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Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings

4.5/5, 4.5 from 8 reviews
Long scale
  1. amusicalperson
    A Classic String
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Nov 12, 2015
    • + I have yet to play a string that felt as good as these strings do to me. Relatively affordable for what is listed as a "boutique" string. Many of the pros of yesterday played these strings. Very good sound and durability, I've had the same set for years. Made in England (if you think that's cool).
    • - This is nit-picky but they don't come with a sticker, come on Rotosound! Sometimes hard to find in local music stores. Could be considered expensive compared to other strings (Ernie Balls).
    I would consider these as the first "real" set of strings I purchased. After doing some research I realized a lot of the players I really admired when I was starting out played Rotosounds. I'm not one to copy directly off another player but I figured if this many pros used Rotosounds that Rotosound must be doing something right. Like mentioned earlier, I have yet to find a string that has felt better in my hands than these do. They seem to be a slightly smaller gauge than what comes stock on Fenders. Not enough to really create a tonal difference but just enough to increase playability. As all strings are, they are bright out of the box and took quite a while to "deaden up". I like the sound of "dead" strings because I dislike excessive string noise (I currently play Roto flats to remedy this problem) so this a problem for me but for anyone who likes bright strings, these stay bright for a while. I have a set that is a few years old and still play amazingly. All in all, these are a great set of strings for the money and I advise everyone should at least try a set out for themselves!