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Rotosounds -- Too tight!!!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by IotaNet, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. To the Group -

    I went to my local GC last Friday for some nice flats for my Yamaha P-Bass. The salesman recommended Rotosound Jazz Bass 77's. (RS 77LD - 45/65/85/105 to be exact)

    Cool -- I took 'em home and laced em on.

    While I love the smooth feel of them, they feel too darned TIGHT! Playing these things is a real chore and they have to go. :spit:

    Anyone have suggestions for a nice smooth-feeling set of flats that will give me some nice P-Bass thump while being more ... more ... >>>strugging for the proper word<<< ... SUPPLE!

    Supple (n)
    1) Readily bent; pliant.
    2) Moving and bending with agility; limber.

    ... Yeah, that's the word, supple.

    Anyway, I think ya'll get the picture. Can anybody help a Brother out with a suggestion?
  2. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Before you give up, try taking some relief out of the neck. Heavy flats with low action make for a cool smooth playing experience.
  3. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    If you like a softer feel with less tension, try the Thomastiks.

  4. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    +1 on the TIJF's. Nice low tension and very rich harmonically