Frank Joseph Bello (born July 9, 1965) is an Italian American musician who plays bass guitar for the thrash metal band Anthrax.
Frank Joseph Bello is the nephew of Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante. Bello had a younger brother Anthony, who was murdered in the Bronx, New York City, on March 25, 1996. His murder was never solved. Bello has a tattoo on his right upper arm, with a design of Anthony’s face, with the words ‘In Memory of Anthony’ below it.
Bello was originally a roadie and guitar technician for Anthrax, but later replaced Dan Lilker soon after the release of the band’s 1984 debut album Fistful of Metal, and has held this position ever since, excluding a brief departure in 2004 in order to join Helmet – another New York City-based metal band. His stint in the band was brief, as Bello reunited with Anthrax the following year, and has remained in the band since.
Frank Bello is the high energy, always-rocking bassist of New York thrash metal icons Anthrax. With an unmistakable sound and onstage personality, Frank uses his ESP signature bass to lay down the law with Anthrax every night.
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Construction Bolt-On. Scale 34″ with a basswood body. Neck 5Pc. Maple/Rosewood. Fingerboard Rosewood. Fingerboard Radius 305mm and a black satin finish. Nut Width 45mm. Nut Type Molded. Neck Contour U. Frets/Type 24 XJ. Hardware Color Chrome. Strap Button Standard. Tuners LTD. Bridge TOM & Tailpiece. Neck PU ESP Designed SB-5N. Bridge PU ESP Designed SB-5B. Electronics Passive P.U. w/ Active EQ. Electronics Layout Vol/Bal/ABQ-3 3-Band EQ. Case CBBASSFF. Case not included.
Construction Bolt-On. Scale 34″ with Body Alder and Neck Maple. Fingerboard Ebony. Fingerboard Radius 305mm with a black satin finish. Nut Width 42mm. Nut Type Molded. Neck Contour FB Original U. Frets/Type 21 XJ. Hardware Color Chrome. Strap Button Standard. Tuners LTD Vintage. Bridge Gotoh 201B-4. Neck PU EMG PX. Bridge PU EMG JX. Electronics Active. Electronics Layout Vol/Bal/Tone. Case CSURVBASSFF. Case not included.