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Getting that Geezer tone in Heaven and Hell

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by gnr_her, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. hi guys, I'm playing in a heavy rock band a la Sabbath and i'm a huge fan of Geezer's tone.

    So the thing is that i have the P bass, I have the 300w tube amp... and what about the strings?
    I know that in the early years he played with light rounds... but the tone i want this:


    I think that he's using Labella's Black Beautis... the sound is in the middle of a flat and rounds...
    Would some GHS Precision flatwounds sound like that? I have a local dealer who is almost give them free...
  2. Rushlover13


    Jul 7, 2009
    Half wounds by DR ring a bell?
  3. DR Strings

    DR Strings

    Feb 24, 2006
    Emerson, NJ
    Mktg. Executive, DR HandMade Strings
    Geezer's been using our Black Beauty 45's and 50's over the last 5-6 years.
  4. You've got to realize,too,that ol' Geezer is using a bass with a P & J pick-up configuration.So,he gets a little more "edge/bite",to his tone from the bridge pick-up.
    So,my logic is:
    If he's using a ground-wound string (a string in between rounds & flats),I would go with a Round wound string to get a little more "bite" outta that P-Bass,of yours.

    Good Luck,

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