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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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Handmade in England.

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.


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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!

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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

    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!

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      SHORTER than you think! Go longer, be safe.

      By 

      from CA

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      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            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 Ms.

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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...

                Comment on this review

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                too short for mustangs.

                By 

                from memphis tn

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                  Cons

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                      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, Minnesota

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                        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!

                          Comment on this review

                          (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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