#1
What would be the best bass string size to play something like Slipknot?

EDIT:They play in Drop B.
Last edited by HJS >.> at Jun 28, 2010,
#3


look for a 5 string set and only use the thickest 4 or something like that.
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#4
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No strings. If you're playing Slipknot, you don't deserve strings.

Dude. If you're not going to help, don't even bother replying. Keep your little comments to yourself, and get out of this thread. I love Slipknot, and I want to cover some of their songs, you don't like em, that's great. No need to be rude. As I said before, if you're not going to help, kindly leave.
#5
Rotosound RS66LH (65 - 80 - 105 - 130) I used to have some, they're good for drop tunings, but can get a bit flappy. Depends how low you go, I'm thinking A as lowest, if it's slipknot.

Try some Rotosound RS66LH+ Heaviest strings I can think of, (85 - 175) They'll easily go down to F# and maybe lower, I dunno, I've not used them.
#6
Quote by Negociator
Rotosound RS66LH (65 - 80 - 105 - 130) I used to have some, they're good for drop tunings, but can get a bit flappy. Depends how low you go, I'm thinking A as lowest, if it's slipknot.

Try some Rotosound RS66LH+ Heaviest strings I can think of, (85 - 175) They'll easily go down to F# and maybe lower, I dunno, I've not used them.

Slipknot play in Drop B.
So they'll be good then?
#7
Quote by Brad_Bassist
No strings. If you're playing Slipknot, you don't deserve strings.


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#8
Quote by Negociator
Rotosound RS66LH (65 - 80 - 105 - 130) I used to have some, they're good for drop tunings, but can get a bit flappy. Depends how low you go, I'm thinking A as lowest, if it's slipknot.

Try some Rotosound RS66LH+ Heaviest strings I can think of, (85 - 175) They'll easily go down to F# and maybe lower, I dunno, I've not used them.


The 85 - 175 are far too heavy.

I'd just go for a set with a .130 at the heavy end.

Should do you fine.
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#12
Quote by Brad_Bassist
No strings. If you're playing Slipknot, you don't deserve strings.

+1

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#13
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paul grays bass is factory tuned to BEAD (five string standard - G) just get a fiver.


I play only 5s now and I'll never go back you just have way more option especially if you like to drop tune.

Just remember you're going to loose a lot of clarity and definition when you tune down no matter what you're playing.

If you have a singer who can sing in standard then I would just play it that way; you don't have to drop tune to be heavy.

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#14
Ok, so. I just bought a new 5-string bass today (Ibanez GSR205).
I've found out that I'm going to play in an ACGCF tuning... Tried it with the strings that came on the bass, and found out: "NO."
But from reading this thread: 45-130 is the best alternative?