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Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings   

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Gauges 43-65-80-110. Long scale. Stainless steel roundwounds. These Rotosound stainless steel roundwound bass strings are the favorite strings of bas...Read More

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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.


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RotosoundBS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (8)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Long life (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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

Great

By Frankplane

from Newton,NJ

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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:

    The right string line up, works with all kinds of tunings,Great strings.

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    5.0

    Fantastic

    By Frankplane

    from Newton,NJ

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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:

      Good balance, strings are good from standard tuning to C# tuning.

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      5.0

      GREAT STRINGS!

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

        Really nice strings. Consistent feel and great tone right out of the box. Nice strong mid range GROWL. These definitely have some texture to them in terms of feel of the wraps. Heavier E string is nice... very assertive and full. Overall, this set feels balanced enough in terms of feel and tone. Some have said Roto 66s are extremely bright, but these are certainly, to my ear, are not as bright as other strings out of the box. They are however, loud, clear, and GROWLY. Very full and present sounding tone that works very well on my P bass. They can have a nice punchy, percussive, articulate thump to them, if you bring this out by the way you strike them. They really ring loud clear and FULL, with a medium string action. Low action did not produce as full or fat a tone. Break angle at the bridge saddle is EVERYTHING! Get some and experience real TONE...

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        5.0

        Great strings made better

        By Arrgh2112

        from Birmingham, AL

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Great Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Just About Everything

          Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

          These are great strings. I've always been a fan of Rotosounds and when I saw the custom set at the price, it really was a no brainer. Once they settle in, they are rock solid and rarely need tuning.

          They have been on the bass for three weeks and if they are like the RS66's, they should be on their for the foreseeable future.

          Great strings at an awesome price.

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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

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            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

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              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.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best I've ever used!!!

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              By Taterhead

              from Marks, Ms.

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              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 4 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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