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Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings  

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Handmade in England.

Gauges: 45-65-85-105. Flatwound. Monel.
One of the original Rotosound sets from the early 1960s. These strings can be heard on many famous albums, used over the years by Sting, Phil Lynott, Steve Harris, and John Deacon.
Rotosound makes the world's most famous and highest-quality electric bass strings.
Outstanding brilliance and superb tone. Long scale.


Buy 'em. String 'em up. Sound good as new.

 
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RotosoundRS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (4)
    • Practicing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great, great & great!!! Get it???

    I recently became the bass player for a band (I have been mostly a guitar player (acoustic and electric rhythm)). Since then, I have had to pay more attention to my Fender...Read complete review

    I recently became the bass player for a band (I have been mostly a guitar player (acoustic and electric rhythm)). Since then, I have had to pay more attention to my Fender Geddy Lee Jazz bass (I have been using this one for recording my own instrumentals). So, I decided to change the factory strings with this RS 77LD after doing lots of research and talking to several bass players and listening to recommendations from my friends at different musical instruments stores (including MF).
    All I can say is: Why did I wait this long???? WOW!!!No comparison!! I do not need to look for any other strings!! Unbelievable tone!! Deep, warm, great sustain!!
    With the factory strings, I could not use the bridge pickup because it was way too bright and always had to use the neck pick up with the tone set at around 2-3 (10 being brightest). Now with the RS, not only I can use the bridge pickup, I can set the tone to 10 without degrading the quality of the bass sound with excessive brightness regardless of the pickup I use.
    No wonder so many artists endorse these strings!!!
    The finger noise is significantly reduced (I still need to learn bass playing techniques). These strings are also more comfortable with my fingers.
    Now I need to buy a set for my Fender American Special P-bass I just got (for gigs).
    Do yourself a favor: buy these strings and close the book in researching bass strings.
    I just did!!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    FULL CIRCLE

    These strings are great. They have a nice tone and the perfect feel. I got away from them for a while and was sorry I did. I am back using them and won't...Read complete review

    These strings are great. They have a nice tone and the perfect feel. I got away from them for a while and was sorry I did. I am back using them and won't use other stings on my Fender '74 bass again.

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    5.0

    Great product

    By Jimmy

    from Jacksonville,Fl

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

      The strings are fantastic, just what you would expect from Rotosound.

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      5.0

      The Best There Is!!!

      By James Moore Jr

      from Rockford IL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Great sound

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Any Type Of Music

      Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

      As a retired woodshedder, these strings are the best bass strings I have ever played. Just like the big boys (Jack Bruce comes to mind), I use these on my Fender Precision Fretless Bass and jam away with Mingus music, King Crimson and of course, Zappa. Really nice feel to them, and they honk when you want to play loud through an Ampeg. They last a long time, are true to their intonation and sound sweet. Worth the money, too! Enjoy!!!

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      5.0

      Roto Sound Flat Wound Strings

      By chiefbj

      from Redding, Ca

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everything

        Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

        When properly adjusted these strings are remarkable. I started using them in the 70's and they are still incredible. (Not the same set of strings)....we play contempory Christian, classic rock, country and jazz. I use a Les Paul bass or a Peavey Grind. They work great on both. Just makes it flow so easily....

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        4.0

        Great flat wound strings

        By JazzPerfectionist94

        from Washington DC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

        • A Little Stiff

        Best Uses

        • All the time
        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

        These strings are some of the finest flat wound strings I've ever had the chance to play.These are kind of a specialty and in a way you really have to know and love them to use them (which means you should try them and find out!). Only reason I gave these four stars is because the .45 gauge string tends to be stiff when first installed. Depending on how much you play, the strings take about a week to fully settle in but once they do, there should be little to no problem. I've continually used these strings on a bass set up for slap for about two years and it works fine. Just gotta pull them around a bit to loosen them up.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great, great & great!!! Get it???

        By Still rockin' at middle age

        from Mason, Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Great Tone
        • Less Finger Noise
        • Soft On Fingers

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

          I recently became the bass player for a band (I have been mostly a guitar player (acoustic and electric rhythm)). Since then, I have had to pay more attention to my Fender Geddy Lee Jazz bass (I have been using this one for recording my own instrumentals). So, I decided to change the factory strings with this RS 77LD after doing lots of research and talking to several bass players and listening to recommendations from my friends at different musical instruments stores (including MF).
          All I can say is: Why did I wait this long???? WOW!!!No comparison!! I do not need to look for any other strings!! Unbelievable tone!! Deep, warm, great sustain!!
          With the factory strings, I could not use the bridge pickup because it was way too bright and always had to use the neck pick up with the tone set at around 2-3 (10 being brightest). Now with the RS, not only I can use the bridge pickup, I can set the tone to 10 without degrading the quality of the bass sound with excessive brightness regardless of the pickup I use.
          No wonder so many artists endorse these strings!!!
          The finger noise is significantly reduced (I still need to learn bass playing techniques). These strings are also more comfortable with my fingers.
          Now I need to buy a set for my Fender American Special P-bass I just got (for gigs).
          Do yourself a favor: buy these strings and close the book in researching bass strings.
          I just did!!

