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Life-cycle of Rotosound 55

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by vbchaos, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. vbchaos


    Sep 5, 2011
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    Uncompensated endorsing user: fEARful
    In Agusut 2012 my band went to studio to record the first EP - and of cause, the bassist (me) put on a new set of strings. I mainly play Rotosound 55 preassurewounds which do sound best after they are "played in" for about 10 hours.
    Now, 7 month, a couple of gigs and a lot of rehearsing (once to twice a week) later, I refreshed my strings and I can hear a very clear and huge difference.
    Rotosound 55s do sound like common 66s in the begin before they lose a little bit af that brilliance and get more punch.

    How long do you run your RS 55s??

    before I refreshed the strings I recorded the bass sound with the old strings. Although I like the newer string-sound more, the "old" 55s also have their charme (a bit like flats but way more present in the mix)
  2. BassPlayer900


    Oct 19, 2011
    I tried them for the first time in October of 2012 (don't remember the exact date). I just removed them today.

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