hi guys .. i'm a big fan of the old metallica ..

cliff burton is driving me crazy "r.i.p cliff"

but i found myself buying a bass .. and i don't know how to start

i didn't play bass or guitar b4 .. what should i do now ..

some friends told me that i can get the tabs from the internet and just start to play !

is that enough or what ?
To play most of Cliffs more famous stuff you'll need a distortion pedal, at the very least.

Yes you can teach yourself from the internet, so I say go to it, man, and good luck!
Feel free to ignore my ranting.

Member of the Self-Taught Club.

A recent study shows that 8% of teenagers listen to nothing but music with guitars in it. Put this in your sig if you're one of the 92% who isn't a close-minded moron.
thanks for ur replies guys ..

but do u think that just trying to play the bass lines of the songs that i like is enough ?!
learn loads of the theory aswell, thats probably better to learn when you begin playing than just songs/ riffs