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good strings for metallica and les claypool

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by tallicabassist0, Mar 11, 2006.


  1. tallicabassist0

    tallicabassist0

    Feb 16, 2005
    i currently use Warwick Red Label 5-string for bass

    im looking to buy new strings and try something new out,
    anyone know of any strings that are good for metallica stuff
    and what is good for les claypool stuff

    (give both if u can)

    i heard DR Strings Hi Beams are good, u think so?
     
  2. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess I'm Your New Dad

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    Well, Claypool uses Carl Thompson strings. Newsted uses SITs or Dean Markleys, last time I checked.

    I'm a big fan of the DRs, I use the XL Coated ones.
    If you don't mind really coarse strings, Markley Blue Steels are nice...except they have really short life. I dunno, what kind of bass are you using?
     
  3. tallicabassist0

    tallicabassist0

    Feb 16, 2005
    i use a Warwick Rockbass Corvette Classic 5-String

    i think i may go for the DRs
     
  4. DR lowriders....thick, tight, round warm and fat!
     
  5. SuperSonic!!!

    SuperSonic!!!

    Oct 26, 2005
    YORKSHIRE
    Well, lighter strings are usually better for slap...
     
  6. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess I'm Your New Dad

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    DRs would probably be the way to go.
     
  7. GSRLessard14

    GSRLessard14 All-Things-Claypool Enthusiast

    Jun 23, 2005
    Newington, CT
    Les uses Dean Markley nickel blue steel, light guage, maybe 45-100.
     
  8. DRs, FatBeams, HighBeams or low riders. Stay away from roundwould stings IMO.
    I'm using DA Chromes flatwounds, and guess what, they work for hardrock, listen to Iron Maden and AC/DC & Sabath those are flats you're hearing.
     
  9. Ahfurfuksek!

    Ahfurfuksek!

    Mar 15, 2006
    Ireland
    I'm in a similar pickle (if you could call it that??), lookin to re-string and on certain advice searched out some dean markleys (for a good metal sound) but for some damn reason i can't get them over this part of the world.

    DR strings were also recommended but what's the deal with stringin them (i hear it's not so straight forward) anyway, would a set of medium ernie Slinky's suffice as they seem to be the only damn string they sell over here :confused: (i've tried Rotosound and elites but fancy something different).
     
  10. bobdob20

    bobdob20

    Mar 5, 2006
  11. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member


    Also check out the Sadowsky Bright Nickles :bassist:
     
  12. nad

    nad 60 Cycle Humdinger

    Sep 22, 2005
    Can I make the first Justice joke?

    Just take your strings off, that will give you the definitive ...And Justice for All tone. :p