Talented 5 string metal players?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by CaM90, Jun 23, 2005.

  1. CaM90


    Dec 14, 2004
    Recently I have got alittle into metal. I play a 5 string and I want to know some good metal bassists that use a 5 string. Do not reccomend four string bassists (Cliff, Harris, Geddy, etc). Any genre of metal is fine. Also do not metion John Myung because he plays a 6 and I do already know some songs can be played on a 5.
  2. Lockout


    Dec 24, 2002
    Ryan Martinie of Mudvayne plays a 5-string most of the time, doesn't he?
  3. CaM90


    Dec 14, 2004
    No a 4 I do believe. But I think he tunes BEAD.
  4. Cerb


    Sep 27, 2004
    Yes, definately Ryan Martinie. He has a few odd techniques that make his sound that much better.
  5. Steve Digiorgio (Sadus, Testament etc)

    Mikael Håkansson (Evergrey)

    Martin Henriksson (Dark Tranquillity)
  6. Nova


    Apr 19, 2002
    Williamstown, WV
    Bump for Steve DiGiorgio. He has some really cool video's on his website (http://www.stevedigiorgio.com/) of him playing Dynamo with Testament. AWESOME player.

    Also, Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse.
  7. conk97


    May 2, 2005
    redditch, uk
    no ryan tune his bass CFCD (or something like that)
  8. Ryan Martinie uses both 4's and 5's, fours tuned CGCF AND BEAD. He used Warwick thumbs.

    Robert Trujillo also used 5ers some of the time.

    Jason Newstead used Shadowsky and Alembic 5ers almost 70% of the time.
  9. conk97


    May 2, 2005
    redditch, uk
    James Leach from sikth
  10. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Dave Ellefson - Megadeth
  11. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium

    Have a look on this site, all very talented metal bassplayers, not all 5 stringers tough..

    edit; aaah, bummer, it seems to have disappeared, excellent info on that site :scowl:
  12. timo


    May 31, 2005
    Halifax, UK
    I like Rex Robert Brown from Pantera. Glad no ones mentioned Mr Clicky yet.
  13. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    Here are some guys off the top of my head that I think are pretty good metal bassists:

    Unearth: Jon Maggard
    Lamb of God: John Campbell
    Dillenger Escape Plan: Liam Wilson
    Zero Hour: Troy Tipton

    The last guy nobody has heard of unless you're deep into the prog-death metal stuff, but they are an extremely talented band. Troy Tipton is probobly the best "shredder" that I heard in metal for some time now. He does a bunch of tap arpeggios and for the most part the band plays odd-time, exotic scales which really makes what he plays sound amazing.
  14. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Steve DiGiorgio and Sean Malone if we are restricted to 5 string players. I'd add Martin Mendz, Taneli Jarva and Steve Harris to the list if we aren't excluding 4 stringers.

    I don't think Martin from DT uses a 5, he didn't either time I've seen them. Awesome bassist though.
  15. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    Steve Digiorgio, Ex-Death, Testament, Ex-Vintersorg, Sadus
    Alex Webster, Cannibal Corpse
    ICS Vortex, Dimmu Borgir, ex-Borknagar (he is a great singer too)
    Rex Brown - ex-Pantera, Down(?)
  16. Tash


    Feb 13, 2005
    Bel Air Maryland
    Steve is still "in" Vintersorg, as much as he is "in" any band except for Sadus. They are all side projects for him essentially. Vintersorg from what I understand is a side project for everyone involved.
  17. JustinCredible


    Feb 15, 2005
    MUDVAYNE RYAN MARTINIE he kicks ass! but the new stuff he plays a 4-string and on L.D.50 thats all 5-string bass and best bass lines ever :bassist: :bassist: :bassist: :bassist:
  18. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    ok cool! [​IMG]