• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop All Categories
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG July 4th DoorbustersNew Deals Added 06-29-15
Top Rated
Rotosound Logo
SKU 
102810 000000000

Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings   

  • Write a Review

Gauges: .065-.075-.100-.115. Long scale.The RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings were originally developed to simulate a double bass sou...Read More

  • MSRP:
    $55.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $13.05
  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Your Price:
    $4195

In Stock & Ready To Ship

  Add to Cart Add to Wishlist
See All Rotosound Other Bass String Gauges
OVERVIEW

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

Time to change strings? Order today.

Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
RotosoundRS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Reviewed by 23 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Strings A Third Time

By 

from Arizona

About Me Experienced

Ask me a question

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong
  • Very Versiltile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings:

      These string's are so sweet. My first set went on my Gene Simmons Axe bass. Then I put a set on my Rickenbacker 4003 bass, even better. I just had the new set put on. They lasted me on my Rickenbacker for over 1 and 1/2 years. Very easy to clean. For those who are going to try these for the first time, make sure to "Cut the Nut" on your bass, for the strings are thicker and need to sit farther down in the nut. And Musicians Friend recently reduced the price on these.

      Comment on this review

      (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Old school tone

      By 

      from Corsicana,Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Had To File Nut Slot

      Best Uses

      • Acousticelectric Bass
      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings:

      Put these on Ibanez acoustic bass and they feel very nice. Used alotta different strings on this bass before and never satisfied but now I am. With onboard e/q I can dial back the bottom for more definition. No screechiness,more fundamental bass tone. After putting on the E and A didn't seem to intone and tune right so I did take a sharp carpet knife and carefully cut the nut slots a little wider not deeper and now they've settled in. Theres less tension on these so even though theyre larger theyre still easy to play. Another reason I didn't put these on any of my other basses is because they don't ground to the bridge like regular strings due to the nylon wrap. Apparantly others use them anyway on their Fender style basses but to me that's an issue.So I do like these but for my acoustic only. Thomastik Infeld jazz flats may be better for this bass or others with no grounding issues but theyre a different more middy tone , not nylon and cost nearly 3 times more so tone wise and feel wise I am happier with these Rotosound Trubass black nylons.

      Comment on this review

      (88 of 103 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      smooth strings

      By 

      from Emporium, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      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.

        Comment on this review

        (134 of 134 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sweet strings

        By 

        from Arizona

        About Me Novice

        Ask me a question

        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!!!!

        Comment on this review

        (134 of 146 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Smooth as Silk

        By 

        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.

        Comment on this review

        (8 of 179 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.

        Comment on this review

        (150 of 152 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.

        Comment on this review

        (117 of 140 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Much differnt than what Im used to.

        By 

        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

        Comment on this review

        (104 of 131 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!

        Comment on this review

        (102 of 122 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great sound!

        By 

        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!

        Comment on this review

        Displaying reviews 1-10

        Back to top

        Previous | Next »

        You are changing the Ship-To country.

        Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.