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Questions about Rotosound RS77 Jazz Flats?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by mastershake, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. mastershake


    May 12, 2011
    1. Do they taper at the bridge.
    (saw a picture of one string and looked as if it did)

    2. Do they mellow considerably with age (very bright).
  2. G-MonRV5

    G-MonRV5 Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2008
    1. No. (Trying to attach a photo, but it's too large.)
    2. Yes. This was my first set of flats, and I couldn't believe how bright they were at first, but they are mellowing out nicely.
  3. Duckwater


    May 10, 2010
    USA, Washington
  4. FourBass


    Aug 8, 2012
    SW Colorado
    How long does it take before they start to mellow out?I just put them on my MIM P bass & they are very bright.
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  6. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I've always heard that these and D'addario chromes are the brightest flats. How long they take to mellow depends on a lot of factors. Mainly how many hours you put into playing them and your skin chemistry.
  7. I have had my first set of these exact strings on my P-bass for 3+ months now. They have mellowed out considerably, the tone knob was used a lot for about a month, then...a buttery feel / sound came 'round. It is a rosewood fretboard. Now to see how long they stay in the comfort zone
  8. FourBass


    Aug 8, 2012
    SW Colorado
    Thanks for the replies.+1 on putting in the time playing them.
  9. Precision101


    Sep 22, 2013

    Depends. Mine are still very bright and I've had then on for a month

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