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Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings

Rating:
4.5/5,
  • Guages:
    45-65-80-105
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Recent Reviews

  1. TimE75
    4/5,
    "Swing Bass Rotosound Steel (Swing 66) Med Gauge"
    Tone:
    4/5,
    Feel:
    3/5,
    Value:
    4/5,
    Pros - Affordable set, sound is good.
    Cons - To much finger noise compared to Nickel, but if you crank it up they still have a good tone.
    A good affordable string, Rotosound do make good strings but I just prefer Nickel, thought I'd try the steel, but they are very touchy I thought, alot of finger noise comes through. Will return to Nickel but that's just me.
    Price Paid:
    $45 New Zealand dollars new from Local shop.
  2. KeddyLee
    5/5,
    "Perfect for what I'm looking for!"
    Tone:
    5/5,
    Feel:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    I do a Rush tribute so that aggressive growl is a necessity. These strings deliver and they are all I use!
  3. MovingPitchers
    4/5,
    "Fantastic strings with tons of aggression"
    Tone:
    4/5,
    Feel:
    3/5,
    Value:
    3/5,
    Pros - - You want that Geddy or Entwistle growl? These strings will help you!
    - On any bass, it'll boost up the highs quite a bit naturally.
    Cons - - Feels rather rough and somewhat "sticky" (guess stainless steel doesn't have the nice feel as nickel)
    - Doesn't last a long time.
    I really like these strings; they're my go-to strings on my Geddy Lee Jazz Bass. However, I had to buy at least four sets because they die rather quickly. I try to keep them on for at least 4-5 months before I change them out.

    They're also great on my Precision Bass; with the split-coil pickup, it really adds to the Precision Bass tone!

    Price kind of sucks for how short they last, but man, are they worth it!!!!!!!
    Price Paid:
    27.99 CAD
  4. semorecox
    5/5,
    "best strings ive used"
    Tone:
    5/5,
    Feel:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros - can play every note every time
    I trust my guitar shop guy because I consider him a friend and he provides me with these strings. best choice ever. more precise tuning than any other strings.
    Price Paid:
    25 fo a set of 5 strings.
  5. amusicalperson
    4/5,
    "A Classic String"
    Tone:
    4/5,
    Feel:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros - 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).
    Cons - 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!

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  1. The Chuck
    My go to- no doubt about it- on my J and P