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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....Read More

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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 61 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (12)
  • Consistent (9)
  • Long life (9)
  • Well built / quality (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (6)
    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

    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!!!

    VS

    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

    Great tone

    By Dino Rock

    from New York

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live
      • Studio

      Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

      I've been using these strings live and in the studio for 30 years. They are the standard by which all other roundwound strings are measured.

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      5.0

      My favorite

      By Arco Steve

      from Mt. Pleasnt, WI

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

      After trying MANY types of strings on the market over the years, I find myself always coming back to these. They have the growl like nothing else that can cut through just about any mix.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Keep your band together...

      By William Stephens

      from Fountain Valley, CA.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

        An old friend, Rotosound has always been my choice of bass string since The Who Sell Out album. "Keep your band together, with Rotosound strings... more music, more music, more music". Excellent quality, long lasting, great sounding strings. I bought into John Entwistle's endorsement on that album many decades ago and have never regretted it.

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        5.0

        What can you say?

        By KenU

        from Cleveland, OH

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Fretless
          • Practicing
          • Praise Team

          Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

          What more can you say about such classic strings. I use them on my fretted, fretless, acoustic and now my Steinberger. They are always consistent and have a great tone on any bass I've ever put them on.

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          4.0

          Just what I needed.

          By Riff Kats

          from Bakersfield CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

              Same strings I've used for over 40 years.

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              5.0

              My "go to" strings

              By emcd64

              from SOWEGA

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

                I have been using these for years and have tried many different strings, these just seem to work best for me, have never bought a bad set.

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                5.0

                Best strings ever!

                By PlatinumVue

                from Dallas, TX

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Tone
                • Long Sustain
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

                    Rotosound strings are the best I've ever used. Very clean tone with long sustain. I love 'em!

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The real deal!

                    By jmclen

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • The Sound

                    Cons

                    • Goes Dead Quickly
                    • Very Rough Feel

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Getting Certain Sounds
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

                    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!!!

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    GREAT BUY!

                    By Music Man

                    from USA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Playing
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

                      These things lasted quite a long time but I guarantee they would've lasted longer if I ever washed my hands before playing or cleaned my strings up afterwards. But nonetheless GREAT BUY!

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                      5.0

                      Tone and Texture

                      By Bart Cohen

                      from Fayetteville, AR

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Blues

                      Comments about Rotosound RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings:

                      Great tone for a good price.

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