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Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings  

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You hear these strings playing with Steve Vai.

Gauges 43-65-80-110. Long scale. Stainless steel roundwounds.

These Rotosound stainless steel roundwound bass strings are the favorite strings of bass master Billy Sheehan.

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


They're great strings and hold their tone for a long time. You'll love 'em. Order today.

 
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RotosoundBS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Consistent (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
    • Practicing (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Probably the best strings on the market

    Probably the best strings I've tried. I bought 2 pairs. They are extremely bright but mellow well. The harmonic range is absolutely stunning, you can actually hear the overtones on every note you...Read complete review

    Probably the best strings I've tried. I bought 2 pairs. They are extremely bright but mellow well. The harmonic range is absolutely stunning, you can actually hear the overtones on every note you play. This adds a ton of punch and projection when performing. The strings are a bit loud so careful muting is required. These strings really help you emote in solos and play musically. Because of the winding they do get a 'wolf tone'-ish type thing happening when tapping or doing lots of hammer-ons. In any event, these strings will push your technique and allow you the flexibility and response to emote even the most subtle phrasing and musicality. Strings made by a musician for musicians. Worth every penny.

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    BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings

    These have ALWAYS been Great strings for Bass and Perfect for D-tuned playing

    These have ALWAYS been Great strings for Bass and Perfect for D-tuned playing

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    5.0

    Worth the money!

    By welkers

    from colorado

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

      I have tried many types, brands, and gauges of strings over the last couple years, and I keep coming back to these BS Rotos. Of the different Rotosound options, I still prefer these even though all of them are good. This is a great set of strings. Good for all types of playing.

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      5.0

      Bright and Chimey

      By bottom line

      from Florence/Myrtle Beach, SC

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

        Very bright and chimey... but that's what I was looking for. Ha, I even know Billy Sheehan.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Probably the best strings on the market

        By CincyBassPlayer52

        from Cincinnati, OH

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright
        • Consistent
        • Even Scale
        • Flexible
        • Good Tone
        • Great Harmonics
        • Long Life
        • Punchy
        • Strong

        Cons

        • A Little Rough
        • Somewhat Spongy

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

        Probably the best strings I've tried. I bought 2 pairs. They are extremely bright but mellow well. The harmonic range is absolutely stunning, you can actually hear the overtones on every note you play. This adds a ton of punch and projection when performing. The strings are a bit loud so careful muting is required. These strings really help you emote in solos and play musically. Because of the winding they do get a 'wolf tone'-ish type thing happening when tapping or doing lots of hammer-ons. In any event, these strings will push your technique and allow you the flexibility and response to emote even the most subtle phrasing and musicality. Strings made by a musician for musicians. Worth every penny.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best I've ever used!!!

        By Taterhead

        from Marks, Ms.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Any

        Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

        Best strings I've ever used...By-Far!! First time I've ever tried them, and I can't believe I waited this long to do so!! Wanted a 110 E string, and this is the set I went with!! I couldn't be more pleased!! The tonal range and clarity is incredible!! I'll find out, in due time, how durable. And, as is ALWAYS the case, got the free shipping, and my strings arrived DAYS sooner than I thought. Super fast shipping is the norm with Musicians Friend. In closing, I couldn't recomend these strings, or Musicians Friend, any higher.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings

        By frank murguia

        from Arizona

        Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

        These have ALWAYS been Great strings for Bass and Perfect for D-tuned playing

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        5.0

        Great Strings

        By Big Vic

        from Texas

        Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

        To me------ROTOSOUND is the best bass string out there for my style of playing and crazyness..
        I always use ROTOSOUND bass strings,RS 66 but when Billy Sheehan had them change out the 43 instead of the 45 and the 110 instead of the 105... It made it that much better.... These strings ring like there is not tomorrow.. I wouldnt trade them for the world..

        Thank You BS66

        Victor
        The ROTOSOUND quaility speaks for itself..
        The price is just right!!!!!

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        5.0

        GREATEST EVER!

        By BassLord7

        from California

        Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

        The best strings I ever used. The gauges are perfect. The .043 G gives you that fat round tone and is not too thick for playing harmonics. The .110 E string gives you a lot of "booty" for thumping. A lot more thump and bass than a .105 E string. On top of that you get that complex tonal struture that only Rotosound can deliver! As soon as you put them on they put you in the zone!

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        5.0

        BEST STRINGS EVER!!

        By Att-Ltd-II-

        from Toronto, Canada

        Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

        I got his signature Yamaha right away the strings sounded awesome but i was stupid, so i replaced them with Fender Jazz strings, awful i regret doing that, now I'm hoping to buy two pack of those within 2 months since they don't sell Rotosounds in Canada

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        5.0

        Great Strings

        By Will-wt6rS

        from The Moon

        Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

        I got these strings and was a little nervous about trying a new type string, but I was surprised. They were great, the sound was bright and they last a LONG time. A great buy.

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        5.0

        graet strings

        By ampeg55

        from NJ

        Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

        they hold up well, sound great, and are easy to play.

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