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Rotosound strings boxes...?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by raul, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. raul


    Aug 30, 2006
    Planet Earth
    ok...i understand that the Swing Bass set is the box with the lion on it, right? for the stainless steel strings. orange box. but...the nickel strings. there is a box that is blue and it's for nickel strings. then, there is a box for nickel strings but it's not blue. i think it has a black and white pic on it? and it's usually more expensive than the blue box of nickel strings...

    what's the difference? i'de like to try a set for my P bass. looking for a good strong P bass round wound string that will but through.

    what's with the different string boxes? anyone?
  2. If I'm not mistaken the black&white pack is nickel-plated steel, while the blue pack is pure nickel.
  3. Toptube

    Toptube Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    Black box should be cheaper. Those are "roto bass" strings. No silks.

    The blue pack should cost a little more. the nickel/nickel plated variant of Swing Bass 66. Beer can blue silks.

    The Jury is out on whether or not they are actually the same string. I've had both, but not back to back.

    I've used the blue kind several times and they are probably my overall favorite nickel/nickel-plated string. Roto just R&D barky, punchy sound like nobody else.
  4. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    If any set has a lion on it they are literally YEARS old... like... old!

    Current artwork for these sets are on my site.

    Nickel swing bass are blue
    Roto bass are black with neon colored bass players.
  5. Levin


    Oct 30, 2012
    And the blue and blacks are the same strings except the silks, right?
  6. raul


    Aug 30, 2006
    Planet Earth
    The steel strings in the orange box, those are pretty much the strings when you read about classic rock etc recordings, round wound bass strings, yes? Unless it's pointed out that they are nickel?
  7. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Swing bass 66 nickels are the same strings as thr roto bass. But the swing have silk while the roto bass do not.
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

  9. i miss the lion on the package
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