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Rotosound RS77S Short Scale Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings   

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Gauges 40-50-75-90. Flatwound. Monel. Short scale.One of the original Rotosound sets from the early 1960s. These strings can be heard on many famous ...Read More

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Gauges 40-50-75-90. Flatwound. Monel. Short scale.

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. Outstanding brilliance and superb tone.

Short scale set is for a 30" scale, but more importantly, a speaking length from ball to the tail run-off (where the silk starts) of 32-1/4". Overall length is 43". The silk winding at the headstock end of the string is 11" long. The silk winding at ball end of the string is 1" long. This makes the overall playable length of the string around 31" long depending on how it's wound to the tuning pegs.

Handmade in England.


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RotosoundRS77S Short Scale Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Really smooth sound

I love these strings they really sound great , my only gripe is the silk wrap is a little too far down the string and is sitting in the nut ??? But they sound...Read complete review

I love these strings they really sound great , my only gripe is the silk wrap is a little too far down the string and is sitting in the nut ??? But they sound fantastic anyway...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Definitely Not For Me

I'm putting in my two cents here to let you know that these strings are not for everyone. I have a Fender Jaguar short scale that I absolutely love. However, these strings completely...Read complete review

I'm putting in my two cents here to let you know that these strings are not for everyone. I have a Fender Jaguar short scale that I absolutely love. However, these strings completely changed the tone. I liked the steely twang of the Fender strings but was hoping to eliminate fret noise with the flat wounds. The RS77s are spectacular in eliminating fret noise. However, the tone is extremely dull, nearly dead. My Jaguar sounded like an upright bass when I was done putting them on. Definitely not the sound that I was looking for. I tried both P and J pickups and adjusting tone, but couldn't get a single tone I liked. So for me, this was a complete loss. I couldn't get them off fast enough.

Bottom line is that judging from the reviews here, you have a nine out of ten chance of liking these strings. Just be aware that if you like a bright steely tone, these might not be for you. Good luck!

Reviewed by 18 customers

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5.0

Good strings for a warm sound!

By 

from COLUMBUS OH

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Rotosound RS77S Short Scale Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

    I wanted a warm sound for my EBO bass. these flat wounds did the job!

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    5.0

    Awesome Strings

    By 

    from Green Bay, Wisconsin

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Excellent Flat Wounds
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rotosound RS77S Short Scale Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

      Excellent flat wounds! I have them on my Epiphone SC bass and my Hofner bass. Great quality and last a long time. They can't be beat!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      SHORTER than you think! Go longer, be safe.

      By 

      from CA

      About Me Experienced

      Comments about Rotosound RS77S Short Scale Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

      I bought this set for a 60's Carvin short scale bass. The actual length of these strings (in inches) is not indicated on the package or the Musicians Friend page. Bummer, because they are soooo short that the cloth winding begins in the middle of my first fret. This bass isn't a child's toy, but it is a short scale. Of course, once the package was opened (how else to discover this problem?) the product cannot be returned. Boo!

      Which raises the question: Is it really necessary to get *special* short scale strings for a smaller bass? Why are they made?

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      1.0

      Disappointed

      By 

      from Northern Virginia

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • None Yet

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rotosound RS77S Short Scale Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

          The E string has been used. The ball end had a bend where it went over the bridge and the other end was all bent up. Selling used strings as new is unacceptable. Returning them is not worth the expense so no more strings ordered here!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Really smooth sound

          By 

          from Waveland Mississippi

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          Pros

          • Easy on fingers
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Silk Wrap Too Long

          Best Uses

          • Beatles Sound
          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Used On Hofner Ignition

          Comments about Rotosound RS77S Short Scale Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

          I love these strings they really sound great , my only gripe is the silk wrap is a little too far down the string and is sitting in the nut ??? But they sound fantastic anyway...

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          too short for mustangs.

          By 

          from memphis tn

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Rotosound RS77S Short Scale Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

          too short for mustangs.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          1970 Gibson Recording Bass

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          from Maui Hawaii

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Perfect Length

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rotosound RS77S Short Scale Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

            Put the RS77S strings on 1970 Gibson Les Paul Recording bass. Impressive improvement in tone. Feel is smooth. Very quiet strings. Perfect length for this short scale bass. Excellent service by Musician's Friend.

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            (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Definitely Not For Me

            By 

            from St. Paul, MN, USA

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            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Almost No Fret Noise
            • Fit Jaguar Ss Perfectly
            • Well made

            Cons

            • Poor Tone Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rotosound RS77S Short Scale Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

              I'm putting in my two cents here to let you know that these strings are not for everyone. I have a Fender Jaguar short scale that I absolutely love. However, these strings completely changed the tone. I liked the steely twang of the Fender strings but was hoping to eliminate fret noise with the flat wounds. The RS77s are spectacular in eliminating fret noise. However, the tone is extremely dull, nearly dead. My Jaguar sounded like an upright bass when I was done putting them on. Definitely not the sound that I was looking for. I tried both P and J pickups and adjusting tone, but couldn't get a single tone I liked. So for me, this was a complete loss. I couldn't get them off fast enough.

              Bottom line is that judging from the reviews here, you have a nine out of ten chance of liking these strings. Just be aware that if you like a bright steely tone, these might not be for you. Good luck!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Strings, SS Not 4 Viola Bass

              By 

              from San Diego, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Smooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Rotosound RS77S Short Scale Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

                I originally ordered the Short Scale ones for the Epiphone Viola Bass and then found out that the Medium lengths are best suited for this bass because of the design of the bridge. Nice full, smooth sound. Less expensive than the Deep Talkin', but, in my opinion, just as good. Very happy with the sound and play-ability of these strings on the Epiphone.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent

                By 

                from Where the Wild Things Are

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Rotosound RS77S Short Scale Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings:

                    I recently bought an Epiphone EB-O, and wasn't very impressed with the bright tone and annoying fret buzz. It came with roundwounds and I read somewhere that these would improve the tone. They did that AND now I don't buzz much at all, except when I get so tired I can barely play because I'm having so much fun with these silky-smooth babies! They seem to be what my bass was made for, and are worth every penny.

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