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Need help finding the perfect set of strings....

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Scuzzy666, Dec 5, 2000.

  1. I'm looking for a heavy, demonic type of tone. If you've ever heard "Right Next Door To Hell" by Guns 'n' Roses or any G'n'R songs, that's the kind of tone I'm talking about. I play an Epiphone Thunderbird with stock dual humbuckers.
  2. All you gotta know.

  3. the wizard

    the wizard

    Oct 10, 2000
    DR highbeams 45-105. Tight bottom end and a lot of top. Perfect for the heavy rock stuff that I´m playing. I think Duff McKagan used Rotosound strings. The DR:s will give you the same tone and last longer than the Rotos.

  4. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
    Well I took some light 5 string bass strings (115 at bottom) and plopped them on my 4 string, using the bottom B as an E string, they have a really deep tone
  5. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I think I may have posted this elsewhere, but bein' an old
    and forgetful fart :) , here goes...
    I haven't heard that G&R song you mentioned :eek:
    Maybe the bass sounds like a 600-pound bee?...a rabid wolverine? :cool:
    Rotosound makes an insanely BIG Swing Bass 66 set - "Extra Heavy".
    The E is 130. The rest is 105-80-65. Maybe it's for B-E-A-D tunings?
    They're stainless rounds so they should be bright, snarly, grungy, etc.
    Available from http://juststrings.com

    Also, Charlie Stringer (Snarling Dogs) has the "Sub Woofer" series.
    There's the "Gargantuan Garage Grunge Gauge" set. Say it 3x @ Death Metal speed :mad: .
    It's 115-90-75-55 in nickel or stainless. "SubWoof! SubWoof!"

    :( Don't bust (a plastic) nut with them big ol' strings :D .

  6. lordy.. I thought the .105 E my d'addario prisms had was huge (well.. huge for an E)

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