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Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings

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Gauges: 30-50-70-90. Long scale.These light gauge Funk Master bass string sets became the funk and fusion choice of the '80s, made popular by such no...Click To Read More About This Product

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Because it's got to be funky.

Gauges: 30-50-70-90. Long scale.
These light gauge Funk Master bass string sets became the funk and fusion choice of the '80s, made popular by such notables as Stanley Clarke and Mark King.
Rotosound makes the world's most famous and highest-quality roundwound electric bass strings.


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RotosoundFM66 Funk Master Bass Strings
 
5.0

(based on 23 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

For a great P Bass growl...

By Hepcat

from Louisville, KY

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Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

these strings will do the trick. Yes they are called FunkMasters but for me they really shine when playing rock, jazz AND funk. In order to get that hollow growling P Bass goodness I used to really have to dig in with my fingers or attack hard with a pick but these strings will give me the tone I want with very little effort.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

try em'

By MelloFello

from Eureka, IL

Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

I really dig 'em. But I gotta say they play and feel different than anything I've ever played. So if you want something like other strings you've played don't get these. They are suited well to those who play with a light touch and let there amps make the noise. however the more aggressive players may enjoy the speed and ease of the left hand.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

IT'S LIKE...THEY'RE ENERGIZED

By You're killing me, Larry!

from Los Angeles, CA

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Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

Honest and truly, these stings come to life with just the slightest touch. Awesome for funk slapping, soooooo easy to do it and it's almost effortless. Close to the fatter Rotosound tone, too. Two problems that you'll need to overcome. First, you'll be tuning these a little more often if you're as hard on them as I am- especially the low "E". Secondly, you're going to have to back off on your pizzicato attack. Learn to "pluck" the string a little softer. Other than that, I'll definitely use them again off on on.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rotosound Sound

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

For me these strings are realy outstanding, I have them on my Fulerton active jazz bass, 24 fret medium scale, playing thru my Markbass combo amp. the tones I get are amazing , I loose no bottom end, their tru on the higher frets, and very easy to play, plus stay in tune but i'm not slaping or pounding on them, Iv'e used many different strings over 30+ years of playing and I don't think you can beat them for the money,its hard to belive for such a lite guage string

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

VERY responsive strings! Not just for

By RubyTuba-vW29F

from Park City, KS

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Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

Don't be put off by the teensy guages. These strings are super-light and flexible, but they're THE MOST responsive strings I've ever played! I'm not a slapper - I play a pretty straightforward style, using fingers or a pick. I play mostly theater gigs and casuals. I find I can get beautiful glissandos, cello-like finger vibrato, and all kinds of nifty bends on these strings. Stuff you simply can't do on other strings, even other roundwounds.I'm kind of a traditionalist, and I NEVER would have tried strings this light if I hadn't borrowed a Hofner bass that had a set of these on it. I was astounded! I immediately bought a set for my Hofner, and a set for my Precision.You HAVE to try these!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These strings do not go bad with age. Au contraire

By Ed Guzman

from Sterling Heights, MI

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Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

Funkmasters are the bestOK. I own a Geddy Lee bass. and i equipped it with these set of strings. I've had the same strings on if for 6 months, and have not let me down so far.As these strings age, you will get increasingly mellow sound. If you won a Jazz bass even better... you will be able to sound relatively close to Jaco Pastorius whether or not you play a fretted or fretless.As for the bottom end... none is compromised in spite of how thin these strings are. also, these strings can take a load of punishment. so shed your fear of snapping them if you play hard.you will not get dissapointed from these strings. I can say from experience, that i recommend that you keep em for a while since they get better-sounding as they age.I'm going to use these from now on. as have Geddy Lee, Mark King, Cliff Burton, (correct me if i'm wrong) and Jaco Pastorius.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super Duper!

