What strings does James Dean Bradfield of the Manics use?
James Dean Bradfield of Welsh Band Manic Street Preachers was previously endorsed by Ernie Ball but switched over to Optima Strings in early 2010. He generally uses Optima Chrome Electric strings, either gauges 10-46 or 11-50, depending on what guitar he's playing.
James Dean Bradfield is said to have been initially inspired by punk rock band The Clash and learnt to play guitar by learning how to play Guns N' Roses' "Appetite for Destruction". His guitar collection now includes not only Gibson Les Pauls and a range of Fenders (Telecaster, Stratocaster and Jazzmaster), but also a Gretsch While Falcon and a Rickenbacker 330 to name just few.
After 25 years and 10 albums with the Manics, James now also has a solo career.