Anyone put Roto's on a '54 P?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by doc540, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. doc540


    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    hmmm....just curious

    Yeah, kind of a string question, but I thought more early P owners would read here.

    I have yet to get the tone dialed in on this Turser, single coil, P copy. It has a TON of gain, but has a really different tone than what I'm used to, kinda "hollow" sounding.

    I've downloaded some early '50's rockabilly and heard that same tone recorded with original '54 P's, so it's an authentic tone.

    What would Roto's sound like?

    Anyone here ever done that?:confused:
  2. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    I have Funkmaster (30-90 I think) Rotos on my '51 RI and the blue silk looks very vintage. Sounds real snappy.
  3. John Wentzien

    John Wentzien

    Jun 25, 2007
    Elberta, AL
    Artist:TC Electronic RH450 bass system (original test-pilot)
    I put Standard Rotos on my Son's J.Turser P... It Kicks really good..
    Those single coils are really hot...Had to move the pickup a little farther away from the strings, but it sounds very good.
  4. cripula


    Dec 20, 2006
    I put Rotos on my CS55P. It sounds great, though rotos aren't my favourite string. They sound good, just can't dig the feel of them. When they get tired I'll put DR Hi Beams on it and call it good.
  5. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    Rotosound jazz flats or the Rotosound SwingBass?

    I had the Jazz flats on my 51 P-Bass when I had it. It still sounded kinda hollow with the treble turned all the way up.
  6. doc540


    Jul 28, 2003
    Beaumont, Texas
    Sorry, Roto rounds....the twinging zingers