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Trujillo at the Grammys - what was he playing?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by belimad, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. belimad


    Mar 2, 2011
    London, UK
    Anyone has any thoughts on what bass was Robert Trujillo playing during Metallica's appearance @ the Grammys?
  2. probably his streamers and his one jazz bass but it didnt watch sorry
  3. belimad


    Mar 2, 2011
    London, UK
    Looked like the bass he was playing had a black pickguard. Definitely not a jazz bass.
    If it was a streamer, it was fairly modded. I couldn't take a good luck unfortunately.
  4. belimad


    Mar 2, 2011
    London, UK
    Here are a few screen captures

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  5. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum.

    Jun 5, 2011
    I just watched their performance of "One" (pretty awesome by the way). Looks like it could have been a Warwick modified with a pickguard...possibly his sig model?

    EDIT: Just saw the pictures...hm. No good views of the headstock.
  6. belimad


    Mar 2, 2011
    London, UK
    And here's another one

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  7. Bufalo

    Bufalo Funk in the Trunk Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Harrisburg, PA
    Warwick streamer CV

  8. belimad


    Mar 2, 2011
    London, UK
    Yeah, that's what I thought first, but then I looked up his sig model... not really the same bass:


    Edited: what Bufalo said - looks like a Streamer CV
  9. Thundar

    Thundar Living in sin at the Holiday Inn Supporting Member

    Streamer CV...what Bufalo said
  10. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    OT: i was sure hoping that Taylor Swift would've filled out by now.:(
    :eek:poor thang looks famished!:crying:
  11. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    She's anything but poor.

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yeah, Robert has Warwicks in the touring mix.
  13. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    I watched the last minute or two of their performance with Lang Lang, and Robert's bass was definitely sporting the telltale Warwick logo on the headstock.
  14. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Looked like a Warwick to me.
  15. ilikebass7


    Sep 7, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: Marco Bass Guitars
    Streamer CV with Rusty finish?
  16. B Major

    B Major

    Nov 20, 2013
    Boston, Ma.
    He plays a Warwick. He is one of their signature artists. His custom is a cool mettalic silver. Not a metal fan but I love me some Warwicks......
  17. Warwick Streamer CV. It's a nice bit of vintage style injected into the Warwick look.
  18. beebassdude

    beebassdude Supporting Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Sterling, VA
    that performance was one of the worst things ive ever seen. metallica is so terrible now, butchering their own song on national TV is just another low in their long line of embarrassing lows at this point. kirks play has deteriorated to that of a competent 8th grader, lars double bass during the end was laughable, there were multiple times the band was out of time with each other, just a joke.

    so sad, im gonna go watch cliff em all and year in the life and just remember when this band cared about quality.
  19. I thought it was terrible too... I was surprised that they played the last part that fast though.... seeing as how they are 70 and all.
  20. Kragnorak


    Sep 20, 2008
    The tempo was fast, but were the notes? Here's a poll. Were they playing:

    A: Sextuplets
    B: 16th notes
    C: tremolo mush
    D: Mush because some members are playing the sextuplets and others are resorting to 16ths

    I honestly don't know the answer from the bad-sounding vids on YouTube, but it certainly sounded tight as an open mic jam.