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Iron Maiden Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by The Hollow, Apr 21, 2002.

  1. Hey !

    I was wondering if any of u guys know what sort of strings does Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) bassist uses ??

    Cause I really need strings right now...
  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Rotosound flatwounds.
  3. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
  4. Ok... thanx !!!
  5. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    yup...another vote for the steve harris sig flats
  6. Newsted


    Jun 24, 2001
    he says that it uses Rotosound flatwounds.
    i dont believe it :)
  7. Rotosound flats are very bright, brighter than a lot of roundwounds. They're not known for durability, though--Harris can sometimes go through two sets a night.
  8. Don't you think that it's weird though, that his signature series of string is just the same as one of their standard gauges??? I realise that that's ther power of advertising and endorsements, but I wonder what the price difference is just for a different box???

    Oh and before I forget, I have recently put a set of Roto 77s on my P-bass Special, now if only I could play like Steve Harris.......
  9. I think the SH signature strings have blue silk endings á la West Ham colours instead of the usual red- still not worth paying extra;)

    one thing about Rotosound 50-110 flats is the odd gauging - 50-75-95-110

    I used to use that Roto flats set, and found the A and D tighter than the others- 50-70-90-110 would even it out.

    on my Hohner acoustic I first put a 35-60-80-95 Roto Jazz set on, and similarly found the A and D tighter than the other strings.

    Rotosound later changed the gauging to 35-55-75-95 which is a lot more even-feeling - and sounding too, on fretless. that's the set I've got on the Hohner now.
    but they've left the 50-110 set the same:confused:
  10. PICK


    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    These one's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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