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Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings 

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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, us...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.6

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (3)

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.

Reviewed by 31 customers

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5.0

Found My Sound

By Newbie Bassist

from Detroit, Michigan

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • No buzz when sliding up and down the neck.

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

    Since playing bass I found the noise from round wire wound strings annoying. Sliding from fret to fret produced a buzz on the round wire wound strings, which came stock with the bass. I decided to try flat wire wounds and like them much better. They are quieter and also easier on my fingers during long practice sessions. I chose Rotowound because of their heritage and their price point. Not the most expensive but not the cheapest either. I am hoping the monel wire will give these extremely long life.

     
    4.0

    Excellent quality but....

    By ILMSteve

    from Cape Fear NC

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    Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

    I like these for my fretless. I prefer rounds but rounds tear up my fingers on a fretless. Excellent quality. Their description calls them bright. They may be bright for a flatwound but that's as far as I would go.

     
    4.0

    Bright flatwounds

    By James

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

        I like the strings but I personally prefer the D'addario Chromes. I use Rotosounds on my electric guitar and absolutely love them so I figured I'd give them a try. I'm the kind of guy that will use the same set of strings for years and prefer the deadened worn in sound. Out of the box they are bright and to me they get better with age as far as bass strings are concerned. I could probably give a better review a year or five from now, but I think I'm going to switch to the chromes before that as the gauge is lighter and the feel is a bit smoother.

         
        5.0

        First flatwounds I've bought

        By Beginner bassist

        from Marietta, GA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Smooth
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performing
          • Practicing

          Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

          I love the strings, BUT they put a severe amount of stress on the neck of my bass. I've had to adjust my truss rod several times since I put them on. But other than that they sound great and slides sound beautiful on em! Little to no excess noise from the strings as well.

           
          5.0

          Terrific Flatwound

          By Studio Man

          from New York

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Silky Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live
            • Studio

            Comments about Rotosound RS77LD Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

            Great flatwound string. Brighter tone than most. Terrific feel. I use them live and in the studio when going for that flatwound sound.

             
            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.

               
              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!!!

               
              5.0

              Roto Sound Flat Wound Strings

              By chiefbj

              from Redding, Ca

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              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....

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great flat wound strings

                By JazzPerfectionist94

                from Washington DC

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                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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

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

                By Still rockin' at middle age

                from Mason, Ohio

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                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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