Hmm in that case perhaps go for the Great Club which you can pick up in Blighttown, decent moveset, good scaling, only requires 4 more strength to use 1 handed than the Zwei, use the Zwei until you've got your Greatclub decently upgraded (I'd +10 them both through farming because why the hell not).|
Oh for heavy armour I'd actually suggest the Steel set, doesn't cost you stamina regen like all the other heavy sets and gives really good physical resistances when upgraded.
If you're not too fussed about stamina regen then rock whichever heavy armour set you like the look of, Black Iron, Havel's, Stone Guardian, Smough's. Havel's, Smough's and Stone Guardian don't need upgrading though so you will save on titanite.
Oh and you'll need Havel's ring and the FaP ring equipped too if you want to go full bastard strength.
I'd also recommend +10ing a shield and doing Sif before hitting Anor Londo to get yourself the Greatshield of Artorias, most awesome shield eva for a sub-50 strength build.
Yes beating the Asylum demon first time is doable but it takes forever and you can get the item he drops by trading a Sack to Snuggly...so there really isn't much point in doing it.
Edited by Dr_Mech at 18:18:17 01-07-2013