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Gauges: 45-65-85-105. Flatwound. Monel.
One of the original Rotosound sets from the early 1960s. These strings can be heard on many famous albums, used over the years by Sting, Phil Lynott, Steve... Read More

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Gauges: 45-65-85-105. Flatwound. Monel.
One of the original Rotosound sets from the early 1960s. These strings can be heard on many famous albums, used over the years by Sting, Phil Lynott, Steve Harris, and John Deacon.
Rotosound makes the world's most famous and highest-quality electric bass strings.
Outstanding brilliance and superb tone. Long scale.

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RotosoundRS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

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Greatest Strings Ever

I have played with Rotosound roundwounds for a while, and then decided to try out these flatwounds. These are by far the best sounding strings I have ever played. They play extremely smoothly...Read complete review

I have played with Rotosound roundwounds for a while, and then decided to try out these flatwounds. These are by far the best sounding strings I have ever played. They play extremely smoothly and don't make any scratchy or squeeky noises if you run finger back and forth on the strings with your amp on. Tapping sounds so much better with these strings. The only thing is theres just a little more tension than roundwounds but the sound makes up for it. Harmonics sound great. I recomend these strings to any bass player for any type of music from jazz to metal (yes metal, steve harris from iron maiden uses flatwounds). I won't use any other string besides these!

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Not Worth The Money

I gave these strings a 3 star rating, because that's how many of the strings had a decent sound. The G string (heh heh) had almost no sustain whatsoever, and sounded completely...Read complete review

I gave these strings a 3 star rating, because that's how many of the strings had a decent sound. The G string (heh heh) had almost no sustain whatsoever, and sounded completely different from the rest of the set. I played with these strings for almost 5 hours straight, changing settings on my amp, changing settings on my bass- but to no avail. These strings just only want to have one sound. Thunk Thunk Thunk Th- (That was the G, as it has no sustain). These strings would be PERFECT for someone who ONLY plays upright bass lines on electric bass, or old school Motown songs. They are not "multigenre" strings by any means. You cannot really slap and pop with these either if you're into that type of thing.

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5.0

RXR rocks Roto Sounds

By RXR

from Douglas City, Ca

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  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
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    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Rock And Roll

    Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

    The best bass strings money can buy

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    5.0

    Wow, brings your bass to life!

    By Michael

    from Tampa Bay

    Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

    These came recommended by an old friend so I decided to try them, they were delivered on Friday, today is only Saturday and I've been playing my bass for hours on end through 4 of my amps. I play modern blues, jazz, R&B, and Americana and I must say that I've never been more impressed with a set of strings. They brought my old jazz bass back to life, they're very responsive to different finger plucking techniques as well as left hand slides, pull offs and hammer ons, without all the string chatter you get from round wounds. From now on these will be the strings on my basses.

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    5.0

    Classic Tone

    By tony James

    from Hagerstown MD

    Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

    I have used these on on a Precision and Rickenbacker ...If you want to here these strings at work check out Thin Lizzy "Live and Dangerous" or Queen "Day at the Races"..or anything by Iron Maiden (although Steve Harris does use a heavier gauge)..These have a nice tight feel ..If you never have used flats it may take some set up adjustments to your bass, and they do put more tension on the neck but on the plus side do no damage to frets. They will also do a very good job with old school funk, R&B, country or blues. The slap tone is a selective tone, some will not like it others will love it.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great, Great & Great!!! Get it????

    By MIGUEL CASTELLANOS

    from Mason, OH

    Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

    I recently became the bass player for a band (I have been mostly a guitar player (acoustic and electric rhythm)). Since then, I have had to pay more attention to my Fender Geddy Lee Jazz bass (I have been using this one for recording). So, I decided to change the factory strings with this RS 77LD after doing lots of research and talking to several bass players and listening to recommendations from my friends at different musical instruments stores (including MF). All I can say is: Why did I wait this long???? WOW!!!No comparison!! I do not need to look for any other strings!! Unbelievable tone!! Deep, warm, great sustain!! With the factory strings, I could not use the bridge pickup because it was way too bright and always had to use the neck pick up with the tone set at around 2-3 (10 being brightest). Now with the RS, not only I can use the bridge pickup, I can set the tone to 10 without degrading the quality of the bass sound with excessive brightness regardless of the pickup I use. No wonder so many artists endorse these strings!!! The finger noise is significantly reduced (I still need to learn bass playing techniques). These strings are also more comfortable with my fingers. Now I need to buy a set for my Fender American Special P-bass I just got (for gigs). Do yourself a favor: buy these strings and close the book in researching bass strings. I just did!!

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    3.0

    Not Worth The Money

    By Lee Dunnam

    from Longmont, CO

    Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

    I gave these strings a 3 star rating, because that's how many of the strings had a decent sound. The G string (heh heh) had almost no sustain whatsoever, and sounded completely different from the rest of the set. I played with these strings for almost 5 hours straight, changing settings on my amp, changing settings on my bass- but to no avail. These strings just only want to have one sound. Thunk Thunk Thunk Th- (That was the G, as it has no sustain). These strings would be PERFECT for someone who ONLY plays upright bass lines on electric bass, or old school Motown songs. They are not "multigenre" strings by any means. You cannot really slap and pop with these either if you're into that type of thing.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Tone

    By Bill

    from Dover, DE

    Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

    There's a reason virtually every customer review for the RS77LD's from online retailers like GC is either 4 or 5 stars. The tone on these strings is incredible. The Ibanez I strung these on doesn't even sound remotely the same after tuning up, definitely a huge step up from the roundwounds I had on before.

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    5.0

    A "sound" investment!

    By HeadHunter

    from Buffalo, NY

    Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

    I just got a set of these for my Squier J-Bass and I'm enjoying them. They feel much nicer, there's none of that string "talk" you get with roundwounds, and slides and hammer-ons are much easier. I enjoy the warmer, mellower sound of the monel flatwounds, even for rock music. Great tone and a HUGE step up from the factory strings!

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    5.0

    Best Strings I Have Ever Played

    By Zach Hunt

    from Carbondale Colorado

    Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

    Really all you can say about these strings is wow the play great they look great and they add an amazing tone to your sound. Once these strings came out of the package i knew they were going to be amazing. To me i feel just like im playing round wounds except for the sound and these strings give a good pop great for any genre and style

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    5.0

    Pretty Awsome!

    By Fretless Sean

    from Titusville, Florida

    Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

    I play a Squier fretless jazz bass(awsome bass) and these strings sound great from the moment you put them on till the moment you take them off. You really get an awsome jazz bass sound. The only complaints I have are that they are a little hard to slap and that after about 3 weeks the strings grip your struming hand. Sure these strings are a little expensive but it's worth it!

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    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wow, Flatwounds!

    By paramount66

    from Chagrin Falls, OH

    Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

    I am new to flatwounds, and I am impressed with both the sound and feel of these outstanding strings. Nice boomy lows, not to sharp highs, wow.They sound awesome on my Beatle Bass, and I bet they would sound just as good ony any bass. Held thier tune after two or three days. Almost no fret buzz (most is my fault anyways). But These Strings!

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