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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Rafterman, Nov 22, 2001.

  1. Does Rotosound make stainless steel strings???

    Do the fatter gauges have higher tension or is this just a lie?
  2. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
    yes, they do make stainless steels...in fact, the rotosound 66 was one of the first true roundwound strings available. I've found them pretty tight, but a bit lacking in thump...
  3. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    Heck yeah! :D

    RS55 "Solo" (pressurewound), RS66 "Swing Bass" (roundwound),
    and RS99 "P.S.D." (Piano String Design - exposed core). Don't know
    if they still make the `99's.

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    I can't speak to the 66's tension -- it's been a looooong time
    since I used`em. I DO use the nylon tapewound RS88's. They're
    kinda fat (115 E). BUT. They do have a suprisingly low tension.
  4. progplayer


    Nov 7, 2001
    Roto's rule my fretless, i use the 66swings, sounds real good. Punchy and tight sounding (standard gauge 45-105).

    I would use DR highbeams on the fretless but I hear more tightness and "grind" in the rotosound 66 swing for some odd reason.

    love 'em on the fretless.......
  5. i'm looking for a string that isn't too tight because whenever I try to go for the Victor Bailey or Jeff Berlin growl, the DR SS Lowriders I have on my
    L-2000 make it hard to achieve that punchy growl.
    At least to my ears.

    can anyone please direct me to the strings that i'm looking for?!:)
  6. i put the 66's on my bass and they're the strings i currently play with (sans G string as i broke it). they're pretty nice, they had a good tone playing with my bass and highs turned up, and still give me a pretty good sound with the mids turned up. i'll probably stick with them since they're doin a damn good job, but i still need to up my equipment to really get the sound i want.