Stringjoy Dylan Desmond (Bell Witch) Signature 6 String Bass Guitar Strings
Seattle doom duo Bell Witch have carved a unique niche in the metal scene, utilizing only 6 string bass, drums, and vocals to create a minimal, mournful sonic texture all their own.
We reached out to Dylan years ago because we were fans, and we wanted to send him some 6 string bass strings optimized for the tuning he plays in (ACGCFA#). Dylan was kind enough to check them out, and a few weeks later he let us know what he thought:
“I love the strings! They’re much more heavy than what I’m used to (whatever pack of 6 is available at whatever store actually carries them!) and that aspect took me a minute to get used to. Once my fingers adapted I’ve found I’m getting much more rich tones and sustaining notes than what I’m used to. This is how these songs are meant to sound!”
Now we’re offering these strings as a custom set so you can get your bass to sound just as heavy as Dylan’s. And while supplies last, every set will come with a free Bell Witch patch.
As for the strings, all our bass guitar strings are made from American nickel alloy windings and steel roundcore wire. They have a full, resonant low end and a medium top end—not too bright, not too mellow—giving these strings a balanced sonic profile with optimum output.
Bell Witch image courtesy of Stefan Raduta
Want to customize or get a 35″ scale option? Check out our Custom 6 String Bass String Sets.
OUR GUARANTEE IS SIMPLE.
If you don't love it, we'll replace it. No hassle, no fine print, no questions asked.
To put it simply, fresh bass strings, made with quality materials and genuine care just sound and play better.
- Stringjoy bass strings are made by a small team in the USA, out of all American materials: top quality nickel alloy, hand wound around a high carbon round-core steel wire.
- The combination of better materials and more careful craftsmanship creates a more natural-sounding, longer lasting string, without the tone-deadening effects of string coatings.
- We’re known for our quality control. Our strings are wound in small batches, and we use real human beings at every step of the process: the winding, the coiling, the packing, you name it.
- Every string is inspected individually before it goes into your set. If anything is wrong with a string, from the way it’s secured around the ball end, through the entire winding, it doesn’t make the cut.
What does a higher quality set of bass strings mean for you?
✓ Better tuning stability for the life of the string
✓ Longer string life and less breakage, when cared for properly
✓ Smoother, more balanced playability across the neck of the bass
Our guarantee is what we say it is. If anything does not perform to your satisfaction, return it for a replacement or refund. No hassle, no worries.
One last note: Our bass strings have a unique winding style at the tail end (the one that goes around the tuning peg). We use the same winding style as is featured on “silked” strings, but we leave off the silk for maximum cohesion, which leads to better tuning stability. They rule.
Questions? Email us!
How much does shipping cost?
All US orders ship free, so long as they’re over $20. Alaska and Hawaii too. Simple as that. No tax (except for our fellow TN residents), no extra handling charges, nothing.
We do ship internationally as well, though unfortunately we can’t do it for free, but we get as close to it as we can. There’s some more info on all that at the bottom of this tab.
How long will it take for my order to ship?
Most string and pick orders ship within 3 business days, many within 1 business day (Monday – Friday, minus postal holidays). We want to get your gear out as quickly as possible, but quality is important to us above all, and we will not rush the process.
The most important thing to us is that everything in your order is perfect, and that’s why we take the time to put together and inspect each individual order by hand.
Do you ship outside of the US?
We’ll ship most anywhere in the world. Our site will automatically calculate the shipping costs on the checkout page. We’ve worked really hard to get international shipping costs super low (they start below $3 an order, depending on weight and destination country), and we do subsidize them substantially to keep them that way.
Due to the wealth of country tax and tariff codes the world over, any and all import duties or fees are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Typically, international orders arrive in 1-3 weeks, though occasionally packages will take a bit longer and still arrive safe and sound, so we don’t consider a package to be “lost” until 6 weeks from the shipment date. As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or trouble with your order, we’re here to help.