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Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings  

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Overview

  • Black nylon
  • Flatwound
  • Long scale
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $55.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $13.05
  • Your Price:
    $4195

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Dressed up in black nylons.

Gauges: .065-.075-.100-.115. Long scale.

The RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings were originally developed to simulate a double bass sound on an electric bass. These RotoSound strings made their most famous appearance on top of the 'Apple' building while Paul McCartney was playing his Hofner bass. You will note that the tension is low, making this string extremely comfortable to play.

Features

  • Black nylon
  • Flatwound
  • Long scale
  • Acoustic bass tone on electric bass
  • Made in England

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RotosoundRS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

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(46 of 61 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

smooth strings

By Walt

from Emporium, PA

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings:

    On my 5 string Michael Kelly acoustic/electric bass these strings give me more of the upright bass type of sound I want.
    Very easy on the fingers.
    The down side is the price. I have a set of Fender nylon coated round wounds on an Ibanez acoustic/electric which cost 1/2 as much, have good sound and are almost as easy on the fingers.

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    (92 of 92 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sweet strings

    By Dr Deuce 357

    from Arizona

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Anything
    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings:

    Just put these strings on my Rickenbacker 4003 bass and they are so sweet!! The sound is warm and mellow.They are so smooth, they make the action so much faster. Rotosound Black Nylons will be my strings for all my guitars!!!!

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    (94 of 106 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Smooth as Silk

    By bill kuhn

    from Texas

    Comments about Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings:

    These strings feel great and sound closer to an Upright Bass.
    I put these on my Takamine 512 and love the way they sound and feel. Hardly any volume decrease over the bronze strings, they were louder than I expected. Only problem I had was drilling out the hole a little to fit the E string.

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    (7 of 122 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Buyer Beware...

    Comments about Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings:

    The Trubass Bass Strings have a nice feel and warm sound.
    The problem is the heavier guage of the strings.
    I put the strings on my Squire Jazz Bass and discovered that the E string did not fit into the nut. When I brought up this problem at a local music store, I was advised to use a lighter gauge set of strings because the heavier gauge strings could cause a bowing of the neck due to the heavier tension.
    Buyer beware. My advice is to speak with a qualified luthier and follow his or her recommendations.
    The price of the strings is a bit steep.

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    (115 of 116 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    These strings sweet

    Comments about Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings:

    I put these strings on my gene simmons axe guitar and what a sweet sound they make. I will be making these my regular strings on my other guitars as well.

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    (82 of 103 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Much differnt than what Im used to.

    By BassMasta1000

    from manchester NH

    Comments about Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings:

    I usually use Rotosound Funkmaster strings On my Epiphone EB-3 and it sounds great, But I recently bought An allen woody bass and The funkmasters sounded Horrid, So I looked at these and My bass sounds Like The bass line From "hey Bulldog" by the Beatles, I have to say Im not buying Thses from now on and They have to be at least 2times more Comfortable than The funk masters. If U Like The sound of a "Tru Bass" U will love these strings and for the money they are a steal

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    (74 of 96 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Strings to Make your P-Bass Sound VIntage

    Comments about Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings:

    I was looking to make my P-Bass sound more or less like an upright. These strings did the trick.Previously I tried some Fender flats. The Fenders sounded too metallic. However, these Rotosounds make the bass sound deep and thumpy.An added benefit is that these strings feel great. They are very smooth but not slippery.If you are looking to give your bass a warm mellow sound, these strings will do the trick. Slappers and poppers look elsewhere!

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    (77 of 89 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great sound!

    By PluggedAcoustic

    from Baltimore MD

    Comments about Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings:

    Gives the closest sound to a good, worn in set of Pirazzi's...nice dark sound, great response, and loose enough not to completely tire you out. I'm an upright bassist that happens to own an electric...and i'll keep coming back to these flatwounds!

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    (71 of 86 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bob

    By Bass101

    from Big Island, Virginia

    Comments about Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings:

    AWESOME!! I just received these strings, put them on my 1980 P-Bass and....it sounds just like my Fretwell Custom standup!! Fabulous sound...all I hoped for and more!!

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    (15 of 91 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not For P Bass

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings:

    No offense to you jazz guys but these strings sound like plastic on a P Bass. The strings are well made but very dull. I am really disappointed. The 8250 Super Bass Strings that came with this 2009 American P Bass blow these Rotosound RS88LD's away. This was $ down the drain. Lesson learned!

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