Jason Newstead is Metallica's old bass player, and for thoes metallica fans here can help me I hope. I want to know how he gets that crunchy, poppy, choppy sound he gets. (I hope you know what I mean). Like in Sad but true, or enter sandman, or a lot of the songs on load, and some on Reload. I asked some friends, and they said he snaps the strings with his pick. (Like poping, but with a pick). And I have been trying everything to do it but it does not work. Also AC/DC's bass player does it sometimes to, along with other older metal bands. I know its not an effect, or his tunning, and he uses round wound strings. It could be in his amp, or the sound they can give to his bass maybe, but I don't know. I hope that someone can please help me. I love that sound he gets, I even tryed the same type of picks too, which I know love.