Les Claypool


Leader of the groundbreaking Bay Area alternative metal band Primus, Les Claypool has become a bass icon with his hard-driving grooves and wonderfully bizarro musical vision. His fusion of metal and funk and idiosyncratic employment of thumping, plucking, and strumming have inspired countless players to pick up a bass and get weird.

Dunlop Bass Strings have been part of Les’ tonecraft for years.

“The low end really leaps out without getting murky,” he says. “The growl on these strings is quite exceptional—I’ve never really heard anything like it.”

Les also uses the MXR® Bass Octave Deluxe, Bass D.I.+, and Ten Band EQ.