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Rotosound SH77 Steve Harris Signature Flat Wound Bass Strings  

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Handmade in England.

Gauges 50-75-95-110. Monel. Steve's favorite strings and favorite gauging are now available in this exclusive signature set. As Steve says: "All I've ever wanted to use."

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


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RotosoundSH77 Steve Harris Signature Flat Wound Bass Strings
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Buy These Strings !

      These strings are the best I have ever used,in fact they are the only strings I have used for the last 3 years.I have been playing bass for 32+ years, and these strings...Read complete review

      These strings are the best I have ever used,in fact they are the only strings I have used for the last 3 years.I have been playing bass for 32+ years, and these strings are incredible.They start off very "bright" for flatwounds, and play in real smooth.They sound almost like roundwounds, but don't chew up the fretboard like rounds do.Yeah they cost a bit more than some, but they are worth it, and last a LONG time before sounding dead.

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      Like most, I dig Steve Harris and had to try out the Rotosound SH77 Steve Harris Signature Bass Strings. The strings sound smooth/rich and are easy to play. However, I had to...Read complete review

      Like most, I dig Steve Harris and had to try out the Rotosound SH77 Steve Harris Signature Bass Strings. The strings sound smooth/rich and are easy to play. However, I had to adjust my Truss Rod and saddles to accommodate the size of these strings. Additionally, I use an original p-bass bridge and if is tilted, the E-string will fall out of the saddle. Keep it level at least for the E. I also had issues with keeping tension using a HipShot.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great tone and perfect metal string

      By Bassbasser

      from SAN JOSE, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rotosound SH77 Steve Harris Signature Flat Wound Bass Strings:

          These strings have a lot of character. I practice out of a Fender 15w Rumble amp and get a fantastic tone out of it. I see a lot of people complain about the strings losing their tone after a while. I got these strings a while back and stored them away for several month. Got them back out and they sound the same, just make sure you EQ everything right and crank the high end. PERFECT Steve Harris tone.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Go BIG, or Go Home

          By xgator4u-drrw9

          from South Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • A Little Pricey

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Rotosound SH77 Steve Harris Signature Flat Wound Bass Strings:

          I love these strings. I do not play a p-bass, nor am I an Iron Maiden fan, But I AM a fan of these strings.Though they are a bit pricey per set, they last a LONG time.

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          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Too much for me.

          By Basspolizei

          from Bartlesville Oklahoma

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Too Much A String Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Not Sure

          Comments about Rotosound SH77 Steve Harris Signature Flat Wound Bass Strings:

          I received Steve's signature bass back in 2010 and it had these strings. I thought I would immediately capture his sound - finally! Wrong. These things are difficult to manage and no matter what amount of truss rod adjustment and/or bridge adjustment I did I could not get the action low enough for me and I could not stop that A string fret buzz. I was very disappointed and eventually made it a player with some quality round wounds.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Strings

          By Dirty Hippie

          from Santa Margarita, CA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Have Not Found Any

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rotosound SH77 Steve Harris Signature Flat Wound Bass Strings:

            Heavy, thick, crunchy Flat wounds.

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            (5 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Don't buy the hype.

            Comments about Rotosound SH77 Steve Harris Signature Flat Wound Bass Strings:

            I'm curious how many people actually like these strings vs. the amount of people who like the strings just because Steve Harris uses them.

            For starters, these strings are very thick. I typically use medium gauge roundwounds and I found these strings to be huge in comparison. In addition, these strings are also very stiff and tight. This combination made playing even simple basslines very challenging. I couldn't even begin to attempt actual Iron Maiden basslines because my fingers would cramp up (something no other string had done before or since).

            Another issue with these strings are that they are flatwound. Yes. Steve Harris uses them and manages to get a very bright tone, but what many people don't know is that he uses a new set for every gig. If you're expecting to have Steve's tone for months on end then think again because the brightness only lasts for a week or two and is gone, leaving you with a very old school 'thump' sound. That said, the old school sound these strings give is very good, but once again these strings are very stiff and hard to play which makes them useless if you play fast music.

            Overall, I've owned two sets of these strings and simply don't care for them. For the price you are better off spending your money on a different set of strings. Try a set of Chromes if you want some bright sounding flats. They're cheaper and, in my honest opinion, a much better set of strings.

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good for metal, not punk

            By Slipknotfan94

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Rotosound SH77 Steve Harris Signature Flat Wound Bass Strings:

            I got these strings for x-mas for my epiphone thunderbird and at the time I was in a Punk band and it wasn't after two mins of playing with my band that I saw how hard it was playing punk with these strings. One year later I'm with a Post-hardcore band and I still had these strings on my thunderbird and if these strings are in drop-d there awsomeand all I have to say is this: There good for metal but not for punk.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            First Set of Flats

            By aBassPlayer4Life

            from Bucks County, PA

            Comments about Rotosound SH77 Steve Harris Signature Flat Wound Bass Strings:

            Always used round-wounds and was against the sound of the (cheaper) flat-wounds. Recently purchased a new Steve Harris P-Bass. These strings are amazing! My fingers no longer get chewed up. They sound amazing and play fast. I A/B my bass with my friend's Steve Harris P-Bass (his had round-wounds)Through the same amp and my friend couldn't believe how well the Rotosound's sounded and played. I am sold. Excellent.

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Buy These Strings !

            Comments about Rotosound SH77 Steve Harris Signature Flat Wound Bass Strings:

            These strings are the best I have ever used,in fact they are the only strings I have used for the last 3 years.I have been playing bass for 32+ years, and these strings are incredible.They start off very "bright" for flatwounds, and play in real smooth.They sound almost like roundwounds, but don't chew up the fretboard like rounds do.Yeah they cost a bit more than some, but they are worth it, and last a LONG time before sounding dead.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Tips

            By Greg-hxGEX

            from Austin, TX

            Comments about Rotosound SH77 Steve Harris Signature Flat Wound Bass Strings:

            Like most, I dig Steve Harris and had to try out the Rotosound SH77 Steve Harris Signature Bass Strings. The strings sound smooth/rich and are easy to play. However, I had to adjust my Truss Rod and saddles to accommodate the size of these strings. Additionally, I use an original p-bass bridge and if is tilted, the E-string will fall out of the saddle. Keep it level at least for the E. I also had issues with keeping tension using a HipShot.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            not for me

            By RicoFreako13

            from Rico, CO

            Comments about Rotosound SH77 Steve Harris Signature Flat Wound Bass Strings:

            these are pretty sweet. the action isn't to heavy and they play very smoothly. but they just arent for me. flat wounds are a whole other world of playing. Note bends slides tapping are very difficult with these strings. Im big on bending notes so I will have to restring once again.

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