Cliff or Jason

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by METaLLiKka74447, Dec 29, 2002.

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  1. METaLLiKka74447


    Dec 29, 2002
    From Metallica who do you think was the better bassist Cliff or Jason. I think Cliff is the best but i want to hear crap about jason
  2. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
  3. Jason was okay. He had a lot of training and all, mainly in jazz. You just could never really hear him in the mix. I have friends who have heard Metallica's songs with the bass track totally cut out and they said that the songs sounded exactly the same as the regular tracks. I have looked at the stuff that Jason played and it is actually a lot better than people tend to give him credit for. If you want a good example of that, look at his work on Garage Inc. Those are some pretty good bass lines. However, even after all of that, Cliff was still better. No question.
  4. METaLLiKka74447


    Dec 29, 2002
    i agree with you but you have to remember that garage inc. is all covers. jason could play but not write
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Nothing against Jason, he's a good solid player and I like him a lot, but Cliff (RIP) was on a higher plane.
  6. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Wow, you're name is certainly an eyesore! :p Hmmm, almost everyone is going to say Cliff and Cliff was in fact the man, but I dunno, when Jason got a chance to cut loose, he did some interesting stuff.
  7. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    weren't they both crushed by busses or some other large rolling stock ?
  8. jason's still alive and well

    :D just kiddin'
  9. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    King James didn't allow it.

    Cliff was a better bassist but Jason was a bigger influence on my playing.
  10. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    Little Rock, AR
    Cliff. Much better musician. Never did like the stuff Jason did. Although, he is a millionaire!! Hmm...go figure.
  11. Caeros


    Jul 24, 2002
    Branford, CT
    I've slowly begun to prefer Jason... he's just got a bluesier edge and didn't always play guitarlike.
  12. Tim Cole

    Tim Cole

    Jun 12, 2002
    Findlay, Ohio
    I'm going to have to agree with caeros.....I have always preferred Jason, Cliff was a guitarist in drag.
  13. redneck2wild


    Nov 27, 2002
    Memphis, TN
    Cliff put on an excellent show and had a crowd thing going on during his bass solos. It is one of the first bass solos I remember seeing at a Metal show.
    Jason was excellent during his Flotsam and Jetsam years. He also wrote most of the early Flotsam and Jetsam songs. You should check out the album Doomsday For The Deceiver. He also put on a very good live show.
  14. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    You can't hear either one on record, so no difference there...
  15. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    this question has been asked quite a few times here, please do a search and you will find all the answers you seek.

    much love

    mama cass

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