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Rotosound Swing Bass 66 Stainless Steel on an Acoustic

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by HiEnd Basses, May 15, 2016.


  1. HiEnd Basses

    HiEnd Basses

    Mar 4, 2016
    Thinking of pulling the trigger on a Fender Kingman Dreadnought. Think Rotosound Stainless Steels will work?
     
  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Sure they'll work but you're gonna get a whole lot of string noise and zing.
     
  3. HiEnd Basses

    HiEnd Basses

    Mar 4, 2016
    Hmm. What's best? Phosphor Bronze?
     
  4. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Best for what? What kind of sound do you want?
     
  5. HiEnd Basses

    HiEnd Basses

    Mar 4, 2016
    Well, it may be a silly answer, but I wanted to stay with Rotosound. They don't appear to make Acoustic Bass Strings.
     
  6. jallenbass

    jallenbass Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    It will only cost you $20 and some time. Give them a whirl. I have thought about that combination but am happy with D'Addario tape wounds on my Breedlove
     
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  7. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
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  8. HiEnd Basses

    HiEnd Basses

    Mar 4, 2016
  9. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I can't say I've ever heard of a positive review for them. I don't think I've heard a negative review either. Phosphor bronze strings will give you the most acoustic-ey sound but will come with a lot of finger noise. Really any rounds will do. Roto steels would be fine if you like the feel of them. Probably just as noisy as these. Tapewounds are a very popular option for acoustic basses. Light flats work well too. All depends on the sound you want.
     
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  10. HiEnd Basses

    HiEnd Basses

    Mar 4, 2016
    For the record, these strings are advertised on the site under Bass Strings; I was looking under Acoustic. Glad that they're there.
     
  11. The squeakiest strings there are, and they make your finders gray. Waste a few bucks and see how your straight SS strings work.
     
  12. HiEnd Basses

    HiEnd Basses

    Mar 4, 2016
    Can't hurt. Thanks for the advice!
     
  13. jwilson67

    jwilson67

    Jun 2, 2015
    San Dimas, CA
    They'll work but probably won't be the loudest strings you can use for the acoustic bass. Ernie Ball makes bronze strings as well.
     
  14. jwilson67

    jwilson67

    Jun 2, 2015
    San Dimas, CA
    As does DR. Those should be excellent strings but have never heard anything about them.
     
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