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Rotosound Tru Bass 88 Black Nylon Tape Wound Bass Strings

Rating:
4.5/5,
  • Guages:
    Gauge:: Standard: .050 .065 .075 .100 .115 .135
    Price:
    $45.55
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Recent Reviews

  1. Eddie LeBlanc
    5/5,
    "Using them for Decades"
    Tone:
    4/5,
    Feel:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros - Smooth feel, good tension, and perfect for any frettless.
    Good tome, and not to bad high end (but then again I use on my frettless basses and elect. upright.
    Cons - Not a lot of top end tone if that is necessary
    Been using 88Ls on all my frettless basses for decades. After all They have been available since 1962.

    Great on fingers and finger board. They last a long time with little maintenance, just a quick wipe down after gigs. And real easy on the fingerboard too.

    I have never experienced any drop outs or etc. And the tape wind is superb. After all Roto has been building them for over 50 years. Think they probably have ironed out the bugs.

    And they look pretty cool on and bass. DSC00649.JPG
    Price Paid:
    $32.00
    LaCeibaBass likes this.
  2. GiantsGiants
    5/5,
    "Great for me, but may not be for everyone"
    Tone:
    5/5,
    Feel:
    4/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros - Low end
    Look really cool
    sounds great on reggae and dub songs
    Cons - Easily clang
    Not for a hard picking style such as metal, unless you want a lot of clang
    Really easy on your fingers and dont cause any blistering, also sounds great when fingerpicking close to the neck which is what I use them for.

    Problem is becuase they are so thick the E string can really easily clang, espetially when playing near the back pickup.

    If you playing a softer style of playing and need something really bassy but dont have a 5 string these are perfect. If you want something with a lot of attack and little clang you should look at something else
    oldfartatplay likes this.
  3. TimE75
    3/5,
    "Average"
    Tone:
    3/5,
    Feel:
    4/5,
    Value:
    3/5,
    Pros - They look nice.
    Cons - Very clacky, Over rated.
    Struggled to get a decent sound, gave up on them like another review here, wouldn't try again. You can get a better sound just with Nickels and down toning - I seriously think these are over rated and doubt weather the were used on classics such as 'come together' or anything. Sound very different. (25+exp here).
  4. mogpipe
    5/5,
    "My Favorite String Yet!"
    Tone:
    5/5,
    Feel:
    5/5,
    Value:
    4/5,
    Pros - Super low tone, awesome feel, even look fantastic
    I've tried many bass strings as I've moved along on my bassist path. Eventually settling on Chromes as the perfect string for me. Then I discovered the Rotosound Tru Bass 88's. Wow!!! Freaking awesome!!
    Heaviest guage strings out there. Produces super low tones. My guitarist upon first hearing them asked if i was communicating with whales on the other side of the planet, lol. Smooth, soft feel. Easy on the fingers. Combined with a maple freyboard and im in heaven!
    They also look amazing! (espescially over maple fretboard!) Ive had people comment with things like, ' Those black strings are BADASSED!!!'
    Now all my basses, except one, sport 88's! I do keep one strung with DR rounds just for variety.
    They are a little pricey but they're well worth it.
    Price Paid:
    $31.24
    kodiakblair likes this.

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  1. vmabus
    clacky
    really clacky
    I put my old strings back on.