MetalTabs.com - your source for Metal tabs
Home Forum What's New Submit a Tab FAQ Links Contact Us Link to Us


Go Back   MetalTabs.com Forum > Musicians > Bass Zone
User Name
Password


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 2003-08-16, 21:13
perry perry is offline
New Blood
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: toronto
Posts: 1
Thumbs up beginner bass

im a guitarist, and ive played for a few years, but i know very little when it comes to bass guitar. my brother, who has no experience at all is hoping to start playing bass soon, and i want to help him out. i was wondering if anyone could offer some information about good quality, relatively cheap beginner metal basses. any information will be appreciated! thanks.
__________________
..........................................
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 2003-08-17, 03:25
Anubis's Avatar
Anubis Anubis is offline
Supreme Metalhead
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: In the light of the Necroshine
Posts: 688
Alright man, as for a bass, you may want to check out a Rouge bass. Musiciansfriend.com has some real good deals on those. As for amps, geta good one like a 50 watt SWR working mans, or maybe some cheap ass Kustom 60 watt, but make sure to get a good amp to start with.

And for fuck's sake. introduce him to these fine bassists:

Cliff Burton (Metallica of course)
D.D. Verni (Overkill)
Rex Brown (Panter)
Steve Digorgio (Death, Sadus, Testament)
Blacky (Voivod)
Shane Embury (Napalm Death, and uggghhh. Brujeria)
Frank Bello (Anthrax)
Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
And of course the almighty Steve Harris (Iron Maiden, but any self respecting metalhead would know that.)

And if he's looking to be "Metal", but really likes Korn, tell him to go inflict that shit on some cheap ass Fender Geeeetar.
__________________
Stand your ground behind the times
And refuse to follow fashion
Write your poetry in anger
And then sing it with a passion
Painted faces in a circus
Images they brings to mind
When I read my Penny Dreadful
Filled with pictures of your kind
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 2003-08-20, 16:15
ChileanMetal's Avatar
ChileanMetal ChileanMetal is offline
Senior Metalhead
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Concepcion, Chile
Posts: 146
i think Sepultura is a nice and easy start
__________________
!My english realy sucks!
Muera Bolivia, Viva La Patria!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 2003-10-06, 11:34
Rattlehead Rattlehead is offline
Senior Metalhead
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 274
Let us not forget :
Alex Webster - Cannibal Corpse
John Myung - Dream Theater (damn how do you spell Myung)
I guess I'm being a moron adding to the list so I'll stop.

I wouldn't recommend Sepultura to a beginner, it's easy for the fretting hand, but the picking might be a little fast. Unless it's newer than Arise, then it's probably easy, but I'm not sure since I haven't heard it in almost 2 years.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 2003-10-06, 14:33
MetalPoldi's Avatar
MetalPoldi MetalPoldi is offline
Post-whore
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Greifswald, Germany
Posts: 1,379
Send a message via ICQ to MetalPoldi
Quote:
Originally posted by Rattlehead


I wouldn't recommend Sepultura to a beginner


But you recommened John Myung and Alex Webster.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 2003-10-07, 13:00
Rattlehead Rattlehead is offline
Senior Metalhead
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Posts: 274
Quote:
Originally posted by MetalPoldi
But you recommened John Myung and Alex Webster.

These names were the ones I would add to Anubis' list of bassists to introduce him to. Not stuff to learn to play.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 2003-10-08, 13:01
SoulSlayer SoulSlayer is offline
New Blood
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Midian
Posts: 29
Send a message via AIM to SoulSlayer
I was gonna say, teaching a beginner myung basslines is not gonna be a pleasant experience

Also check out Tony Choy, Roger Patterson (RIP), Sean Malone etc.

http://medieteknik.bth.se/joba01/ <-- fantastic site for metal bassists
__________________
Time has a way of taking time
Lonliness is not only felt by fools
Alone I call to ease the pain
Yearning to be held by you
Alone so alone Im lost
Consumed by the Pain
In My Darkest Hour [Written by Mustaine in memory of Cliff]
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:30.


========

Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer
Copyright © 2001-2009 MetalTabs.com. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2009, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.