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Heeey [Jul. 9th, 2006|04:31 pm]
Hard Rock/ Metal Guitarists/Bassists

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[seein_stars011]
[Current Music |Megadeth - Symphony of Destruction]

Name: Ray (Rachel)
Age: 17
Guitar(s)/Bass(es): Fender Squier Bass (but once I get a respecatable job, that'll change...)
Amp(s): Fender, but I borrow my friend's Behringer all the time. God I need a job...
Pedals: Meh. I don't use pedals much. I've only been playing for about a year...
Fave guitarists (or bassists)/ influences: Duff (Guns N Roses), Rachel Bolan (Skid Row)... I tell people I'm named after him *snicker*, and my IDOL- Steve Harris from Iron Maiden.

I was referred over here by war_nervedbd. (Thanks, by the way) It looks awesome.

Oh, and I was wondering if any of you bass players could help me out a bit. I'm looking to start saving for a new bass... if any of you have any recommendations for me that would be awesome. I'm still in high school, and can only work part time, so I'm looking for something that plays nice, but without a ginourmous price tag... ya know? Thanks a million.

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[User Picture]From: seein_stars011
2006-07-10 03:13 am (UTC)
Oh I know... I wanted to go to that Ozzfest so bad but stuff came up... familiy problems and shit. And now who knows if they'll ever tour North America again... :(
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[User Picture]From: war_nervedbd
2006-07-10 02:23 am (UTC)
YO! wats good? nice to see you joined. we're trying to get this community really started, so you can probably help out.

As far as basses, you should check into schecter and esp. neither cost all that much. im actually looking into a schecter stilleto elite 5 string. they're pretty nice.

i would say bc rich since i own one, except they suck stock. the only decent ones are the nj (now the nt series), i have an nj warlock, but u have to customize the shit out of them. i put a new bridge on, new tuners, new pickups and new electronics in it...so it doesnt suck too bad.

my favorite, would have to be rickenbackers. i'm actually saving for a 4003 right now. i got over half the money. the problem is it takes 6-9 months for a delivery from the factory since they're handmade, but its worht it. best fingerstyle bass in my opinion.

aight, have a good one.
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[User Picture]From: war_nervedbd
2006-07-11 02:50 pm (UTC)
the problem with 4001s is that theres only 1 truss rod and the necks kind of weak so your only supposed to put flatwound strings on them. the 4003 was made for roundwound strings. thats why they stopped makin 4001s. but they are still rpetty sick.
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[User Picture]From: war_nervedbd
2006-07-10 02:24 am (UTC)
oh, and if you want to hear 2 of the SICKEST bass players ever, listen to oldskool metallica (kill em all, ride the lightning, master of puppets) with cliff burton or any primus/les calypool. i can send some files through AIM if u wish.
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[User Picture]From: seein_stars011
2006-07-10 03:09 am (UTC)
Yeah MetallicA is kickass. Not so much a fan of Master of Puppets but I love Ride the Lightning (and call me a sellout, but I really enjoy the Black Album as well... heh). But... doesn't Burton use a 5 string?
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[User Picture]From: war_nervedbd
2006-07-10 03:48 pm (UTC)
nope. only 4 strings. he used a rickenbacker in the first 2 albums and an aria and an alembic on MOP
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[User Picture]From: seein_stars011
2006-07-10 05:30 pm (UTC)
Wierd. No idea where that 5 string idea came from.

BTW... you're kickass. Mind if I friend you?
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[User Picture]From: war_nervedbd
2006-07-11 02:50 pm (UTC)
go for it. i was actually gonna ask you to friend me.
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[User Picture]From: war_nervedbd
2006-07-10 03:52 pm (UTC)
the black album isnt bad... i just think that its a pretty weak album. i dont like any of the harder songs on it (except sad but true's decent), but the slower songs are pretty good
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[User Picture]From: seein_stars011
2006-07-10 04:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and really I think half the reason I love it so much is because one of my Dad's favorite song has always been Nothing Else Matters. Kind of a sentimental thing going on there...
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From: jinx_meister
2006-07-10 09:04 am (UTC)
And Justice For All, best old school album of metallica. Though Dream Theater have some good bass parts in them.
Hmm, top notch basses:

+ Burns Bison
+ Burn Scorpion
+ Maverick
+ Westfield

The Burns Basses are the cheapest but they also look the best. To play on they're pretty good too.
Oh and Ibanez is the best bet ;)
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[User Picture]From: war_nervedbd
2006-07-10 03:50 pm (UTC)
and justice for all was the best GUITAR album, but the bass was so weak in it, newsted comepletely fucked up the band, but that album is good... i'd have to say the best bass albums probably kill em all between anesthesia and the four horsemen, and the best overall was probably kill em all, if not MOP.
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[User Picture]From: seein_stars011
2006-07-10 04:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And actually, I'm really liking that Maverick... Hmmm...
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