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So the Cliff Burton signature bass costs a little bit

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by HeebHammer70, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. HeebHammer70

    HeebHammer70 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2011
  2. Could it be? The best bass for metal?
  3. mournblade


    Nov 19, 2006
    Roanoke, TX
  4. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

    Oct 31, 2009
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  6. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I remember those basses the first time. They weren't all that great. Not horrible, but nothing to get excited about when it's reissued. And I love Cliff.
  7. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

    Four thousand pounds??!!?!?!!

    This doesn't seem like a cash grab at all... don't most people associate him with his ric anyways?
  8. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    4000 pounds? That's $6000 USD right? Yeah, no thanks. I think I'll get a boutique instead. I think they always list the basses as more expensive than their street price though, it'll probably end up being $4000 USD. Still.
  9. SDMFJay


    Jan 27, 2011
    guess that's the reason they will be made in "limited quantities". wow. I'll pass thanks.


    Jan 26, 2008
    Knoxville, TN
    Cliff is the reason I became a bassist. I've owned Rickenbackers... great sound, but they feel different than all other brands: scale length, string spacing, weird bridge and pickup routes, body/neck "banana-ing" issue that makes a lot of vintage Rics (and some that are fairly new) unplayable.

    I've picked up and played some Arias back in the day that were like Cliff's old bass... nothing special but they were built well and definitely felt better than Rics IMO.

    That said, I have no desire to spend a large chunk of money on a Cliff bass.... unless I win the lottery.
  11. lyla1953


    Jul 18, 2012
    Yea, "limited" to how many they sell!

  12. Hellbastard

    Hellbastard Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2005
    Bremen, Germany
  13. HeebHammer70

    HeebHammer70 Supporting Member

    May 29, 2011
    I was always under the assumption the Metallica way was to get crappy gear then mod it like hell. Hence why I bought a MIM P bass. That and a distortion pedal!
  14. VS


    Jun 6, 2002
    Mountain City, Tennessee
    Discounted Gear: Peavey
  15. Jezniss. How many people actually think that Cliff would go for a 24k plate bridge??!? Seemed more down-to-earth than that..vis-á-vis his penchant for midrange basses when he could afford much better (MoP days).
  16. vishuddha

    vishuddha 100% Mediocre

    Jul 22, 2012
    Austin, TX
    I never thought of Cliff Burton's bass riffs as exciting enough to merit buying his signature guitar... whether it costed $100 or $10,000.
  17. sumgruuvz

    sumgruuvz Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Woodward, Oklahoma
    for that amount of $$$, im buying a usa spector or german warwick. those are good basses.
  18. Peepaleep

    Peepaleep Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    Las Cruces, NM
    Gold plated tuners? Really?

    It must be nice to have money to burn on gold-plated tuners.
  19. He definitely was an influential player to a number of people, but I really didn't see many people buying his sig model. Given that his biggest supporters tend to be younger kids just starting on bass, I doubt they'll sell more than a handful of these.
  20. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Or one of each for that price :)
  21. sumgruuvz

    sumgruuvz Supporting Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Woodward, Oklahoma
    for sure.

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