custom 45-100 Rotosound Swing 66

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Clemouze, Aug 26, 2018.


  1. Clemouze

    Clemouze

    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    Salut !

    I saw a luthier in France selling Rotosound swing 66 with custom gauge , if I remeber well : 45-65-80-100
    The packaging is not the new orange, it's black ( I will take a picture soon )

    Have you ever heard about that ?
    Can't find anything about it on the net.

    I think that's the gauge set I really want for my basses, but the luthier is selling them for approx 30-35 euros , so 10 to 15 euros more than the classic RS66LD on the net
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2018
  2. trothwell

    trothwell

    Apr 9, 2008
    I have bought 45-65-85-105 sets in the standard orange packaging.

    I have also bought other Rotosound sets (77 flatwound 40-100, anything 55 Solo Bass) that came in the black "custom" package.

    I would think you should be able to find 45-65-85-105 for a price comparable to RS66LD... seems surprising to me that that set would be a black custom package.
     
  3. Clemouze

    Clemouze

    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    Woooops I edit the post
     
  4. Clemouze

    Clemouze

    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    It was in fact something like 45-65-80-100
     
  5. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    Rotosound has a wide variety of "PRE PACKAGED" string sets in the "Swing Bass 66" line.

    Stainless:
    30-85
    30-90
    35-90
    40-95
    40-100
    43-110 - Sheehan
    45-65-80-105 - Their most popular set
    45-65-85-105
    50-110

    That is just their 4-String standard tuning sets.

    In the Nickel line they have:

    40-100
    45-100
    45-105

    In their Rotobass Nickel they have a few more:

    35-95
    40-100
    45-105
    50-110


    They do also offer singles which can be used to make a 45-100 set.

    When it comes to packaging... Sometimes they do not sell enough of a set to justify making its own packaging or they are out of it, so they have a generic black packaging that they add a sticker too... like pictured below... A dealer or "luthier" can order some quantities of a "custom gauged" set and have a sticker applied just like these...

    IMG_20180828_134059.jpg IMG_20180828_134044.jpg IMG_20180828_134034.jpg IMG_20180828_134022.jpg
     
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  6. Clemouze

    Clemouze

    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    Yes correct it is this packaging !

    Maybe I made a mistake and the strings were those nickel 45-100 you show, while I was thinking of stainless steal.

    I guess no private order posible for no-dealer people, am I right ?
     
  7. trothwell

    trothwell

    Apr 9, 2008
  8. Clemouze

    Clemouze

    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    Yes the RS66LN is available, with his blue packaging

    I asked for a photo of the mysterious custom set to see if it was nickel ( so just a standard RS66LN set with different packaging) or stainless steel ( so a custom made string by string set )
     
  9. Clemouze

    Clemouze

    Sep 1, 2016
    Paris - France
    oooook it was the black custom packaging of the RS66LN as shown above
    Thanks all !

    Eventually my dream swing 66 stainless steel 45-100 gauge set doesnt exist !
     
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