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Rotosound RS88S Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Standard Gauge Short Scale Bass Strings 

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Gauges: 65-75-90-115. Nylon flatwound. Short scale.These distinctive black nylon covered, electric flat-wound strings get a great acoustic sound, hav...Click To Read More About This Product

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Dressed up in black nylons.

Gauges: 65-75-90-115. Nylon flatwound. Short scale.
These distinctive black nylon covered, electric flat-wound strings get a great acoustic sound, have a selective harmonic balance, and a super silk-smooth feel.
Rotosound is famous for their high quality electric bass strings.


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RotosoundRS88S Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Standard Gauge Short Scale Bass Strings
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

1 Set of strings - 2 basses

By Flowersong

from Arizona

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Comments about Rotosound RS88S Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Standard Gauge Short Scale Bass Strings:

This is my second set of Rotosound Trubass strings A few years from now that I'll replace them.
I first had these on an Ibanaz short - scale solid body. I played on them for over 2 years. Recently, I bought a Hofner Beatle Bass. While waiting for the strings to arrive from Musicians Friend,
I took the strings off of my Ibanez and but them on the Hofner. They sound great! So I'll keep the new ones in the package.
Black nylon Tapewound. Fits Hofner Violin Bass perfectly
One set lasted for 2 Basses

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great thick sound

By Mature Bass Guy

from Buffalo NY

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Rotosound RS88S Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Standard Gauge Short Scale Bass Strings:

    I love these strings. I put them on my Gibson SG short scale bass. The sound is thick and strong. I like these for that '60's British Invasion sound. I am not a slapper or popper, I like smooth tasteful bass lines that enhance the other instruments. Sliding up and down the neck with these strings is fun.These strings fit the bill for garage rock, blues or even jazz.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great strings

    By Allan

    from Richmond, Va

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rotosound RS88S Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Standard Gauge Short Scale Bass Strings:

      Never used nylons before, but got these for my battered Gibson EB-3 based on reviews ( and lack of short-scale options). I didn't think the EB-3 could get easier to play, but it did- the smooth strings give my fingers a real break.They sound warm and full w/ fingers and punchy with a pick. Not very slap-happy, so I wouldn't recommend these if you are in a Bootsy Collins cover band- but if you can play like Bootsy, you don't need my advice anyway.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Monster Sound!!

      By Who8themoon

      from Napa, CA

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      Comments about Rotosound RS88S Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Standard Gauge Short Scale Bass Strings:

      I put these strings on a Jay Turser violin bass. I replaced a set of Fender flat wounds which I thought made my bass sing. I was wrong. These strings give my violin bass a huge sound! WARNING: You will have to modify your nut for these puppies they are large, in my humble opinion well worth it, cause I'll never go back.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      If you own a violin bass----

      By Duke

      from Athens, Texas

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      Comments about Rotosound RS88S Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Standard Gauge Short Scale Bass Strings:

      What more can I say ? In the words of Joe Meek "If it sounds good,it is good".
      These are a MUST HAVE if you own a Hofner style bass. They give you the sound heard on hundreds of recordings from the 60's and 70's. They will make a hollow body bass sound like what it was designed to sound like.
      I too put these on a Jay Turser like a reviewer below and I also must warn you that you will have to have the nut filed slightly for the E and A strings to seat correctly. If you don't have the proper tools or skills to do this then take it to a professional. It's a small price to pay but it will be well worth it.
      These are the ONLY strings I will use on my "Beatle Bass". When I bought this bass (used) it had roundwounds on it and it sounded awful with them. After I dressed the nut, set the string height and intonation all I did was smile!!! It sounded AMAZING!!!
      Sound Great---Feel Great---Retro look---I'm Happy!!!
      I will give a 10 here since they are pricey but the sound I get is well worth the $$$$$.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Rotosound String User Since 1973

      By 12Stringman-tCJp4

      from Louisiana

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      Comments about Rotosound RS88S Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Standard Gauge Short Scale Bass Strings:

      I began using Rotosound bass strings in 1973. The black nylon strings are very durable, sound fantastic, and stand up to any playing style or music. The bass I use them on is a 1959 Gibson EBO (short scale neck 30.5" length). For a novice user the nylon strings are easier on the fingers, for the seasoned player they meet your needs regardless of the musical genre you are playing. Sure, they cost more than regular nickel wound strings, but the sound and life of these strings more than makes up for it!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Smooth and easy to play

      By Mature Bass Guy

      from Buffalo NY

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • These Strings Are Thick

      Cons

      • None
      • Not For Slapping

      Best Uses

      • Blues Garage Rock
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rotosound RS88S Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Standard Gauge Short Scale Bass Strings:

      I put these stings on my Gibson SG Bass. They are thicker than the stock strings that came with the bass. The tech who put them on for me had to file the nut a little because these strings are thick. Once on I tried them out and was amazed at the thick deep sounds I was getting. They are so easy to play, they have opened up a whole new aspect to my playing. I am old school, no slapping or popping. These stings are made for that 60's garage sound as well as all forms of jazz and blues. I love 'em and will now fit all my other basses with these.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I ordered the wrong strings.I needed long scale!

      By Captain disaster

      from Bowdoinham,Maine

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      Comments about Rotosound RS88S Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Standard Gauge Short Scale Bass Strings:

      I have played these strings on another Bass and they were perfect.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love these strings

      By Wayne

      from Omaha, NE

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Rotosound RS88S Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Standard Gauge Short Scale Bass Strings:

        I love these strings. However, what I want to mention is that I bought short scale strings for my epiphone viola which has a short scale neck. What I didn't know was that the trapeze tailpiece requires medium length strings. Bad discovery. I emailed Muscian's Friend, and they gave me a refund even though the issue was my ignorance. Thanks MusFrnd.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Silky smooth strings

        By Diamond Girl

        from Melbourne Beach, FL

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        Pros

        • Consistent

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rotosound RS88S Trubass Black Nylon Flatwound Standard Gauge Short Scale Bass Strings:

            Put these strings on my short scale Gibson SG. I've never played on nylon strings, but now I don't want to play on anything else! They are very smooth to the touch. The tone is different, too - again, very smooth, sounding more like an upright. There's no squeaking sliding up and down the strings, and not much fret noise when banging. I am ordering extra strings for this bass, as well as changing my other strings on my other 4!

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