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          5.0

          Heaven In My Hands

          By BoomBoom1963

          from Wildwood, NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

              Having switched to bass over 4 years ago, I won't consider myself some kind of expert. Playing round wound strings was normal as I didn't really develop good skills until recently. The next step for me was tone.

              Without any preconceived notion, I went ahead and ordered a set of Rotosound Flatwounds from Musicians Friend. The strings were well packed. Immediately I was shocked at how smooth these strings are.

              Strung up my P-Bass and did a quick setup and just started playing unamplified. The strings felt wonderful against the skin and the tone was wonderful. Not bright and not dark, just right. Plugged in and Lo and Behold...Tone. The tone I had been seeking.

              I was taken back to the 60's right away and the best description of these strings is "Smooth". In feel and texture and tone, these strings are everything I had hoped them to be.

              If you're like me and on the fence about switching to flatwounds, do it. Do it because it will feel right and sound right. Why Rotosound? Years and years of experience backed up with excellent quality and packaging.

              I don't think I will ever return to round wounds and I will not use any other string except Rotosound.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Kick Butt Flats

              By LifelongFenderFan

              from Clarkston, MI

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • A Bit Stiff

              Best Uses

              • Blues
              • Classic Rock
              • Concerts
              • Motown
              • Practicing
              • RB

              Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

              I have been running down all of the flatwound brands and gauges hoping to find the right combination of tone, sustain and stiffness. I have spent several hundred dollars doing so.
              I am now kicking myself that I did not start with the Roto 77's. My first rehearsal with the 77's was incredible. I play a Fender 62' Precision RI through a Fender Bassman 250/210. I could not beleive my ears. The tone is incredible. The sustain was exactly what I was looking for. These are a bit stiff, so if you like low tension in your strings, these may not be for you. But for the great tone and sustain, I am willing to get used to it. I cannot say enough good about these strings. I hate to say this, but my Fender 9050's just were a dead thud and lacked definition. The 77s are what a bass should sound like - picked, plucked or slapped.

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              5.0

              Nothing Even Compares

              Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

              There is no Comparison Roto Sound is Simply the best Bass String ever made i choose 77 Flatwounds I have been Playing them Since i Was 10yrs old They never let you down Best sound The Boombing Lows and the crisp Highs the sound that made the 60's and 70's music simply the best sounding ever i use them in the Studio and Live if you are looking for that pure rock sound then i say these strings are what you are looking for believe me i have used every string out there and i always come back to Roto Sound every time yes they are a little more for these strings but i put it this way you get what you pay for and these outlast any string on the market today they sound great with any type music you play and i hear people say they have no sustain to them i beg to differ they have a pure tone sustain which if you are in the studio you would understand
              Its a Flatwound string supreme Quality
              The best String Ever
              the value at musicians friend is fantastic i have paid upwards of 50 bucks 40 yrs ago the price at Roto Sound has not changed in 40yrs you will save big here at Musicians Friend

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              4.0

              Classy Old-School Sound

              By NYC Bassman

              from LA, Nashville, NYC - in Nashville for now...

              Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

              I put the 45-105 set on my Squire Classic Vibe P-Bass and it sounds fantastic, especially after shoving a piece of foam under the strings at the bridge. It gives it a nice, dark tone for R&B or Reggae. Remove the foam for a great rock sound. The strings are a bit stiff so it will take some getting use to, especially if you slap. Feels great under the fingers. You will most likely need a set-up to offset the higher tension on the neck. It's a bit expensive but you can keep it on your bass for years and just let it mellow out.

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              4.0

              Good string but not for everyone

              By TheWoolyMammoth

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

              I found the E to be odd in the beginning. It was very stiff and sounded dead. The strings are a bit on the stiff side over all. After a break in period the strings balanced out and the E was like the others. More highs then Chromes but also a bit moe complex still with a thud. Perhaps more versatile. They really need time to settle in. infield say the are really good after a month or three depending on how much you play.Try em out for a great rock flat wound sound.

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