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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.


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
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

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Pros

  • Consistent (5)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (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

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    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.

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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 3 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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