4 String SG

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Kazz3lrath, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. Kazz3lrath


    Jan 5, 2012
    I have a new Gibson SG, and would like to switch out the factory strings for something better. If I want a really fat, heavy sound. What should I use? I have heard good things about GHS Boomers. Do they work? Should I use something else? What about string gauge?
  2. NOT


    Jul 15, 2011
    Try Nikki Sixx Dean Markely Helix strings. I use 'em on all my Gibsons. They last a long time and sound heavy, deep, and punchy. 110-50.

    I stopped using GHS after I discovered these strings.
  3. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
  4. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
  5. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    LaBella flats on my SG gave me the perfect classic 70's rock tone. Thin Lizzy, UFO, Sabbath - just loved 'em.

    Also tried D'addario black nylon tapes (nice Beatle's Sgt. Peppers tone) and short scale round wounds by Ken Smith (strong mids with bite - similar to Rotosound 66) and D'addario XL-160 nickel rounds (bright at first, but mellow in 12 hours of playing to a nice round tone).

    If you need the bass to be versatile and cover a few different genres (rock, metal, blues, jazz, country), then I would recommend the D'addario XL-160. They have the broadest range. But if you just play classic/hard rock, I don't think you can beat the LaBella 760 flats. They are just magical on the SG.