One of the greatest musicians who ever walked the Earth. A master songwriter and an experimental technical master of the bass guitar. He played bass solos at 100 miles per hour using a wah pedal (Morley) and distortion (Electro-Harmonix Big Muff). He joined Metallica in the early eighties after about a month of begging from James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. When he finally joined, he wrote some of their biggest hits, and would have wrote more if it wasn't for a bus accident on September 27th, 1986. He was only 24. His bass in the earlier days was a Rickenbacker, in later days he used an Aria Pro II SB-1000. Aria should really make this bass more available.
"How would you fuckheads like to meet Cliff Burton, the major rager on the four string motherfucker!?"
"Why don't we all say hi to Cliff? Hi Cliff!"
"Doo, DOO Doo DOO Doo DOO, doo BWAH"
"Mommy, I hear thunder."
"Oh, that's not thunder... it's Cliff, up there, playing his bass..."
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