The guitar is an ever-evolving instrument. It seems like every few years another artist comes along and pushes the envelope of what is possible with the six (or seven) strings.
So, as this decade comes to a close, let’s take some time to honor the milestones that we’ve seen along the way.
Tool – 7empest
Guitarist: Adam Jones
Tool uses Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Paradigm, Beefy Paradigm, and Not Even Slinky Paradigm strings on their six-string guitars. On their seven strings, they use Regular Paradigm 7 Strings and Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Paradigm 7 Strings.
Metallica – Atlas, Rise!
Guitarists: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett
Dream Theater – Paralyzed
Guitarist: John Petrucci
Dream Theater uses Ernie Ball Paradigm Regular Slinkys.
St. Vincent – Cruel
Guitarist: Annie Clark
Alice In Chains – Stone
Guitarists: Jerry Cantrell, William DuVall
Muse – Reapers
Guitarist: Matt Bellamy
Gojira – Stranded
Guitarists: Joe Duplantier, Christian Andreu
Ghost – Circle
Guitarist: An Nameless Ghoul
Ghost build their own custom sets of individual Ernie Ball Strings, opting for .011-.058 on electric guitar.
Featured image credit: Jeff Yeager for Metallica