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rotosound tapewounds

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by donkeywisdom, Jan 18, 2014.


  1. donkeywisdom

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  2. Grissle

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    Any string made will resonate
     
  3. FretlessMainly

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    We do have a string forum here. But yes, if you are strictly going acoustic, any string will indeed resonate; some more loudly than others, of course. The opposite is not always true. You can't use a gut string on a magnetic pickup (but you can on a transducer).
     
  4. SasquatchDude

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    Shouldn't have any resonation problems. I will warn you, though, Roto tapes have a very harsh "clickity clack" against the fretboard.
     
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  6. Grissle

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    Rotos are very good for that woody upright-ish tone. I've never noticed any clack with tapes on a fretless??
     
  7. mbelue

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    Tapes sound great on an acoustic bass. They generally aren't that loud acoustically. An acoustic bass generally isn't that loud to start with. IME its a bad combination for acoustic playing.
    That being said tapes are the bees knees with piezo pickups commonly found on acoustic basses.
     
  8. SasquatchDude

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    I honestly can't speak for fretless... the OP didn't specify, so I assumed we're dealing with frets.
     
  9. 4Mal

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    For me, Rotosound tapes are way back behind LaBella and D'Addario. String tension was too high and woody wasn't to be found for me... 3rd or 9th place, the roto's didn't make the cut for me. I have tapes on 3 basses.
     
  10. adivin

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    Labella white nylon
     
  11. mbelue

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    Interesting, cause now I'm really interested in getting a set of Rotos for the high tension.
     
  12. TN WOODMAN

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    I have Roto tapes on a shortscale '65 Rivoli and don 't find them to have what I consider high tension. They do sound great almost uprightish on this particular bass .
     
  13. newbold

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    They're amazing on my Jazz Bass - wouldn't think to try another tapewound on acoustic had I not read this thread.

    sub'd
     
  14. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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    moved to Strings
     

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