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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
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (10)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Long life (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (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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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

Reviewed by 17 customers

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5.0

A MUST for Drop D Tuning

By Brian

from Portland, OR

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

    I have a Carvin with an E string de-tuner that I have set for drop D tuning. I find that using any light gage strings makes the E string too "slinky" because it has so little tension in comparison with the other strings. These string have just the right balance and are the only strings I put on that bass.

     
    5.0

    Best strings for the price!

    By LJ

    from Omaha

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

      High string gauges stay in tune longer and sound better for low tunings.

       
      5.0

      Great

      By Frankplane

      from Newton,NJ

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      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.

         
        5.0

        Fantastic

        By Frankplane

        from Newton,NJ

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        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        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.

           
          5.0

          GREAT STRINGS!

          By DEEZ NUTZ

          from TN

          Verified Buyer

          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...

             
            5.0

            Great strings made better

            By Arrgh2112

            from Birmingham, AL

            About Me Experienced

            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.

               
              5.0

              Worth the money!

              By welkers

              from colorado

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              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.

                 
                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.

                  (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.

                  (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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