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Rotosound Swing Bass - RS66LD vs LF?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by mborok, Feb 9, 2014.


  1. mborok

    mborok

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    Looking at the specs, it appears that these two sets are the same, except that the LD is called standard gauge and has an 80mm A string and the LF is called custom gauge and has an 85mm A string. That's the only difference, right? And what will this mean to me? Will the LF have a more bass-y tone and be a bit harder on the fingers? Any other difference? Why choose one or the other? Preferences, anyone?

    Thanks.

    Mike
     
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    RS66LD .080 .105 = Same Tension so strings feel very very similar

    RS66LF .085 .105 = .085 is higher tension than the .105 so there is a tension difference between the two strings

    It varies... 99% of B&M stores will have the RS66LD as it is Rotosounds top selling set. RS66LF you won't find as many places.
     
  3. mborok

    mborok

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    Ok, thanks - but other than feel, what's the difference? Why choose one or the other? Seems to me that if both sound the same, then one would go for the same feel. Or if one string has higher tension, wouldn't you want the low E to be tighter rather than a string in the middle? i.e. with 85's, are you saying that the A string feels tighter than both the D and the E?
     
  4. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    It is mostly feel between these two sets. If we were talking difference between 45-105 sets and 30-90 sets then something would be noticed.

    .045 is lower tension than the .065
    .065 is higher than .080
    .080 is same as .105

    .045 is lower tension than the .065
    .065 is the same as .085
    .085 is higher tension than the .105
     
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