Rotosound vs. Innovation Rockabilly?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Buddy Lee, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. Buddy Lee

    Buddy Lee

    May 5, 2002
    Which string do you consider better and why?
    Pros and contras?
    What about pizz tone? What about slap?

  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    I've only tried the Innovation Rockabillies G and D, jazz pizz.
    The G is OK, but the D was so floppy that it was unplayable.
    Maybe good for slap, I don't know, but useless for pizz.
    I can't help with the Rotosounds, sorry.
  3. Rotosound makes DB strings?

    I used to use them on my EB, but they tore my frets (and fingers) up too quickly!
  4. Buddy Lee

    Buddy Lee

    May 5, 2002
    Rotosound RS4000

    I test-slapped them once on someone else's bass. Very easy on my fingers...
  5. Touch


    Aug 7, 2002
    Boulder, CO
    I don't know about the Innovation rockabilly, but I REALLY like the Rotosound strings. I've got them on an old Kay. Very low tension. Smooth on the fingers. Great for slapping and a fairly decent pizz tone (at least on this bass).

    I was happy at first, but have since taken off the Eurosonic strings, though I've heard many slappers like them. They were smooth alright, but the tension was too high. Kind of stiff too.

    The Rotosound seem like Labella nylon without the huge windings. Much better tone in my opinion.

    I still only have $400 of strings in the drawer. Guess I'm still minor league compared to some on this board!