Hey everyone, im not sure if this topic has been brought up or not before here on the TalkBass forums but I was curious to see what other people's opinions are on this topic... which Thrash Metal bassist is better? David Ellefson from Megadeth or Cliff Burton from Metallica. Now before anybody gets angry I personally think they are both amazing bassists and a lot of people have said it's hard to compare because they are both very different... well if someone had asked me I would definitely say David Ellefson is a much better Bassist. Again, with that being said, Burton is a great bassist but to me, Ellefson's tone is far better than Burton's and Ellefson also stands out to me when it comes to creating bass lines and fills. Another thing I would like ti mention is that a lot of people really love Burton's aggressive finger playing style and while I do to, I really prefer Ellefson's technique with the pick as opposed to the fingers. Both of them are amazing thrash metal bassists and I have nothing but respect for Burton but in my opinion, when it comes down to it, Ellefson is a far more superior bass player. Feel free to leave your opinion's on who's better!