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Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings  

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Gauges 45-65-80-105. Long scale.

Rotosound makes the world's most famous and highest quality round-wound electric bass strings.

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$2499.00
 
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Overview

Gauges 45-65-80-105. Long scale.

Rotosound makes the world's most famous and highest quality round-wound electric bass strings.

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RotosoundRS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Give and Take

I have used Rotosound RS66LD strings for the majority of the last twelve years and have yet to review them so here goes! As for the strings' characteristics: they are stainless steel so...Read complete review

I have used Rotosound RS66LD strings for the majority of the last twelve years and have yet to review them so here goes! As for the strings' characteristics: they are stainless steel so they are a bit more course than nickel-plated steel strings but not to the point of discomfort. String tension is very well balanced and the strings lend themselves well to a variety of different styles (slap, pick, finger style, flamenco, etc.). Tonally, these strings are monsters! I have tried a plethora of different strings (as most of us have) and nothing comes close to the tone of Rotosound. They produce an awesome low mid growl that most progressive rockers will especially appreciate (think Rush or Yes). There is a trade off with these string however. It is true that they chew up frets quickly relative to other stainless steel strings. Honestly, I feel many reviews over-exaggerate this aspect of the strings as I have used them for the better part of twelve years and have only had the frets on my American Fender Jazz worked on once. For what it's worth, these are the only strings I will put on any of my basses.

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Good for the price

These are decent strings. They have a very punchy tone( compared to elixir and Ernie ball ) the only problem I have with these strings is it's life. I bought these strings on...Read complete review

These are decent strings. They have a very punchy tone( compared to elixir and Ernie ball ) the only problem I have with these strings is it's life. I bought these strings on a Saturday and they losT their life on Wednesday. Overall, these are some decent strings.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jaco used these for a reason

By fenderbassman95

from crown point, indiana

Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

These are awesome strings. I picked up a set a few days ago and I'm in love! These strings are brigt high and punching lows. They work well in drop-b also. My only comlplaint is that they are kinda rough at first and take some getting used to.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Strings Ever

By JBassplayer

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

These strings are great. By far the best strings ive ever played. I tried them out because I had heard so many pros like Steve Harris, Geddy Lee, Billy Sheehan, and Jaco used them. I can see why they did. I don't think I will ever use a different brand.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Theres a reason so many pros endorse these

By Humungo Bass Monster

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

I love the zingy sound of these rotosound stainless steel strings. I've used these for awhile and never had a defective pack. They keep their zing for a long time, also. The feel is slightly more "raw", in my opinion, than my other favorite strings DR Hi-beams. If you're into the sound of new stainless steel strings, and like to change them alot, these are definitely the best value.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love them

By Jim

from California

Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

Rotosound strings always aim to please really. I can't ask for more, fair price, great tone, wonderful sustain. These are some of the best bass strings ever and rotosound customer is great too. I recommand these to everyone, they'll fit any style.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Give and Take

By KRAY

from Columbus, OH

Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

I have used Rotosound RS66LD strings for the majority of the last twelve years and have yet to review them so here goes! As for the strings' characteristics: they are stainless steel so they are a bit more course than nickel-plated steel strings but not to the point of discomfort. String tension is very well balanced and the strings lend themselves well to a variety of different styles (slap, pick, finger style, flamenco, etc.). Tonally, these strings are monsters! I have tried a plethora of different strings (as most of us have) and nothing comes close to the tone of Rotosound. They produce an awesome low mid growl that most progressive rockers will especially appreciate (think Rush or Yes). There is a trade off with these string however. It is true that they chew up frets quickly relative to other stainless steel strings. Honestly, I feel many reviews over-exaggerate this aspect of the strings as I have used them for the better part of twelve years and have only had the frets on my American Fender Jazz worked on once. For what it's worth, these are the only strings I will put on any of my basses.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Better for certain applications

By matthew

from Seattle Wa

Site Member

Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

Let me start by saying these are excellent strings. Good feel nice sound and cool look (I always love the red wrap). I bought these for a P Bass with vintage pickups, 58' I think. These strings produced a great vintage tone not to bright or harsh but still zingy like rounds should be. They do lack the clarity of other stainless strings though and that is what I was hoping to get. I would say that they sit above flats but under the brightness of fresh nickels like Ernie Ball Slinkys. The attack on these are well suited for picking style as well as a vintage sounding finger style. They don't have the harsh finger sound of most stainless strings and remind me of a perfectly broken in strings right out of the package. These drive great from clean tube amp breakup to fuzz, and I feel this is where they shine. If I where to pick the perfict bass for these I would say a Fender Jazz because of its inherent growl. If you are tried of the harshly bright round wound strings but don't want to commit to flats these are the strings for you.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings

By Ryann

from Nashville, Tennessee

Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

These strings are simple the best strings I've ever had on my Marcus Miller Jazz Bass. They even beat the MMFat Beams, which aren't bad, just not as good. These sound new for a long time. The flexibility of these strings is unmatched! Try these strings!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply the greatest...

By MarcRookie

from Zionsville PA

Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

What can I say?...My dad's been using them for all of the 33 years he's been playing, my brother uses them, and I use them...simply the greatest strings ever made for the bass guitar...don't buy any others or you will be sorry you didn't buy Rotosound.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yes

By Thumper

from Bessemer al

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

  • A little rough on fingers and frets

Best Uses

  • Concerts

Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

The bottom line in bass strings,will make a fender jazz or precision become alive,simply the best tone,

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

By far, the best

By PearlJam10

from St.Louis,Mo

Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

These strings are the real deal. They are great sounding durable strings. I have used MANY strings in the past and nothing compares to Rotosound. Alot of strings require changing within short periods of time, in which you will get more play out of these. I've used these strings for the past 5 years and have no problems to date. It's going to have to take alot to get me to stop using these strings. Great Price too. Rotosound all the way!

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