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

Handmade in England.


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RotosoundRS77S Short Scale Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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...

VS

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 19 customers

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely the Best strings for my MIKRO

By The Bass guy

from South Texas

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    So smooth compared to regular wound strings.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good strings for a warm sound!

    By SKUFFY-B

    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 Ditto

      from Green Bay, Wisconsin

      About Me Experienced

      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 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        SHORTER than you think! Go longer, be safe.

        By all musicians must have Nicknames

        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 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointed

        By KidVid

        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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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Really smooth sound

            By Bryansong65

            from Waveland Ms.39576

            About Me Professional Musician

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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 tbone530

            from memphis tn

            About Me Experienced

            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

            By MauiJack

            from Maui Hawaii

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            Ask me a question

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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 LJS_MN

              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 GG

                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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