABG.
#33
You gotta give the new guy, Trujillo props though, he is an amazing finger- bassist.
BigD
Playing for a couple of years.
Home-built custom Seymore Duncan 57-PBass Pickups.
Amp Behringer 450w
Cab 4x10 400W Working Pro
#34
He is indeed a badassmothaplucka.

Noone will ever replace the skinny pot-head though.

I dont think that people actually listen to some of Robs early stuff, and even the stuff he does in Metallica very much...he IS amazingly talented, great slapnpops too.

~Roger
www.myspace.com/boisebass <- slap demo
MSN = Fox_NP

GIGRIG
Mesa Titan V12, Ampeg 8x10E, Korg DTR2000, Sennheiser freePORT Wireless.

BASSES
'74 RickenMonster, Fernandes Retrospect Deluxe, ABG.
#35
BTW who did Rob beat in the bass tryouts for Metallica?
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#38
weird but true story. last night I had a dream I was on a tour bus with cliff burton and I was just sitting there watching him practice his bass.

not to sound like an asshole, because it's sad that the guy died, but I don't even play bass at all, and I'm not a huge metallica fan, so the thought of him rarely crosses my mind... so I found that dream odd.

man, I've been having some really ****ed up dreams lately. oh well.
Banging on a trash can
Drumming on a street light
#39
so i looked over all the posts and what all do we have written down so far???
"The grass is always greener on the other side..."
Quote by tetsuma
Bass work is just as important as guitar work, its people who dont understand this who fail.
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