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les claypool

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bass1, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. bass1


    Dec 11, 2004
    Does anyone know what gauge strings les uses?
  2. I heard he uses 2 A's for the E and the A, and uses 2 G's for the G and the D.....I'm not sure tho, so I'd get a second oopinion if I were you.
  3. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    I'd post this in the strings forum to get a good response.
  4. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Yep, he uses 2 A's and 2 G's, which are both Carl Thompson strings last time I checked.
  5. AuG


    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO
    I was under the impression that he only uses those string gauges for a couple of songs, most notably "Is it Luck?" So I guess he strings one of his 4 string basses like that, but for his other basses? You think he strings his Rainbow bass like that? :eyebrow:

  6. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Banned

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    I thought on the CT website it says he uses extra-light CT strings. I've heard the 2xA and 2xG thing, though.
  7. "He strings his Carl Thompson 6-string with a standard light-gauge set. "
  8. bill_banwell

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2002
    Haha, thats cool, never knew that, quite a unique way of doing things..
  9. I've heard that now a days, he uses 45-100 strings.