Robert Trujillos bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rioderic, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Rioderic


    Jan 9, 2017
    Hello everyone, I've got a question for ya guys.
    Well I've been watching some Metallicas "making of" videos ( this one was of Moth into Flame to be specific ) and I saw this beautiful bass.
    The thing is I am either bad at googling stuff or this one doesn't exist at all.
    Here's the one:
    Isn't it a beauty?
    Anyone's got an idea what kind of a bass that might be? It would definitely go on my wishlist!
    Thanks for your help in advance.

  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    ESP or LTD, I think.
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  3. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    It definitely looks like an ESp (or LTD) headstock, no idea what model though.
  4. Rioderic


    Jan 9, 2017
    It could be custom made tho, what do you think?
    But that would mean (well according to logic) it would appear in his signature basses (which he has a lot tbh), buuuut it does not...
    Well it's time to dig thru all models of ESP and LTD then, until I find it or someone will save my poor soul.

    EDIT: I just checked, his signature basses seem to be Warwicks, lawl
  5. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
  6. gwangi


    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    Possibly a Fernandez body but that neck really looks like a LTD neck for sure.
  7. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    most certainly a Custom Shop ESP.
    body shape/headstock are just like this one
  8. Resonance129


    Feb 15, 2011
    Somethin about that body shape I really like. Especially in that olive drab-ish color.
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  9. pnutz

    pnutz Supporting Member

    yeah, gotta go with a custom esp.

    kirk and james have been endorsing esp for decades. looks like esp snagged robert to complete the collection. or it's a one-off, custom build built for him.

    the green one above looks like his fernandes. what a coinky-dink... ;)

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Must have gotten hooked up with ESP through James and Kirk's long relationship with them.
  11. Staredge


    Aug 7, 2010
    Damascus, MD
    Why does it look like something took a big bite out of it down by the bridge??? :wideyed:
  12. Runnerman

    Runnerman Registered Bass Player

    Mar 14, 2011
    music stand
  13. herndonbassist

    herndonbassist Low Down Thumper

    Apr 7, 2005
    Herndon, VA - NoVa
    If you remember the movie where they were auditioning for a new bass player, Metallica's got a room full of basses that belong to the band. He may have just come across it there, and decided to use it for a session or two.
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  14. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Rob is one of those guys that has a Sig model, but still plays a million other basses. He does use his Warwicks, but that guy has an insane collection of rare basses.
    As others have said, it looks like an ESP headstock, but who knows if it is a custom built or some kind of frankenbass. It is a nifty finish whatever it is.
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  15. Rioderic


    Jan 9, 2017
    Damn too bad, this finish is glorious :c
    Thanks for help anyway guys.
  16. FC Bass

    FC Bass Alembic and Mesa/Boogie junkie

    Jun 9, 2006
    I'm pretty sure this was referred to as "ESP Trujillo signature" on the Metallica site, never seen it put on the market by ESP though....
  17. FC Bass

    FC Bass Alembic and Mesa/Boogie junkie

    Jun 9, 2006
  18. Including Jaco's Bass of Doom. drool:cool::thumbsup:
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  19. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    So he says. I'm a little suspicious about that. Unless someone has a serial number, I can't go on "it feels like it."
  20. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Trujillo probably has companies from across the globe throwing stuff at him, hoping he'll give them a shot.

    He certainly does have a mix of basses on tour with him... does a great job of spreading the love.