Cliff Burton's Alembic, hidden solo in "Orion"?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by AnTz0r, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. from

    " I had an Alembic for a while, which I was very happy with until it was STOLEN!!"

    anyone has a picture of cliff with this bass? i cant find one :(

    and my best question:

    " There's also a little bass solo in Orion, it's right next to a little guitar solo. No one will probably be able to tell that it's bass, but it is.

    Q: That's cool. Is it in the first break?

    CLIFF: Nah. It's, uh, probably about two-thirds of the way into the song."

    what is this solo :?:
  2. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Look at the second picture in that interview.;)
  3. Yvon


    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    Listen carefully!:)

    also, in the new edition of bass guitar the song (and the solo) is transcribe.
  4. about the picture, i cant really see if thats the alembic or if its the same aria hes playing @ picture 1, was hoping for something better, but thanx anyway :)

    and about the solo: i now know where it is (metallica BB :) )

    it starts at 6:35, sounds very much like guitar, but from the style i could tell its bass, but not before it was pointed out to me :)
    isnt the solo transcribed in bass guitar just the basic interlude?

    thanx for replying :)
  5. I clearly see the Alembic logo on the second picture
  6. That's defintley an Alembic in the second pic. Good eyes Dan! :cool:
  7. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Replies in Mr. Burns' voice,
    "Ah yes, my years of staring at internet porn has finally paid off.":p
  8. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    if it helps bob rock claims tha tcliff played that solo with a plec. wether its true is a different story.
  9. brake


    Jun 23, 2003
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    What would Bob Rock know? Besides, it doesnt sound like he's using a pick AT ALL
  10. PolkaHero


    Jan 5, 2002
    Wow! Also, I never realized the intro to Damage, Inc. was all multi-tracked bass. I always thought that was synth! Awesome; even more respect for my first influence on bass guitar!
  11. Jmann


    Apr 29, 2003
    Lexington, Ky
    does alembic still make spoilers?
  12. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Alembic will make you anything you want!! $$$$$$$
  13. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Yeah, that bass solo is pretty hidden. I remeber I went for years (even after picking up the bass) clueless it was a bass solo. I just assumed it was one of Kirk Hammets ultra melodic, well composed, soulful yet still metal guitar solos. When I found out it was bass, I nearly **** myself. My respect for Cliff Burton +25 points.
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