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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by peaveyuser, Sep 23, 2007.
Well plain and simple which one is your favorite?
Jase all the way!
Metallica lost their "metal" after Cliffy.
I gotta give it to Cliff - though Newsted is a close second. Trujillo ain't bad by any means but he came at a bad time for more "traditional" Metallica fans.
Cliff was their guy for all of the good stuff in my opinion. Jason Newstead gets on my nerves, and as talented as Trujillo is, I hate new Metallica.
Im a newstEd man..
Great player, most underrated, both by fans and the band. Hes the reason i picked up bass. i do not particulary care for or hear the "brilliant" things Burton did, And Trujillo, well.. he might be a great player, but does nothing for me.
Gotta say Cliff, although all the Metallica bassists has inspired me somewhat, it was Mr. Burton who made me pick up the bass, instead of guitar. That dude really proved to me that a bassist can do more in metal instead of just backing up the rhythm guitar, and be pretty much non-existant. ALL Albums that Cliff played on had a great bass frequency, and it did alot to the songs.
Cliff meant alot to Metallica, just look at how different Justice was from the 3 previous albums.
Long live the major rager on the 4-string mother****er, Mr. Cliff Burton, RIP!
Newsted. Cliff was cool and all, but his tone ****ing sucks IMO. And I can't admire an ape.
I like Newsted and Trujillo as bassists, but in the context of Metallica there is no other greater than Cliff.
I can't decide.
I admire Cliff because he believed in what he was doing, he didn't care for the fame etc.
He was humble too, practicing for hours a day when he was already in Metallica saying, "There's always someone better then me, in a garage somewhere, undiscovered"
I like Jason's stage presence and most of all, I admire him standing up for his rights when he left Metallica because he couldn't express himself enough in Metallica and Jaymz didn't let him have side projects. He also REALLY loves music.
Robert Trujillo, in my opinion, is perfect for Metallica IN THIS ERA. Their modern take (although not necessarily loved by "Thrash Metallica" fans) is complete with Rob really giving the songs a driving bassline. He also has respect for Metallica's history, acknowledging that he is a place that was once Cliff's and also respecting his band members for what they done in their careers.
metallica wouldn't be what they are (or were, rather) without Cliff.
newsted got the shaft. he's a great player, but he was underutilized. sucks for him. he deserved better, truelly.
Trujillo is great, but i'm not hearing his influence on the new stuff. i think he's getting a bit of the same treatment as jason. sad, really.
While I love Trujillo as a player, I can't stand Metallica now, so I have to disqualify him.
I also enjoyed Newstead era Metallica, and respect him also as a player, but I have to go with Cliff in this particular instance. He was one of the reasons I picked up a bass in the first place, after all.
I voted cliff
But where was Ron McGovney?
While I respect all the choices due to each of their different styles, I'd have to say my favorite is Cliff. Once again, it was him the originally made me want to pick up a bass.
Cliff is the only one worthwhile.
Cliff Burton...The major rager and the four string mother****er ! ! !