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Metal bassists who DON'T use a pick..

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Thomas Kievit, Aug 28, 2012.


  1. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    So I know a couple of metal bassists who don't use a pick :

    John Myung (although he used it once for recording)
    Alex Webster
    Cliff Burton
    Franck Hermanny

    But I would like to know who else as a metal bassist doesn't use a pick...
     
  2. t77mackie

    t77mackie

    Jun 13, 2012
    Wormtown, MA
    Steve Harris
    Jeff Lords of Crimson Glory

    This list is gonna be huge...
     
  3. Not sure if these guys pass for metal bassists.

    Geezer Butler
    Billy Sheehan
    Eddie Jackson (Queensryche)
    Robert Trujillo (sometimes pick)
    Frank Belllo
    Rudy Sarzo
    Michael Anthony (sometimes pick)
    James Lamenzo (sometimes pick)
     
  4. Piggy8692

    Piggy8692

    Oct 2, 2010
    Northern Utah
    Ryan Martinie (Mudvayne)
    Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse)
     
  5. Dominic DeCosa

    Dominic DeCosa Habitual Line-Stepper Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 9, 2008
    Vero Beach, Florida
    DiCosimo Audio
    Bryan Beller (Dethklok)
     
  6. tylerwylie

    tylerwylie

    Jan 5, 2008
    Dunwoody, GA
    Sean Malone (Cynic)
    Steve DiGiorgio (Death, Soen, and more)
    Robin Zielhorst (Exivious)
    Joe Lester (Intronaut)
    Jeff Caxide (Isis - Sometimes pick)
    Evan Brewer (The Faceless)
     
  7. bill_banwell

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    The guy from Necrophagist.... damn i forgot his name, but he is awesome, and is a fingerstyle metal bass player.
     
  8. Jeroen Paul Thesseling!
     
  9. Paolo Gregoletto from Trivium. Awesome playing, and super fast finger style
     
  10. lwknives

    lwknives

    May 6, 2012
    this guy

    nick schendzielos
     
  11. Tractorr

    Tractorr

    Aug 23, 2011
    Philadelphia
    Mike Flores (Origin)
    Troy Sanders (Mastodon some songs sound like he does but he didn't when I saw them)
     
  12. Martin Mendez - Opeth
    Dan Briggs - Between the Buried and Me
    Troy Sanders - Mastodon (used picks to record by plays fingerstyle live)
    Arif (long surname) - Protest the Hero
     
  13. Not sure if Geezer passes as a metal bassist?? C'mon - he was THE original metal bassist
     
  14. dvelcich

    dvelcich

    Aug 27, 2012
    Jeff Hughell (formerly of Brain Drill, now solo)

     
  15. \m/cliffB\m/

    \m/cliffB\m/

    Jun 23, 2009
    dirty jearsy
    nick stewart from as blood runs black
    Danny Hauser from veil of maya
    black dahlia murders bass player (i forget his name)
    erin from the faceless
    the bass player from winds of plague
     
  16. PlatypusBassist

    PlatypusBassist

    Jun 15, 2011
    Linus Klausensitzer (i think that's the right spelling)
    Sean Malone
    John Myung
    Michael Lepond
    The bassist from Angra
    Dominic Lapointe
    Greg Christian
     
  17. Definitely

    Definitely Banned

    Cliff Burton
    Robert Trujillo (I don't believe he ever uses a pick, at least he doesn't with Metallica)
    Steve DiGiorgio
    Steve Harris
    Geezer Butler
     
  18. curbowkid

    curbowkid Guest

    Jun 27, 2011
    Brooklyn, New York
    Rickard persson

     
  19. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    How could I forget to mention him :bag::rollno:
     
  20. BullHorn

    BullHorn

    Nov 23, 2006
    Israel
    Tony Choy and Roger Patterson (RIP) of the amazing band Atheist. :)
     

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