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fc_spoiler
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Post Number: 153
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2006 - 3:13 am:   Edit Post

I've posted some pictures of Cliff Burton with his black Spoiler somewhere else on this board, Please click here
hieronymous
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Post Number: 22
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Monday, August 07, 2006 - 6:33 pm:   Edit Post

RIP Kliff
fc_spoiler
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Post Number: 614
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 11:21 am:   Edit Post

All the pictures I found:



eligilam
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Post Number: 52
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 12:27 pm:   Edit Post

The shockwaves of Cliff's death reverberated more soundly than even those of Archduke Ferdinand...truly one of the greatest losses ever.

My favorite recorded Cliff moment: that really cool high-register fill in "Am I Evil" right after the breakdown....the engineer really pushed his fader up on that one.

Will d.
lbpesq
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Post Number: 2579
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Monday, August 20, 2007 - 5:21 pm:   Edit Post

I really don't get comparing the death of some guy I never heard of from some death metal band (judging by the pictures) to World War I. A bit over the top, maybe?

Bill, tgo
jorge_s
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Post Number: 156
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Monday, August 20, 2007 - 7:47 pm:   Edit Post

Yes I am sure it is a bit over the top. But I remember that day very well though. I was in high school and everyone acted as if a close family member had died. Metallica has a very close following and the death of their bassist was a very sad moment.
eligilam
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Post Number: 53
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Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 6:23 am:   Edit Post

I was attempting an aggrandizement. Looks like I succeeded.

Will
hydrargyrum
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Post Number: 284
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 6:52 am:   Edit Post

Not a Metallica fan I take it Bill? :-)
lbpesq
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Post Number: 2580
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 6:56 am:   Edit Post

Does it show? hehehehe

Bill, tgo
fc_spoiler
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Post Number: 646
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 9:27 am:   Edit Post

Found another one:

alembic83
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Username: alembic83

Post Number: 33
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2008 - 9:26 pm:   Edit Post

Hey fc - resurrecting this old thread to post a few more pics of Cliff with his Alembic. Maybe you haven't seen these yet.



fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 775
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 5:05 pm:   Edit Post

Great pix, thanx!
Also found this:

First picture I saw showing clearly his Mesa amps :-) (2x D-180)
tmoney61092
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Post Number: 28
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 8:43 pm:   Edit Post

ok, i can sort of understand not being a Metallica fan, but how can you not be a big fan of all the bass players that they have had, Cliff Burton-bass genious and crazy fast with his fingers, Jason Newsted-very melodic rhythems and use of chords in his bass solos, Robert Trujillo-not my favorite but still a damn good bass player
alembic83
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Username: alembic83

Post Number: 34
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 10:10 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah, the pic with his SB-1000 and Mesa rig is great, too. Looks like it must have been either Donington '85 or Day on the Green '85. Well, if there are any newly found Alembic pics, I guess this is where they'll end up!
blackelan
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Username: blackelan

Post Number: 13
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2009 - 11:06 pm:   Edit Post

Just an FYI. Cliff's Black Alembic was stolen out of his car in Castro Valley. I am not sure of the date but it was sometime in 85.

I dont know if Alembic has any record of this Spoiler or it was reported stolen to them. It could be that Cliff never wrote down the serial? It would be intresting to find out as I am sure the bass is in circulation and someone may own it and not know its history.
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 840
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 10:16 am:   Edit Post

Cliff in Amsterdam:



Picture was taken in '84
alembic83
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Username: alembic83

Post Number: 35
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 6:08 am:   Edit Post

Great find! I think I remember one bootleg from Germany '84 (maybe the "Capn's of Crunch" bootleg CD) where James introduced Cliff before his solo. James said Cliff was going to show off his new gear, or something like that. He must have been talking about the Spoiler. I will have to try and find the exact show...I always wondered which bass he was unveiling (Aria SB1000 or Alembic), but it must've been the Alembic.
alembic83
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Username: alembic83

Post Number: 41
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Saturday, August 01, 2009 - 5:55 am:   Edit Post

Found a couple more pics of Cliff with his Spoiler:




(Message edited by davehouck on August 01, 2009)
alembic83
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Username: alembic83

Post Number: 43
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 3:36 pm:   Edit Post

A few more of Cliff with the Spoiler...Wish I knew the dates they were taken.


alembic83
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Username: alembic83

Post Number: 56
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 7:03 am:   Edit Post

I found a few more pics of Cliff with his Spoiler. Hopefully this bass will show up someday!





(Message edited by alembic83 on May 18, 2010)
blackelan
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Username: blackelan

Post Number: 134
Registered: 7-2007
Posted on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 11:29 pm:   Edit Post

There is a ton of Alembic with Cliff pics on this video which is really cool but kind of crappy sound quality:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpHNhi85uJg
I can't wait for Mica to look up that serial on my Spoiler because there is a good chance it's Cliff's old one.
tmoney61092
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Post Number: 380
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Friday, June 25, 2010 - 6:01 pm:   Edit Post

any news on that?

~Taylor
robertodiazj
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Post Number: 16
Registered: 3-2006
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 6:48 pm:   Edit Post

I know this is an old post but I think it goes here, this is a pic posted in the Metallica Official FB with Cliff using his spoiler:

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150380895260264&set=a.10150375682595264.349894.10212595263&type=1&theater
that_sustain
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Username: that_sustain

Post Number: 10
Registered: 8-2012
Posted on Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 5:39 pm:   Edit Post

Cliff was the most amazing Metal Bassist. His technique was so advanced. That picture of him with the short bangs in his eyes is an indication of Cliff having the Spoiler as far back as 1983. This means he probably used in on 1984's "Ride The Lightening". Great "lightening" tone on that record, which has been remixed with added bass on you tube..thanks to Guitar Hero. No complaints, here.
fc_spoiler
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Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1383
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 - 5:54 am:   Edit Post

I'm pretty sure RTL is recorded with the Rickenbacker.
You can download the December 20, 1984 London show from Metallica.com: http://www.livemetallica.com/live-music/0,160/Metallica-mp3-flac-download-12-20-1984-Lyceum-London-UK.html
The spoiler must be on that recording, the above picture in Amsterdam was taken December 7, 1984.
Also Cliff's best solo (imho)
that_sustain
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Username: that_sustain

Post Number: 12
Registered: 8-2012
Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012 - 1:40 pm:   Edit Post

Very cool. Thank you.

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