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Cliff Burton was a bass guitarist best known for his work with the American heavy metal band Metallica from 1982 until 1986.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Cliff's bass rig.

 

 

Bass Guitars
- Rickenbacker 4001 (with Gibson EB humbucker and Dimarzio Jazz Bass pickup)
- Alembic Spoiler bass, black (stolen)
- Aria Pro II SB-1000 and SB Black 'n Gold I




Amps and Cabinets
- Mesa Boogie 4"x12" Cabinets & 1"x15" Cabinets

- Ampeg SVT-1540HE Classis Series Enclosure

- Mesa D-180 amp

- Mesa Boogie Bass 400 head

- Sunn Colliseum Lead head




Effects
- Morley Power Wah fuzz (power wah pic below)

Morley Power Wah Pedal

- Chrome Tel-Ray Morley Power Wah Boost. (discontinued since 1983)

- Electro Harmonix Big Muff

Electro-Harmonix Classics USA Big Muff PI Distortion / Sustainer Guitar Effects Pedal

- Electro Harmonix Bass Balls

Electro-Harmonix Nano Bassballs Envelope Filter Bass Effects Pedal

- Ibanez HD1500 Delay/harmonizer

- Boss CS-1 compressor



Strings

- Rotosound bass strings

Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings

Note: Cliff played bass with his fingers.

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