Geezer Butler tone

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by decadence, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. I'm wondering if any of you have suggestions for strings to get a Geezer Butler-ish tone. IE: Bouncy mids...check out Fairies Wear Boots by Black Sabbath to hear what I'm talking about.
  2. I believe Geezer used Rotosound Strings during early Sabbath era.
    PS: Give my regards to Sonoma County, I just moved to Illinois after 15 years in Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa.
  3. Go with Rotosounds anyways, I got a set of swings on my bass and I love them. They are very versitile in my opinion. I can get a good Sabbath sound when I want to out of them, try screwing with your eq too.
  4. brewer9

    brewer9 Guest

    Jul 5, 2000
    Crank your mids to 11 and let 'er rip!
  5. Thank you very much :)
    And I shall give your regards to SR :)
    I'm going to Sonoma State ATM
  6. camoe

    camoe Guest

    Sep 7, 2001
    Lafayette, CO
    In addition to using a certain string, I would suggest plucking near the neck as geezer does to emphasize his p bass tone.