#1
right, this metallica bass licks dvd by cherry lane says that cliff used basses like a fender precision, with a naturally define mid range and a thick low end, and used 15 inch speakers, good for bringin out the lows, but can sound muddy, so he used a big muff to help the low notes cut through
#3
He didn't use P-basses (Except for a few early shows).

And if anything Cliff probably bi-amped.
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#4
yea, ive never seen him with a p bass, he uses a rick and that other one i dont know what it is

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yea, ive never seen him with a p bass, he uses a rick and that other one i dont know what it is


An Aria SBII Pro (I think)
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#6
kinda looks like an ibanez... he plays it in the famous live for whome the bell tolls video?

thats the one
lol

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#7
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so he used a big muff to help the low notes cut through


So he helped the low notes cut through by effectively removing them? Good plan.

And I hope it isn't just me that often struggles to hear a bass track on a lot of Cliff-era Metallica... as soon as Hetfields guitar comes in it obliterates all but a shadow of the bass.
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#8
15 inch speakers are great for bringing out low end, but that's provided you supply it with some. They won't make my Mandobird sound thunderous.
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#9
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So he helped the low notes cut through by effectively removing them? Good plan.

And I hope it isn't just me that often struggles to hear a bass track on a lot of Cliff-era Metallica... as soon as Hetfields guitar comes in it obliterates all but a shadow of the bass.



yeah i think jason newsteads sound on the black album is the best..if you look at a lot of the most radio friendly songs..teen spirit, sandman, no one knows, zep and who stuff the bass is got a lot of mids and less lows.
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I lol'd

Yeah Pulling Teeth is what EVERYONE says his best bassing is, but really doesn't impress me THAT much. Yeah its better than anything I do and what not, but still...
#12
I can't stand the song 'pulling teeth', it pisses me off. So bland, its like some kid hooked is bass up through his computer, cranked the gain and just ****ed around (unsucessfully) for a couple minutes.

My favourite part is when the drums come in and give the song some sort of redeeming matter.

meh, Geddy Lee and John Myung FTW.
Acually, I thought it was weird that Mying said that he was influenced by ol' cliffinator. The only time his influence shows is in the awesome bass solo in 'the dance of eternity'.
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#13
I play a precision through a 1x15 speaker and the low end cuts through great
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I play a precision through a 1x15 speaker and the low end cuts through great


Compared to a bass overdrive?
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Compared to a bass overdrive?

Compared to a bass overdrive, probably not. Compared to a guitar distortion (Big Muff)? Definitely.
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#16
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And I hope it isn't just me that often struggles to hear a bass track on a lot of Cliff-era Metallica... as soon as Hetfields guitar comes in it obliterates all but a shadow of the bass.


I can hear the bass really well on all Cliff-era Metallica albums
Especially Kill 'Em All
#17
I thought it was Newstead who got turned down on studio recordings, not Burton.
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So he helped the low notes cut through by effectively removing them? Good plan.

And I hope it isn't just me that often struggles to hear a bass track on a lot of Cliff-era Metallica... as soon as Hetfields guitar comes in it obliterates all but a shadow of the bass.



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#19
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An Aria SBII Pro (I think)

This is the one, my mate has one.
He even looks similar to cliff.
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#20
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right, this metallica bass licks dvd by cherry lane says that cliff used basses like a fender precision, with a naturally define mid range and a thick low end, and used 15 inch speakers, good for bringin out the lows, but can sound muddy, so he used a big muff to help the low notes cut through



Well, I had a 15" combo and played w/ a Big Muff before (not trying to imitate Cliff or anything) and actually, it didn't cut through that well at all.
#21
Cliff Burton played his 4001 Rick or he would play an Aria Pro II. And I know that for certain, anything else im not sure on so im not gonna say.
#22
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I can hear the bass really well on all Cliff-era Metallica albums
Especially Kill 'Em All



+1

the bass on alot of the jason stuff is really quiet, not definitave at all , jsut kinda blending in

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#23
i honestly can't really hear what Cliff is playing either on any of the early cds
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+1

the bass on alot of the jason stuff is really quiet, not definitave at all , jsut kinda blending in


It blends in. Not a bad thing for a bass player. Not being heard at all, at least not in a clear "that's the bass player" way, due to awful setup and a grand total of zero bass frequencies going into the deck - definately a bad thing for a bass player.

The only time I hear Cliff with any clarity is when everyone else stops playing and he does his guitary bits. As far as I'm concerned, Metallica had three guitarists until Newstead.
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#25
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It blends in. Not a bad thing for a bass player. Not being heard at all, at least not in a clear "that's the bass player" way, due to awful setup and a grand total of zero bass frequencies going into the deck - definately a bad thing for a bass player.

The only time I hear Cliff with any clarity is when everyone else stops playing and he does his guitary bits. As far as I'm concerned, Metallica had three guitarists until Newstead.

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#26
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yea, ive never seen him with a p bass, he uses a rick and that other one i dont know what it is


uses?

hate to burst your bubble mate but the reason he quit metallica is because he's dead.
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#27
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+1

the bass on alot of the jason stuff is really quiet, not definitave at all , jsut kinda blending in

Yeah i can definetely pick out the bass on kill 'em all, yet with the Jason stuff it really blends into the drum snare for some reason and I can't make it out. Such a nice sounding Sadowsky too
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