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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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Handmade in England.

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.


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

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RotosoundRS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings
 
4.7

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Long life (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

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

Best Bass Strings!

By Johnny RockStar

from NY, NY

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Rotosound RS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings:

    Best Bass Strings! Pro musician using them for over 30 years. Occasionally tried others to see if I was missing out on something, always came back to Rotosounds!! Deep growly to glassy slap tones. With my Sadowsky Vintage 5 and Rotosounds, I can cover any gig easily!! There's a reason they're still around since the 1950's, they sound AWESOME!!

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    5.0

    Nice Rotosound sound

    By St. Mark

    from Midland, TX

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • High Energy
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Lounge Music

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Gigs
    • Pop
    • Practicing
    • Rock

    Comments about Rotosound RS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings:

    I am a weekend warrior playing paid gigs at local bars and smaller venues. The sound of these strings are great so long as you are not looking for the best "lounge style" sounds (Flatwoods are best for the more subdued tone).
    Installation is simple and straightforward as possible, unlike the Rotosound PSD 99 strings.
    Cannot comment on longevity as I've had these on my 5 string Fender Jazz for only a month, but they don't go dead right out of the box.
    Absolutely my favorite "aggressive/power" tone and will be ordering again when these finally wear out.
    Great product and great bang for your buck.

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    5.0

    Immediate Improvement

    By Kurt

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about RS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings:

    These strings improved my bass's sound immediately. Are there better Rotosound strings available? I am seriously impressed with these here.

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    4.0

    Great Bass Strings

    By Michael

    from undisclosed

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    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Full coiling on the outside wrap is short.

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Rotosound RS665LD Roundwound 5-String Bass Strings:

    I like the sound of these strings.

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    5.0

    Long time favorite

    By Jolene

    from Labadieville, LA

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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.

        By Gil

        from Deerfield Beach, Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        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

            By D

            from Daytona, Florida

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            Verified Buyer

            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.

              By michaeljc4u

              from Bourbonnais, Il

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              Verified Buyer

              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

                By Cactus Ken

                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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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  AWESOME

                  By Gee

                  from Wellsboro, PA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  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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