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Finally! Top 11 Best Basses For Heavy Metal Wanking Here's Why Now Shhhhh

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by chuck norriss, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    Goes to 11.

    #11 Fender Precision i.e. what Steve Harris plays
    Now before you get your panties in a bunch & take my head off let me say the P is the best electric slab in the world. The world. The first, the last, the greatest, it's what Jamerson chose & he's pretty much _the captial S_. But this isn't best bass in the whole wide world contest is it. Best for metal. I know: everyone since the dawn of man & metal has played a P. They still do. I do. As for Mr. Harris, hat's off no doubt. But he's an icon who chose the greatest slab in the world, the bass didn't choose him. Which holds no water & really makes no sense but you know what? Jawas & Ewoks speak the same language. Not really but technically if you listen to Return of the Jedi and A New Hope you'll see that I'm right.

    #10 Steinberger L
    So annoying but everyone wants one & that makes it appropriate to put it ahead of hte P just to be more annoying.

    #9 Warwick Thumb
    Because that's what Norwood Fisher uses & becasue he's cool & Fishbone has been around forever & he's cool.

    #8 Gretsch White Falcon / ATK are you happy now?
    Why: It's my lottery jackpot bass & has nothing to do with metal. I just wanted to squeeze it in. Otherwise this ranking would properly go to some ESP or Spector or some proper metal bass or some crap.

    Or ATK, the obvious top metal bass. The P bass of metal basses that sounds awesome & everyone who's ever tried one falls in love with, & affordable, & available, & triple humbucker& look at that big ol bridge it's a huge slab of metal. Paul Gray R.I.P.

    #7 Explorer Gibson/Warmoth/Matsumoku/Kramer/take your pick
    Maybe the most imitated next to that other bass& brand at #11 that's often copied. Explorers are rad. Even U2 has a stupid disco version. That's right, keep Explorers ugly; keep the dream alive.

    #6 Ibanez BTB 775PB
    Why: Beats out its cousin, the popular & also worthy ATK, because it's neck-through, 5-banger, & looks like an immo of #1. Capable of diverse tones, great attack, great mono rail bridge, and looks like the album cover of Massive Attack Mezzanine even though they're not a metal band.

    #5 B.C. Rich Warlock
    Why: This thing screams metal so much so that it's embarrassing to own one. And Nikki Sixx played one. And I don't care if you don't like Nikki Sixx; Too Fast For Love is a kick ass classic album. And I put ketchup on my ketchup.

    #4 Jackson David Ellefson Sig
    Why: It says Jackson on it. Ellefson. Of Megadeth. Shut. Up. It would be #1 but the price tag is out of reach for most $4K so forget about it.

    #3 Fender Geddy Lee Sig Jazz
    Why: In the words of Anthony Keidis, "If you have to ask, you'll never know." Anyone doesn't like Geddy Lee? Automatic punch in the face.

    #2 Rickenbacker Ltd Edition Lemmy Kilmister
    If you disagree with this decision--automatic punch in the face by Lemmy himself.

    And the number one bass in the history of the world according to only me is...




    #1 Peavey Cirrus Rudy Sarzo OG version 1989 or something
    Why: Cirrus is a great bass. Sarzo is a great guy. Edges out Kilmister et al because he played it w/ Ozzy, Dio, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot, Yngwie, and STILL plays with Blue Oyster Cult. What the cuss kind of street cred is that! We have our winner.

    This would be better with pictures.
  2. Finally :hyper:
  3. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member

    Wheres the other 4?

    Fretless Ritter 6er, Hofner Beatle bass, etc,?
  4. Bloodhammer

    Bloodhammer Twinkle Twinkle Black Star

    Jul 7, 2009
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    No Thunderbird?
  5. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    This is the most metal bass ever.... it just screams metal!!!!!

    METAL!!!! :bassist:
  6. peledog


    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Your forgot P bass with flats.
  7. Zoa


    Dec 28, 2009
    lol at BC Rich being in the running for best bass of anything.
  8. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    Yeah, I thought that was pretty funny, too....

    - georgestrings
  9. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    Yeah, Steve Harris frowns on these shenanigans...

    - georgestrings
  10. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    I love my Cirrus for modern proggy metal. Apparently it's a great instrument for Urban Contemporary Gospel as well.
  11. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    You forgot this
  12. Spectors????
  13. Martin89


    Nov 8, 2010
    Glendale, AZ
    Unofficial Endorser: Ibanez, D'Addario, Zoom
    ATK is equally metal to BTB if not more.
  14. Lol at BC Rich in general.
  15. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    ah, what the heck.
  16. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
  17. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Ya ... what can you do?
  18. No warwicks or spectors?
  19. Baird6869

    Baird6869 RIP Gord Downey. A True Canadian Icon. Supporting Member


    Fieldy from Korn is awesome! :bag::p
  20. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    Lol that's the dude from unexpect. Insane bassist. He earns that 9 string