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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

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    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.

    -PM
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    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

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    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?


    -PM

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