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


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RotosoundRS77S Short Scale Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings
 
4.4

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), 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...

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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 21 customers

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5.0

Excellent strings

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By Happy Camper

from Lakeland, FL

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Good warm, retro-type sound
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    I have started using these strings om my short-scale 4-string basses, an Epiphone EB-0, and my new Danelectro Longhorn bass. I seriously wish RotoSound would make a short-scale 5-string set so I could put them on my ESP Junior 5-string bass. These strings makes my EB-0 sound exactly like the bass player's instrument - a Gibson - sounds from the 1960s. My Dani has that perfect "Radar Love" voice that the Dani that Golden Earring's bassist uses. These strings are smooth and feel good to the fingers. I can play all day with them.

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    5.0

    Great Strings If You Know What Your Buying

    By CP

    from Kalamazoo, MI

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All uses.
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      These are great strings. Roto makes great strings. Deep, percussive, but still articulate enough for recording, fast runs, and low notes don't turn to mush. Be careful on the length, this is true with most string makers. I usually go medium scale for short scale so I don't end up with fabric in the nut, or worst, on the fret. Remember, a great deal of your tone comes from the string striking the nut properly. That's why plastic sounds different than bone, graph sounds different than brass. If you have cloth in the nut slot, you are robbing yourself of tone.
      As I said in the title, great if you know what you are buying. Here's a hint for the many players out there who feel compelled to negatively rate a string because it doesn't fit your style of playing. Hey, you don't buy flatwounds to slap, or chug, or slam. You buy them for their intended purpose; a nice mellow groove. Just because your ignorance on string type led you to a bad purchase, don't rate the strings bad.

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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

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      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

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          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

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            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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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Disappointed

            By KidVid

            from Northern Virginia

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            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 bryan

                from undisclosed

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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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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                too short for mustangs.

                By tbone530

                from memphis tn

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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

                By MauiJack

                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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