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Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings   

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Gauges: .065-.075-.100-.115. Long scale.The 'Black Nylon Tru Bass' Strings were originally developed to simulate a double bass sound on an electric b...Read More

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Dressed up in black nylons.

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

The 'Black Nylon Tru 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 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (19)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I will buy again.

By porch picker

from KentuckyKentucky

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rotosound RS88LD Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Strings:

      Best tone I ever had out of my Fender Jazz. Great sound and very easy to play.

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      (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet Strings A Third Time

      By Dr Deuce

      from Arizona

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      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.

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          (18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Old school tone

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          By Rogg

          from Corsicana,Texas

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          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.

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          (88 of 103 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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            (135 of 135 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sweet strings

            By Dr Deuce

            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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            (135 of 147 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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            (8 of 180 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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            (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.

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            (117 of 140 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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            (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!

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