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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by phoenixdown, Nov 11, 2002.
hey what basses did cliff burton use and how much do they cost?
I remember him using a burgandy Ric 4001 & a black Aria Pro II.
is the aria the one on the front of the metallica bass licks book?
And the Rick was highly modified. And the Aria Pro II isn't in production anymore. And Cliff is dead.
Get a bass you like and develop your own sound.
yer i know hes dead but he is 1 of the greatest bass players there was and i am developing my own sound but i wanted a bass like his so when im playing my metallica songs in my currently forming metallica cover band i wanted a sound like his
You might scour Ebay for one of the Arias, or try to find out what modifications were done to the Rick. Ricks are easy enough to find, but modified Ricks have no resale value at all. If you buy one and mod it, make sure you plan to keep it for the rest of your life.
hrmmmm spose i'll just go ahead with the purchase of a btb406 the neck felt really comfy
If you see yourself as a six stringer, I say go ahead and get the BTB. It is a decent entry level 6. Or you could buy my Soundgear 6, in the Classifieds section.
Didn't he also use some kind of Alembic? There are pages on the internet listing Cliff's gear, although I wouldn't bother trying to recreate another players sound down to the right equipment.
ive played a couple soundgears (not 6 strings)and i didnt like the feel or look of them also wouldnt it be really kool to have lyrics in the way yoda speaks???
soz bout that watchin episode 2 jes now lol
Watching 'Attack of the clones', you are, eh? Too old you are, to begin Jedi training! Hmmph!
being a jedi would be so much cooler than being a gigging/pro bassist and both are as unlikely as the other lol
Rick 4001 - jazz style pick up in the bridge and a white humbucker pick up in the neck (I hear the humbucker was made by Seymour Duncan but I am not sure)
Yes, Cliff did have an Alembic but it was stolen.
Cliff then began using an Aria Pro II SB-1000
These are not the basses you are looking for!
Sorry I just couldnt resist
See people, this is what pisses me off. All he asked was what basses Cliff Burton used.
He didn't say, "How can I mimick his every sound?"
Acctully his rick had a gibson EB-O pickup in it.
Once again, I live up to my reputation.
From what I've seen, heard and read; Cliff was known to use a Rick 8541( looks pretty similar to the 4001), an Alembic Spoiler Bass which was stolen, then he began playing Aria Pro II basses. He may even have used the 4001 though. I played one not too long ago and it costing around $2500 BUT the bridge pickup was missing the cover or top piece to it. It felt great and sounded ballsy through a SWR Head and 4x10!!