In this one-minute video, Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister (who died last year, just a few days after celebrating his 70th birthday) demos the difference between how other bassists sound—and how he sounds.
“The basic difference is, most bass players sound like this,” says Lemmy before he plays a bouncy yet mild bass line in a major key. “Whereas I … [he adjusts his amp’s settings] sound quite different.”
He then launches into a riff slathered in his famous, one-man-band-worthy overdriven sound, which soon evolves into a tasty blues progression.
Written by Forgotten Guitar for Guitar World, which can be viewed by clicking here