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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by BassMan2000, May 27, 2001.
Does any one know what brand of strings les claypool uses? Does he use DR ? or something else?
wut kind ?
Taken from a Bassplayer article:
On his 4-string electrics, Les uses Dean Markley nickel roundwounds--but here's the secret: his set consists of two A strings (.080) and two G strings (.040). "I've always loved the sound Tony Levin gets on the [Chapman] Stick with light-gauge strings. I wanted to get that same punch, so I started to use a lighter E string, and then I switched to two G's to make my chords sound better." He strings his Carl Thompson 6-string with a standard light-gauge set.
that article is a good read
Note: do not be confused into thinking that Les tunes his 4 string basses AAGG.. he still tunes EADG.. it's just that the string he tunes to E was meant to be an A string, and the string he tunes to D was meant to be a G
it's a pretty common misconception to think that les uses some weird tuning.. but he only uses weird strings
I'm pretty sure he uses Carl Thompson strings now, and I think he strings in normal guages now.
Angus will think he needs to ream me, but I tried the A A G G strings in normal tuning, and they really don't do it for me. I can't stand a floppy string. You just might wannt keep in mind that the E and D strings will be really floppy if you use A A G G strings.
I've tried 40,50,80,90 and it worked pretty well
Paste: Good boy. Now, never again.
IMO, anything less than 100 for an E sounds too thin.