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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...Read More

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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 21 reviews)

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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

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      5.0

      Stanley Clark move over.

      By Nöelbass

      from East Orange NJ

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      Verified Buyer

      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.

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      (3 of 3 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

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      For a great P Bass growl...

      By Hepcat

      from Louisville, KY

      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.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      55 string application :P

      By andk1987

      from grimsby

      Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

      mhm well i use these on my 5 string cort curbow 5 with a 105 as an E and then tune E-A-D-G-C as i found in the band i was playing with the B was jus way to low to make any sense and ultimately never got used so i saw these tuned em up a bit and must say the high c gets used alot more than i thought it would

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      5.0

      IT'S LIKE...THEY'RE ENERGIZED

      By You're killing me, Larry!

      from Los Angeles, CA

      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.

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      5.0

      I like 'em.

      By JAustinMunn

      from Albuquerque, NM

      Comments about Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings:

      I switched to these from my Ernie Ball Slinky's. I like the thin-ness, and I noticed a definate increase in my speed. They're not the best I've played, but they don't make the strings I like anymore.And to the gentelman a few below me...I just find that kind of ironic that these strings are used by Geddy Lee, yet they don't work on his bass. Sorry to hear that, but it's great irony.

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      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.

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      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.

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      5.0

      These strings do not go bad with age. Au contraire

      By Ed Guzman

      from Sterling Heights, MI

      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.

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