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David Ellefson Plays His Top Five Megadeth Bass Lines

Awhile back, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson stopped by the Guitar World studio in New York City to discuss—and play—his five favorite Megadeth bass riffs.

It's safe to say some of his choices will surprise you. Check it out above!

Megadeth are currently celebrating their 35th anniversary, and recently released the music video for "Lying in State," from their 2016 album, Dystopia.

You can follow the band on Facebook for more updates on their 35th anniversary activity.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.