SLIPKNOT’s Jim Root Teams With Dunlop For Signature Downtune-Friendly Strings

Finding the right strings to properly handle a tuned-down six-string can be a bit of a pain in the ass. Fortunately, Slipknot guitarist Jim Root has teamed up with Jim Dunlop for two new sets of strings designed for exactly that. First there’s the drop A which features .012, .016, .020, .038, .048 and 0.064 gauges, and then there’s the drop B set which comes in a little lighter at .011, .015, .020, .036, .042 and .056 gauges.


“These strings give me what I need to get my sound, and they’re comfortable to play no matter what I throw at them,” Jim says‚ “They keep their high-end clarity for a long time, and they’re really consistent from one pack to the next—they never break on me.”

The strings are the next in a long line of Root signature gear across a handful of companies, including Fender and EMG. Check all that out here, check out Root’s signature strings here, and jam some new Slipknot below.

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