Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan joined an interview with Softtube to promote a new plugin dedicated to Lemmy Kilmister and revealed why he started to use a different pick due to Kilmister.
Motörhead legend Lemmy Kilmister is always considered one of the most talented and influential bass guitarists of all time thanks to his own extraordinary and unmatchable technique. He mostly used a Marshall Amplification 1992 JMP Super Bass Mark 2 bass stack during his performances.
Thus, Softube collaborated with Motörhead’s Grammy-winning producer Cameron Webb and released the Marshall Murder One Lemmy signature plugin which was inspired by the guitarist’s favorite instrument. Duff McKagan also shared his ideas about the product and stated that people can have Kilmister’s sound with this plugin.
Then, the Guns N’ Roses icon Duff McKagan unveiled that he decided to use a ticker pick to find the sound that Lemmy Kilmister created years ago. It seems that the late Motörhead legend had a great influence on McKagan’s career especially when he chose to be a professional musician.
McKagan said in his interview that:
“I chose to play with a pick because of Lemmy. It’s a much thicker pick than I use. You can have Lemmy’s sound through this plugin, you’ve got all the tools to mimic his sound. All you have to do at that point is remember to attack the bass.”
You can check out the video below.