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. yes, they do make stainless 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.