Got The Rotosounds On

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

  1. Stampy


    Jun 30, 2008
    Holy ****!!! What a difference it made. It sounds like a totally new bass. Ive been tuning it for about an hour because it was going out of tune every five minutes but it seems good now and it sounds incredible. One step closer to that Geddy Lee sound!:)
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Rotos sound great for a short bit, and the sparkle wears off quickly. I happen to like them when they're less sparkly, but there are alot of other brands and styles to choose from.
  3. Don´t want to party-poop, i love the Roto´s sound too but they lose its tone way too quickly...

    After testing whatever string you can think about, i´ve gone full circle, i´m a Dáddario XL man again, they doesn´t sound as awesome as the Swing 66´s but their tone is more consistent over time, enjoy your Roto´s and clean them often, don´t let your bass out of the case much or they will lose their brightness in a jiffy. When you´re done with them try the Warwicks...i was pleasantly surprised, i went back to Dáddarios as the next best thing because they´re not available anymore in this part of the 3rd World.

    (IMHO to all of the above)

    Edit: Rickenboogie beat me to it... Hehehe
  4. Gubna


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco
    I used to use them for years, but I'd swap them out either every few weeks, or if we had a gig coming up. They chewed up my frets, and my fingers. But the sound was great.
  5. GianGian


    May 16, 2008
    Agreed. Daddario is the only way to go if you live south of the Equator.
  6. Stampy


    Jun 30, 2008
    Thank You, I will keep those suggestions in mind. I currently don't have a case it is just on a stand currently.
  7. Stampy


    Jun 30, 2008
    Yeah I noticed immediatly how much rougher they are on my fingers.
  8. StevieT

    StevieT So many basses, so little money....

    Mar 10, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    I love Rotosound strings on my passive basses!
    I use Elixir Nanowebs on my active basses, they feel awesome!!
  9. loendmaestro


    Jan 15, 2004
    Vienna VA
    Nothing sounds better than new Rotos....nothing sounds worse than old ones.
  10. Rotos are great if you want to build up calluses...or to shave with. :D
  11. sps500

    sps500 In Memoriam

    May 19, 2008
    i like the EB slinky's the tone is good and they last ok. But totally agree new rotos sound great thats the problem...
  12. <3 the old Prism bad there done and gone...

    the new DD prosteels arent bad either : )
  13. I never did get some of these ideas. They never have torn up my fingers or my frets----but then I have always used the nickels and not the stainless steels. The SS strings of any make will chew up your frets. No other string sounds as good, but at about 3-4 months the sound is dull and the strings need to be changed. IMO, small sacrifice for great sound.