Doug continues to prove himself as one of the world’s finest, versatile and most sought after bass guitarists.
To pick a string up and hold it fresh off the grill… still hot…is fascinating!
Although Doug Wimbish has been playing Rotosound strings for more than four decades, this is his first visit to the Rotosound factory. Since 1958 Rotosound has manufactured music strings in the south east of England and Doug is one of many legendary musicians to have played Rotosound strings.
Doug’s music career
From his early days as one of Hip-Hop’s earliest architects in the original Sugarhill Records rhythm section, to his long-time membership in Living Colour and TackHead, Doug continues to prove himself as one of the world’s finest, versatile and most sought after bass guitarists. Doug’s highly regarded career spanning all musical genres has also included recording, producing and touring with many world renowned artists including The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Herb Albert, Annie Lennox, Madonna, Carly Simon, Seal, Al Green, Billy Idol, George Clinton, Depeche Mode, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, James Brown, Mos Def, Tarja Turunen, Ronnie Wood, Freddie Jackson, Michael Bolton, Schiller, Cheb Khaled, Hari Haran and Peter Wolf, to name a few.
Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five’s “The Message”, listed by Rollingstone.com as the #1 Greatest Hip Hop Song of all time, featured Doug’s bass lines as do many other Sugarhill Records classics including “Apache”, “8th Wonder” and “White Lines”. Wimbish wrote the bass line on The Sequence’s “Funk You Up”.
Doug Wimbish’s bass strings
Doug Wimbish uses stainless steel Rotosound Swing Bass 66 strings. His preferred bass string set is the hybrid gauge SM66 model: 40 • 60 • 80 • 100