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Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings

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Gauges 43-65-80-110. Long scale. Stainless steel roundwounds. These Rotosound stainless steel roundwound bass strings are the favorite strings of bas...Click To Read More About This Product

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You hear these strings playing with Steve Vai.

Gauges 43-65-80-110. Long scale. Stainless steel roundwounds.

These Rotosound stainless steel roundwound bass strings are the favorite strings of bass master Billy Sheehan.

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


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RotosoundBS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (12)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Long life (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (9)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Probably the best strings on the market

Probably the best strings I've tried. I bought 2 pairs. They are extremely bright but mellow well. The harmonic range is absolutely stunning, you can actually hear the overtones on every note you...Read complete review

Probably the best strings I've tried. I bought 2 pairs. They are extremely bright but mellow well. The harmonic range is absolutely stunning, you can actually hear the overtones on every note you play. This adds a ton of punch and projection when performing. The strings are a bit loud so careful muting is required. These strings really help you emote in solos and play musically. Because of the winding they do get a 'wolf tone'-ish type thing happening when tapping or doing lots of hammer-ons. In any event, these strings will push your technique and allow you the flexibility and response to emote even the most subtle phrasing and musicality. Strings made by a musician for musicians. Worth every penny.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings

These have ALWAYS been Great strings for Bass and Perfect for D-tuned playing

These have ALWAYS been Great strings for Bass and Perfect for D-tuned playing

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Probably the best strings on the market

By CincyBassPlayer52

from Cincinnati, OH

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Bright
  • Consistent
  • Even Scale
  • Flexible
  • Good Tone
  • Great Harmonics
  • Long Life
  • Punchy
  • Strong

Cons

  • A Little Rough
  • Somewhat Spongy

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

Probably the best strings I've tried. I bought 2 pairs. They are extremely bright but mellow well. The harmonic range is absolutely stunning, you can actually hear the overtones on every note you play. This adds a ton of punch and projection when performing. The strings are a bit loud so careful muting is required. These strings really help you emote in solos and play musically. Because of the winding they do get a 'wolf tone'-ish type thing happening when tapping or doing lots of hammer-ons. In any event, these strings will push your technique and allow you the flexibility and response to emote even the most subtle phrasing and musicality. Strings made by a musician for musicians. Worth every penny.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best I've ever used!!!

By Taterhead

from Marks, Ms.

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Any

Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

Best strings I've ever used...By-Far!! First time I've ever tried them, and I can't believe I waited this long to do so!! Wanted a 110 E string, and this is the set I went with!! I couldn't be more pleased!! The tonal range and clarity is incredible!! I'll find out, in due time, how durable. And, as is ALWAYS the case, got the free shipping, and my strings arrived DAYS sooner than I thought. Super fast shipping is the norm with Musicians Friend. In closing, I couldn't recomend these strings, or Musicians Friend, any higher.

 
4.0

Great Bass Strings

By Scotty

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Worship Team

    Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

    Definitely recommend. Great sound, amazing action and clean sound.

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By JD

    from Mesa

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

      I have an aggressive style of playing and these are the best strings I've used in my 30 years experience.

       
      5.0

      A MUST for Drop D Tuning

      By Brian

      from Portland, OR

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

        I have a Carvin with an E string de-tuner that I have set for drop D tuning. I find that using any light gage strings makes the E string too "slinky" because it has so little tension in comparison with the other strings. These string have just the right balance and are the only strings I put on that bass.

         
        5.0

        Best strings for the price!

        By LJ

        from Omaha

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

          High string gauges stay in tune longer and sound better for low tunings.

           
          5.0

          Great

          By Frankplane

          from Newton,NJ

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

            The right string line up, works with all kinds of tunings,Great strings.

             
            5.0

            Fantastic

            By Frankplane

            from Newton,NJ

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

              Good balance, strings are good from standard tuning to C# tuning.

               
              5.0

              GREAT STRINGS!

