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String tension: Rotosound Swing Masters vs DR

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by pmad_bass, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. pmad_bass

    pmad_bass Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2004
    For similarly gauged strings, is there a difference in tension between DR and Rotosound Swing Masters?

    I generally used 45, 65, 85, 105 in DRs. Was thinking of giving Roto's a revisit (it has been years, i.e. decades since I've played on em).

    I see that Rotosound sells a set of Swingmasters gauged at 45, 65, 80, 105. Was just wondering if the tension would be comparable....or if the Rotos would be heavier. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Supporting Member Commercial Seller Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Rotosound also has a .045 .065 .085 .105 set if you do not like the lighter feeling A string.

    Which DR are you comparing to? Hi-Beams w/ the Round Core or Lo-Riders with the Hex?
  3. pmad_bass

    pmad_bass Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2004
    I was wondering why the A string was differentiated. Pretty sure I have the Hi Beams/round core. Some where in my memory I think I recalled that DRs were generally lower tension compared against comprable gauges....perhaps that memory is inaccurate?


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