Hello bass players and fans of bass playing!
This is it! A classic for the metalheads…
Song: “For Whom the Bell Tolls”
Words & Music by James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich & Cliff Burton
Genre: Heavy metal
Bass Player: Cliff Burton
Album: Ride the Lightning (1984)
“For Whom the Bell Tolls” was released as the second single from the album. The chromatic introduction was played by Cliff Burton with his bass guitar through distortion and a wah-wah pedal.
* “For Whom the Bell Tolls” has also appeared on Metallica‘s live 1999 album S&M, in which Metallica performed with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
Fig. 1 – For Whom the Bell Tolls’ Famous Bass Intro: