Rotosound RS66LD Swing Bass 66 Bass Guitar Strings - Standard Gauge

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Score: 4.40 (votes: 10)
Reviews: 8
  • The string that started a revolution and brought the bass player from the back line to the front.
  • Gauges 45 65 80 105
  • Long Scale (37" ball to silk)

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This is the string that James How and John Entwistle perfected into what was to become the industry standard. The bright punchy high energy sound this string offered and so much a big part of early rock music as we know it, quickly grew in popularity to all four corners of the globe and remains the leading contender to this present day.

  • String Count
    4-String Set
  • Winding
    Round Wound
  • Scale
  • Gauge Description
  • String Gauges
    45 65 80 105
  • Wrap Material
    Stainless Steel
  • Coated?
  • Brand
  • MFR Product Number
Customer reviews
Average rating:
4.40 (Votes: 10)
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  • TimE75
    Aug 13, 2016, 13:13
    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.
  • KeddyLee
    Aug 13, 2016, 13:13
    I do a Rush tribute so that aggressive growl is a necessity. These strings deliver and they are all I use!
  • MovingPitchers
    Aug 13, 2016, 13:13
    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!!!!!!!
  • semorecox
    Aug 13, 2016, 13:12
    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.
  • amusicalperson
    Aug 13, 2016, 13:12
    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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