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Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings   

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Gauges 45-65-80-105. Long scale.Rotosound makes the world's most famous and highest quality round-wound electric bass strings....Click To Read More About This Product

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Gauges 45-65-80-105. Long scale.

Rotosound makes the world's most famous and highest quality round-wound electric bass strings.


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RotosoundRS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings
 
4.8

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (21)
  • Consistent (17)
  • Long life (15)
  • Well built / quality (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (14)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The real deal!

While bass is not my main instrument, I'm enough of a bass lover to have developed quite an ear for the bass. I've played lots of strings and generally like GHS boomers (nickel)...Read complete review

While bass is not my main instrument, I'm enough of a bass lover to have developed quite an ear for the bass. I've played lots of strings and generally like GHS boomers (nickel) for their smooth feel, long life, consistent sound, etc. I've played all kinds of strings over the years (dr, trace elliot, dean markley, d'addario, ghs, fender, sadowsky, etc.)

So, here's the bottom line. The sound of these strings is THE SOUND. Like certain vintage gear, it is impossible to talk about this product without noticing the negative, but that is always outshined by one attribute.... authentic, one-of-a-kind tone. In my experience, these strings can go from live to super dead overnight (cleaning with rubbing alcohol and/or boiling helps for a while). They also feel rough, even more so than typical steel strings (you can get used to it though).

The good, there is a signature crunchiness in the way these strings vibrate against the fretboard that I've never heard with any other string and it instantly reminds me of Chris Squire, Jaco, Geddy Lee, etc. As soon as I find a better string that sounds like this, I'll change my review. Until then, there is nothing I know of that sounds like these and if you're looking for THAT SOUND, this is it!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Basically Unplayable

Normally I use roundwound nickel d'addarios, but I heard Geddy Lee uses these so I thought I'd try them out. The strings feel like sandpaper and unless your playing anything but whole notes the...Read complete review

Normally I use roundwound nickel d'addarios, but I heard Geddy Lee uses these so I thought I'd try them out. The strings feel like sandpaper and unless your playing anything but whole notes the strings constantly grab and tear up your fingers, basically eliminating any speed in your playing. Also, there is a ton of fret noise. I had high expectations for these strings but they're unplayable in my opinion.

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5.0

The best

By PJ

from Western Mass

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

    I have been using these on my '73 Precision for 38 years. Tried a few different brands through the years but quickly change them out for Roto Sound Swing bass strings. I like the way they sound fresh and the way they sound after they have been on a while.

     
    5.0

    Very nice edgy tone

    By Apex

    from Denver, Co

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Professional
      • Recording

      Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

      Rotosounds...the industry standard anymore. Great quality and tone. They are bright, edgy and punchy, great for rock/metal style of playing. I have read people had issues with the feel of the round wounds, but I have had no issue. Sure, they are not easy on your fingers. I guess build up your calluses.

       
      5.0

      Have been using these strings for 20 years

      By Dennis

      from Fairfield CT

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

        Warm Bass Sound

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Can't go wrong. Great tone.

        By Zachery

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

        I'd give them a 5 if they fit my bass which is a body thru design. Had to remove some of the red string wraping. Other than that, they are very nice. Lots of life in the tone. Will have to email Rotosound next time to see if a longer string can be made.

         
        5.0

        Very nice!!!

        By Martymus

        from Okla

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

          This was my 1st time to try Rotosounds and let me tell you, I'll never use another string. Best tone that I've had in years. The only con is that I haven't been using these strings before now.

           
          5.0

          The best bass strings made

          By PJ

          from Western Mass

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

            Love the way these gradually change in tone after they have been on for awhile.

             
            5.0

            Outstanding Products, Service and Delivery Time

            By For Dave

            from Texas

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Quick Shipping
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

              I love Musician's Friend...my husband is a musician and I would not buy his gear anywhere else but MUSICIAN'S FRIEND. He is always happy with your products.

               
              5.0

              "Just like the ones I use to know"

              By Paco

              from Chicago

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

                  Cant beat the slinky feel and full sound.. even from a light guage

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Strings

                  By Studio Man

                  from New York

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

                      Been using Rotosound 66LD, 66LDN, and 77 strings for years. My go to strings. Just great.

                       
                      5.0

                      The Best Money Can Buy!

                      By Smitty1

                      from Durham, NC

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing
                        • Soloing

                        Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

                        I have used RotoSound Bass Guitar for the past 30 (thirty) years and have never ever had and problems with them. They are the best at not getting out of tune. Sweet, sweet sustain carries for days. They will make the cheapest Bass guitar sound great!! And that's a fact Jack. Try them and you will see.

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