The latest issue of Gi is now available and features Journey founder Neal Schon gracing the front cover alongside Animals As Leaders' Tosin Abasi. Issue 19 also includes interviews with Manuel Rodriguez and Misha Mansoor plus Gi's newest tutor Sam Bell brings to you an exclusive Tosin Masterclass plus the first instalment of his brand new series in 8-string guitar techniques.
THE BASSMENT_BASS GUITAR REVIEW
Metallica's original bassist, the late Cliff Burton, was one of the champions of Aria’s hugely
successful SB basses back in the 1980s. Now the Japanese manufacturer has launched a replica
of Cliff’s own bass. How does it stand up after 30 years? Tim Slater assesses the legend.
Aria’s SB basses pretty-much dominated the 1980s and were favoured by an impressive host
of semi-professional and professional bassists encompassing a huge range of musical styles.
Among the most exciting of these was a young Californian bassist named Cliff Burton whose
playing demonstrated astounding dexterity, power and intensity. When Burton was invited to
join Metallica in 1982, the whole band even moved - at Burton’s insistence - to his native San
Francisco as he was unwilling to relocate to Metallica’s original home base of Los Angeles, such
was the high regard in which his four-string skills were held!
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Aria Pro II SB Black ‘N’ Gold Tribute