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Rotosound RS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings   

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Gauges 45-65-80-105-130. Stainless steel roundwounds. Long scale. The original roundwound bass string, utilizing specialized materials and a unique m...Read More

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Gauges 45-65-80-105-130. Stainless steel roundwounds. Long scale.
The original roundwound bass string, utilizing specialized materials and a unique manufacturing method giving this string unsurpassed brightness, sustain, and string life. Jaco's favourite by far!
Rotosound is famous for their high quality electric bass strings.

Handmade in England.


They're the strings preferred by professionals. Order yours today.

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RotosoundRS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings
 
4.7

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Long life (6)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome set of strings

I bought these strings because I was looking for a better sound and let me tell you I am very impressed with them. I love the high end of them and yet you still...Read complete review

I bought these strings because I was looking for a better sound and let me tell you I am very impressed with them. I love the high end of them and yet you still get all the bottom end as well. I put these on a Schecter Stiletto Custom 5 string.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not a happy customer!!!!!

Just received strings and put on bass. Took off E/B Slinky. Big mistake. Strings have good tone but very very heavy. After installed, Tuned and jammed for about 15 minutes, took...Read complete review

Just received strings and put on bass. Took off E/B Slinky. Big mistake. Strings have good tone but very very heavy. After installed, Tuned and jammed for about 15 minutes, took off strings. If you like heavy strings, My opinion these are for you.

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5.0

Long time favorite

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from Labadieville, Louisiana

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rotosound RS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings:

      Been using these a long time.

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      5.0

      I'll never change to another brand.

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      from Deerfield Beach, Florida

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Consistent
        • Poor Tone Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rotosound RS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings:

          Always loved the tone especially for Metal music and very good for live shows and recording.

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          4.0

          I like them , but they are rough

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          from Daytona, Florida

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rotosound RS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings:

            I have these on my Traben bass. The tone is very good and so far they have lasted. I have not played a show, just practice by myself , so I don't know how they hold up in a gig situation. The only thing I don't like is the rough feel. Not sure about fret life, but finger life is a concern

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            5.0

            The best strings I've found.

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            from Bourbonnais, Il

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about Rotosound RS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings:

              No other strings have "that sound". I've been playing for 34 yrs.and I've tried other strings in the past, but I'm done wasting my time and money. For me, Rotosounds are the best.

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              5.0

              This is all I buy

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              from San Jose, CA

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bar gigs,Fairs,Festivals
                • Concerts

                Comments about Rotosound RS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings:

                I've been using Rotosound exclusively for over 25 years. Somebody gave me a pack of another brand and I found someone else to give them to. I won't use anything else. RS66LD on the four strings and RS665LD on the five.

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                5.0

                AWESOME

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                from Wellsboro, PA

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Rotosound RS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings:

                  There is no other strings I will use!

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome set of strings

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                  from Lebanon,MO

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Rotosound RS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings:

                    I bought these strings because I was looking for a better sound and let me tell you I am very impressed with them. I love the high end of them and yet you still get all the bottom end as well. I put these on a Schecter Stiletto Custom 5 string.

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                    5.0

                    AWESOME SERVICE

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                    from Wellsboro, PA

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Arrived Quickly
                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Packaged Well No Damage
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Rotosound RS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings:

                      This product arrived quicker than I expected which was wonderful. Packaged well and no damages. Product is just what I needed! Thanks for such wonderful service!

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                      5.0

                      Best Sound All Around

                      By 

                      from lawrence, ks

                      Comments about Rotosound RS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings:

                      They keep their brightness for a decent amount of time; then I boil them in water to get a few more gigs out of them or have extras on hand when a break one.
                      I have used Rotosound strings for all my basses through the years. The sound on my new 5-string is the same great growl and low end I love. The only tough deal is they wear down your frets if you play a lot, but worth the fret job for sound.
                      Best sound around.
                      I'm glad they're keeping the price down.

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                      5.0

                      My new favorites!

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                      from Louisville Kentucky

                      Comments about Rotosound RS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings:

                      The only thing that is not so plesent about these strings is the fact that they have a very course texture and are kind of like playing a hacksaw blade compaired to the Dean Markley's I was used to and take a wee bit of getting used to. But it only takes a couple of times of smoking those ole calluses and it will be OK! I suppose that texture is what makes them sound so good!
                      Sure they cost a little more but they are definetly worth it! From now on this is the only string for me.
                      They are strings! Not a whole lot in the way of features.
                      Make no mistake, they are very high quality strings but as far as quality or any other kind of 1 to 10 rating. I will never give a 10 because 10 would be bass strings in Heaven!
                      I give this an 8 because they are a little high but it's like anything. You get what you pay for. These are worth it!

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