By PA Jammer

from Pottstown, PA

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Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

I got these because I borrowed my friends J-Bass for a gig while mine was being reworked. It had these thin little FM66 funk master strings on it and I was sick but after a few songs at practice I was amazed! These are awesome! You do have to adjust a little but after that wow! I put these on my Schecter Ultra Bass with EMG's and they sound great. The Ultra Bass has a very narrow neck and I tend to roll the G string off of the fret board here and there because they are so bendable but I'll adjust. Get these strings, You'll love'em!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

FunkMasters

By SpkyLky

from Michigan

Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

These strings are absolutely amazing!I have then on my modified Kawai F2B, and they sound amazing. The bends you can do with these strings are wicked, and there is no significant loss of bottom end. The strings are so comfortable they practically play them self. 20 bucks for a set or rotosounds, great bargain. I have no intention of stringing my bass with any other strings, after playing these I'm spoiled and won't go back to a heavier gauge string. Slapping is a breeze with these too, the name funkmasters is very fitting. 20 bucks, buy them and try them, if you don't like them your only out a twenty. But careful are you might fall in love with them like I did.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice strings

By Beefbazooka325

from Trumbull, CT

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Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

High quality strings, great for slapping, popping, and tapping. Easy to bend and manipulate. They have a 'loose' feel to them, which I find to be a plus.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good strings

By Jim

from New Jersey

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

    Use them for Gig for metal easy to play

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love the feel, sound and price of these strings

    By Anothalevelboss0

    from Hattiesburg, MS

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

        I use the product for studio recordings only great sound for this

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Funk Strings

        By skookum

        from Tacoma WA

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        Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

        These strings are awesome. They are very light gauge, so they require adjustments to how hard you play, but once you learn the delicate touch these strings require, your slapping will have never sounded so sweet.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Strings Of All Time

        By Joe-uWH21

        from Atco, NJ

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        Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

        I've been playing with these strings for about a year now and I simply can't play anything else, nothing feels more flexible or sounds as rich as rotosound funkmasters. I Play a hard touch fingerstyle and these handle it perfectly, but makes slapping simple and effetcive.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        bad mambajambas

        By Funkmasta

        from glendale A.Z.

        Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

        these strings are very bright and the easiest-playing strings ever.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect

        By Spriken1

        from Northern NY

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        Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

        These are by far the best strings I have ever played. They're perfect for slap and pop techniques, as well as quick plucked parts. A small adjustment of your action and you'll be free to go, no complaints at all, I recommend them 100% and I will never use something else.

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings

        By Martin-QtNxD

        from Dallas

        Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

        These strings are a little too thin for my bass (Geddy Lee Jazz). When I put them on, the neck immediately lost its curvature so I had to adjust the truss rod and then the string height had to be increased because of buzz. The E and A strings sounded okay but the other two just didn't give enough sound to cut through unless the treble was way up. They may be good for pop/slap but not for rock.Also, they are steel wound and will probably wear down the frets and fingerboard.I will replace them with D'addarios that are slightly heavier ( 95, 70, 60, 40) and wound with nickel.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Funky

        By Mark Olson

        from Houghton, MI

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        Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

        These are the best ultra light guage strings I've been able to find, albeit not the cheapest. Smaller guage strings allow for lower string tension, so you can bend these things like overcooked spaghetti. These strings require a light touch, but once you've adjusted, you'll find you can play faster and with less effort. Great for bassists who want to make waves.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gerat funk strings

        By CaffeineTripp

        from Grand Marais, Minnesota

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        Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

        I've used three different sets of strings on my Ric and these have been the best. Not even the standard Ric strings work as well.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Stanley Clark move over.

        By Nöelbass

        from East Orange NJ

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        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • None
        • None at this time

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

        Needed comfortable and easy to play strings.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Happy

        By Andy R.

        from Central Pa.

        Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

        I'm over 50 with arthritis in my hands and thought I'd try these "Roto Sounds" because of the exsceptionally small guage. They play easily and I'm playing licks better that ever before and although the guage is very small, they still sound as good and bassy as anything esle.NO REGRETS!

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