Guitar strings have such a major impact on your tone and playing style that it’s critical to buy high-quality strings that will last a long time. This is even more important for Metal Guitarists, because Metal playing requires precision, heavy playing (at times) and many advanced techniques.
If your guitar strings are dying too quickly and you constantly have to change them, consider buying a String Sling. The String Sling will protect and prolong the life of your Strings and keep them sounding fresh! (Also available for Bass Guitar)
Now let’s dive into the best guitar strings for Heavy Metal players! Below are our 7 selections. Read the descriptions to find which type of strings are best for you.
a). Electric Guitar Strings Ernie Ball 2214 Mammoth Slinky Nickel Wound
The shiny ends of the string are wrapped firmly in copper wire to avoid slippage and wire breakage – essential against strong players.
b). Electric Guitar Strings DR Strings MT-10 Tite-Fit Compression Wound
The most popular non-metal DR string is the DR Tite-Fit. This is a neutral product that competent rock musicians, blues musicians, and jazz musicians enjoy. One of the curviest flex bar wires. The circular core structure of the DR Tite-Fit transmits strong sounds while being pliable, allowing for massive and double bends.
They are utilized by professional musicians and have a high level of tone consistency.
c). NYXL1052 Nickel Wound Electric Strings by D’Addario
These strings are powerful and very resistant to breaking. They also offer enhanced tuning stability (meaning they won’t go out of tune easily) and have a great mid-range frequency response, with more presence to cut through a mix.
d). Heavy Core Nickel Wound Dunlop DHCN1254 Guitar Strings
Here’s another set of metal strings you can rely on. We’ve receives tons of favorable feedback from musicians of all levels, so we are confident of that! This six-wire set is available in gauges ranging from 0.12 to 0.054 and was designed to reduce tuning.
This brand offers two string options, with sizes ranging from.010-.048 and.012 to.050. The best metal strings are determined by how heavy the strings are and how low they will be used.
e). DDT Electric Guitar Strings by DR Strings (DDT-11)
These Strings are specifically designed for Drop Down Tuning (a popular tuning technique with Metal players). Even in drop tuning, these strings will maintain their intonation and stay in tune.
f). Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Nickel Wound Set by Ernie Ball
These strings, on the other hand, are best used for practice and backup. We also recommend them to players who wish to save some money but not at the expense of string quality.
g). Regular Slinky Strings Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel 10-46 Heavy Metal
These Strings made our list due to their frequency responsiveness, amperage, and transmittance at lower tuning levels. Even though these guitar strings are more expensive than other items on the market, we believe they are worth the price in terms of acoustic excellence and endurance.