High tension strings in E flat tuning for pick playing.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Rustylunchbox, Feb 5, 2014.


  1. Rustylunchbox

    Rustylunchbox

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    I play very fast thrash metal with a pick in a band. I am looking for a set of string that stays very tight in E flat tuning / half step down when playing with a pick. I tried thicker strings but it seems like the thinner strings are tighter on my other bass albeit not tight. I always thought the thicker the more tension but I can see how that might not be but anyways. What does everyone recommend?
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    DR DDTs are designed for just that.
  3. Rustylunchbox

    Rustylunchbox

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    Ah yea I might look into those then :)
  4. JellinWellen

    JellinWellen

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    Try rotosound drop zones if you want some seriously tight strings.
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  6. Jensby design

    Jensby design

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    Try Circle K Strings if you want some seriously tight strings and also way more gauge options ;)
    I'd say like a .118 or .112 balanced set would be high tension but still very playable.

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