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Rotosound Black Nylon Standard Gauge Flatwound Bass Strings (65 75 100 115)

by Rotosound
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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  • High quality music strings manufactured in england since 1958
  • Superb tone,feel,power and volume
  • Long life strings
  • Finest quality materials
  • Legendary british tone
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Rotosound Black Nylon Standard Gauge Flatwound Bass Strings (65 75 100 115) + Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky 10-46 String Set
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Technical Details
Item Weight91 g
Product Dimensions1.9 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm
Item model numberRS88LD
Number of Strings4
SizeRS88LD (65-115)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 7,063 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight91 g
Date First Available30 Aug 2007
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Manufacturer's Description

When musicians were looking for a specific sound or concept, they would come visit me at the factory. Jimi Hendrix was not pleased with the sounds he would get when he bit his strings, so I developed a gauge which he thought 'tasted' right. The .006 and .007 first strings that he used to bite gave him the sound he was looking for.
James How, Founder and Chairman of Rotosound, speaking in 1992

Lars Mullen talks to Jason How, Chairman of Rotosound about the early days of the company
My dad James How pioneered all this back in 1958 and I have documents of him looking into making strings as far back as '53. He was certainly buying materials then, in reference to his collection of Austrian Zithers, which he was using as a musician, but couldn't get strings, and with his engineering background decided to make them himself. He designed his own machine and started up in his shed, simple as that really.

Originally he called the company Top Strings, but he couldn't copyright the name, so Rotop followed which evolved into Rotosound around 1965, derived from the Latin word roto, which means round. This of course tied in nicely with the company's flagship and the now world renowned, round wound bass string. Bass players loved this new round wound sound that cuts through the mix with more definition, as opposed to the flatwound string of that time, which was dull in comparison, and the only place to buy them was from James How at Rotosound.

It was John Entwistle who actually asked us back in the 60's, for a louder, bigger sound from a set of bass strings, hence the round wound bass strings he started using around '63. He thought, well I'm the bass player in The Who, but I can now compete with the guitarist, and as we now know the rest is history, and evidence that this was a totally unique product at the time, and none of the other companies had cottoned on to making round wound bass strings.

Product Description

ROTOSOUND RS88LD TRU BASS LONG SCALE 65-75-100-115 65-115 BASS STRINGS Super smooth with ultra low tension transforms any electric bass into a jazzy upright sound. Great on a fretless bass. Also works well with any kind of jazz, fusion, dub and reggae styles.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I have played Trubass for 40 years 18 May 2012
I have always used Rotosound Trubass strings for all the rock, jazz, soul and blues bands I have played with. I use them on my; fretless, semi acoustic and solid body basses. They last for ever. If you want a rich dark tone, then I recommend them for you. I have used them for 40 years. A new set every 4 years on average.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flatwound joy 20 Feb 2012
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I've just bought a used fretless bass and fitted these instead of the traditional round-wound strings that it came with. Since I like a mellow sound anyway the apparent lack of top end doesn't bother me at all (and you can always change amp/tone settings to compensate). Fact is, they FEEL lovely, especially as I'm having to slide around the neck a lot more to pitch the notes properly!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Feel really nice, sounds isn't amazing though 9 Dec 2012
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These strings fell wonderful to the touch, and the have a different sound from the metal strings I was using previously. I don't think they are as good as the flat wound metal strings I had before, but then they are completely different.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good product & sevice 29 July 2012
By Ray
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These are excellent long lasting bass strings.I've been a fan for years,good if you are looking for a mellow sound.Also kind to the fingers.
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