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MetalIsArt
02-26-2012, 09:23 AM
I want to learn electric bass one day, and my dream is a Rick 4001/4003.

5. Tom Hamilton - Aerosmith

http://i44.tinypic.com/2rclrbs.gif

Just take Sweet Emotion, his signature song. The added bass marimba gives it a certain crunch.

He seems a fun guy too.

Favourite track: Sweet Emotion

brutal_descent
02-26-2012, 09:26 AM
I'm predicting Steve Harris...

MetalIsArt
02-26-2012, 09:28 AM
I'm predicting Steve Harris...

You'll see... :bouville: :D

MetalIsArt
02-27-2012, 01:26 AM
4. Ian Kilmister (Motörhead)

http://i41.tinypic.com/2psnd49.jpg

Also known as "Lemmy", or so I heard. :D ;) :tongue:

He's not the most technical player and he's actually a guitarist, but he has a unique sound, made out of customized Rickenbackers (and Marshalls). They made a signature model, the 4004 LK:

http://i41.tinypic.com/2u5uo9y.jpg

Would love to get one, but it was produced in VERY limited quantities.

The word icon was invented for him.

Favourite track: I Don't Believe A Word

MetalIsArt
02-27-2012, 01:32 AM
3. John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)

http://i40.tinypic.com/34xpaop.jpg

He influenced my number 5!

What can I say? Not the most famous face of Zep, he gave the band a thunderous foundation.

Favourite track: Good Times Bad Times

MetalIsArt
02-27-2012, 01:35 AM
2. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)

http://i42.tinypic.com/21abdd5.jpg

Should be an inspiration for any metalhead, as he was part of a certain band that created our beloved genre.

Heavy, pumping bass lines, great stage performance. Did he play the parts on "Heaven & Hell"? I believe so...

Favourite track: Iron Man

MetalIsArt
02-27-2012, 01:37 AM
1. Cliff Burton (Metallica)

http://i41.tinypic.com/35bbcx1.jpg

Enough said.

IrritatedTrout
02-27-2012, 08:03 AM
The last four are all great choices. Man, Lemmy's bass is sweet.

MetalIsArt
02-27-2012, 12:04 PM
Honourable mentions are John Deacon & Geddy Lee.

MetalIsArt
02-27-2012, 12:05 PM
The last four are all great choices. Man, Lemmy's bass is sweet.

Number 5 is criminally underrated.