Rotosound RS66LD Swing Bass 66 Long Scale Bass Strings Set 45-105
Rotosound RS66LD Swing Bass 66 Long Scale 45-105 Stainless Bass Strings
The Rotosound RS66LD Swing Bass 66 Long Scale 4-Bass String Set. The string that started a revolution and brought the bass player from the back line to the front. Bright punchy high energy and high output sound. Stainless Steel Roundwound. 45-105 Gauge.
The John Entwistle Connection
“It was in 1966 and I was looking for that Danelectro sound again. I tried everybody’s strings but the E and the A’s just didn’t work. It was the same with Rotosound but there was something about them that was almost there but not quite. To solve the problem I got in touch with James How and told him his D and G strings were great but the E and A didn’t vibrate properly. He told me to take my bass along to Rotosound and have some strings made until they got it right. After a couple of hours, we realised that the problem wasn’t in the wire winding, but in the core of the string. You could see that the strings vibrated in a big circle and that was wrong; the core needed to be thicker. We also made the overall gauges a bit heavier and they sent me away with 12 sets to use. A couple of days later they called and asked if I objected to them putting my name to the strings and selling them commercially. I told them I didn’t mind as long as they kept me supplied with free strings! But then we had to do the same with medium and short scale strings because I had loads of different basses by then. Those strings, the RS 66 sets, were the first that vibrated properly other than the Danelectros.”
- Rotosound was the first string company to produce this kind of string
- The steel used to produce these strings is unique, combined with a secretive manufacturing process
- Favorite string of many players including Billy Sheehan, John Paul Jones and Geddy Lee
- A combination of Stainless Steel and round wire to produce an extremely high output bass string
- Gauges: 45 - 65 - 80 - 105
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