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. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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

    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 .

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