              By DEEZ NUTZ

              from TN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

                Really nice strings. Consistent feel and great tone right out of the box. Nice strong mid range GROWL. These definitely have some texture to them in terms of feel of the wraps. Heavier E string is nice... very assertive and full. Overall, this set feels balanced enough in terms of feel and tone. Some have said Roto 66s are extremely bright, but these are certainly, to my ear, are not as bright as other strings out of the box. They are however, loud, clear, and GROWLY. Very full and present sounding tone that works very well on my P bass. They can have a nice punchy, percussive, articulate thump to them, if you bring this out by the way you strike them. They really ring loud clear and FULL, with a medium string action. Low action did not produce as full or fat a tone. Break angle at the bridge saddle is EVERYTHING! Get some and experience real TONE...

                 
                5.0

                Great strings made better

                By Arrgh2112

                from Birmingham, AL

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Great Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Just About Everything

                  Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

                  These are great strings. I've always been a fan of Rotosounds and when I saw the custom set at the price, it really was a no brainer. Once they settle in, they are rock solid and rarely need tuning.

                  They have been on the bass for three weeks and if they are like the RS66's, they should be on their for the foreseeable future.

                  Great strings at an awesome price.

                   
                  5.0

                  Worth the money!

                  By welkers

                  from colorado

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

                    I have tried many types, brands, and gauges of strings over the last couple years, and I keep coming back to these BS Rotos. Of the different Rotosound options, I still prefer these even though all of them are good. This is a great set of strings. Good for all types of playing.

                     
                    5.0

                    Bright and Chimey

                    By bottom line

                    from Florence/Myrtle Beach, SC

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

                      Very bright and chimey... but that's what I was looking for. Ha, I even know Billy Sheehan.

                      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings

                      By Sancho

                      from Phoenix AZ

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                      Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

                      These have ALWAYS been Great strings for Bass and Perfect for D-tuned playing

                       
                      5.0

                      graet strings

                      By ampeg55

                      from NJ

                      Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

                      they hold up well, sound great, and are easy to play.

                       
                      5.0

                      BEST STRINGS EVER!!

                      By Att-Ltd-II-

                      from Toronto, Canada

                      Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

                      I got his signature Yamaha right away the strings sounded awesome but i was stupid, so i replaced them with Fender Jazz strings, awful i regret doing that, now I'm hoping to buy two pack of those within 2 months since they don't sell Rotosounds in Canada

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      GREATEST EVER!

                      By BassLord7

                      from California

                      Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

                      The best strings I ever used. The gauges are perfect. The .043 G gives you that fat round tone and is not too thick for playing harmonics. The .110 E string gives you a lot of "booty" for thumping. A lot more thump and bass than a .105 E string. On top of that you get that complex tonal struture that only Rotosound can deliver! As soon as you put them on they put you in the zone!

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Strings

                      By Will-wt6rS

                      from The Moon

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                      Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

                      I got these strings and was a little nervous about trying a new type string, but I was surprised. They were great, the sound was bright and they last a LONG time. A great buy.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Strings

                      By Big Vic

                      from Texas

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                      Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

                      To me------ROTOSOUND is the best bass string out there for my style of playing and crazyness..
                      I always use ROTOSOUND bass strings,RS 66 but when Billy Sheehan had them change out the 43 instead of the 45 and the 110 instead of the 105... It made it that much better.... These strings ring like there is not tomorrow.. I wouldnt trade them for the world..

                      Thank You BS66

                      Victor
                      The ROTOSOUND quaility speaks for itself..
                      The price is just right!!!!!

                       
                      5.0

                      Great strings

                      By J.D.-ShpN1

                      from Berryville, VA

                      Comments about Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings:

                      I own a Yamaha Attitude bass. Since Billy Sheehan helped to come up with such a great bass, I figured that I should buy these strings to put on it. I love how they feel on my fingers. The 110 works great with the hipshot, and the 43 makes tapping easier. I also use standard rotos on all my other basses, they sound great and last forever.

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