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Metal bassists that play a Precision?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by SuperSnake2012, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. SuperSnake2012

    SuperSnake2012 floppy b strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    Bronx, NY
    The only that come to mind are Steve Harris of Iron Maiden and David Ellefson, ex-Megadeth bassist. Did I miss any?
  2. ...i think thats about it...odd, p basses have a good metal tone
  3. BrandonBass


    May 29, 2006
    to me, its like this:

    metal = esp, spector, ibanez, rick, warwick
    'normal' rock = pbass, jbass, rick
    jazz, solo bassists etc = boutique basses, jbass
  4. SuperSnake2012

    SuperSnake2012 floppy b strings

    Dec 12, 2006
    Bronx, NY
    I use my Jazz and a Precision in my metal band, haha. I love my Fenders :)
  5. Jason Newsted has some PJ Sads.
  6. Do I count? :D

    Most of the time I'm a metal bassist and I rip my fretless Fender P out any chance I get. It's black on black and looks and sounds metal enough for me.

    Noone seems to mind - I've auditioned with it and jammed with it with metal bands and I'm yet to be asked to remove it in favour of my usual ESP F104.

    Then again, I've yet to be asked to take the ESP off when jamming 70's Rock N Roll tunes either.
  7. Doctor J

    Doctor J

    Dec 23, 2005
    Duke Erickson from Metal Church
    Frank Bello from Anthrax (though he has a new sig model out which is more Aerodyne than Precison)
    Mac from Acid Reign
    Frank Watkins from Obituary
    Joey Vera from Armored Saint
    Bob Daisley (played on most of Ozzy's albums)
    Steve DiGeorgio from Death, Sadus, Testament and more used to play a fretless P
    Mike Kirkland from Prong

    there are loads and loads more
  8. I read that list ^ and think to myself...


  9. idoru


    Dec 18, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Then you, my friend, need to be educated in metal :)
  10. +1. I didn't know those guys all used P's, but I knew a lot of the bands :)
  11. I only know Anthrax and Death from that list :meh:
  12. fenbass


    Feb 15, 2006
    gezer butler early black sabbath
  13. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Mike Labadie of Gojira.
  14. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Heavy + P-bass = Melvins
  15. jsbass


    Sep 3, 2006
    Newsted has a couple, uses them in recording.
  16. Yep, newsted uses Ps in recordings. Bob Daisley from ozzy, Geezer Buttler from Sabbath. Theres this one dude who recorded an album with dio too, who played a p bass, and he had a sweet angry p bass tone.
  17. MammaryVest


    Oct 18, 2006
    Stoneham, MA
    The guy from HIM uses a p-bass most of the time.
  18. D.E.C.


    Mar 20, 2006
    If it's from early Dio, it would be Jimmy Bain. Bob Daisley enjoys his old P-basses. He has an awesome tone and a pedigree a mile long, which speaks volumes for his talent.
  19. that guy from bauhaus (or something like that) has a black fretless p bass ('72 i think)
  20. I'm really backward - I use Roscoe's for metal :D

    The guy in Jon Oliva's Pain plays a P:

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