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Rotosound RS885LD Black Nylon

65

Set of Strings for 5-String E-Bass

  • Gauges: .065, .075, .100, .115, .135
  • Flatwound
  • Double bass sound for the electric bass, also suitable for fretless models
  • Long Scale
  • Steel strings wrapped with flat black nylon tape
Available since November 2006
Item number 194132
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Strength of the strings 065 - 135
Material Nylon
Scale Long Scale
Number of strings 5
£50
Including VAT; Excluding £10 shipping
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Good strings for an acoustic-like bass guitar sound
Aerium 21.05.2020
I'm about to re-string my Harley Benton BZ-6000 with these strings which I've used before. They are larger than normal gauges and one has to adapt the nut and possibly the bridge to accommodate them. But it's worth the effort if you're seeking something like an acoustic bass sound from your electric bass guitar. They're smooth to the touch making glissandos easy. It may take you a few practice sessions for your fretting hand to get used to the fatter gauges, but this soon comes.
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Different!
Edgar Blackdagger 01.12.2021
I'm originally a classical guitarist, so after an ErnieBall flatwound disaster, I wanted strings that felt smooth and didn't ruin my fingernails in 2-3 takes of a song.
I also love the feel of Ukulele Bass strings, that's why I looked for nylon ones.
So, they do feel smooth and to my surprise, after a month of playing they still don't show signs of wear from my fingernails, so cudos to Rotosound!
The sound does remind me of electric upright basses, great bass and the higher treble is there if you use single coils, but there seems to be a lack of mids and mid definition (but the bass is an active Ibanez, so it doesn't help).
All in all, they are extremely comfortable strings to play, with great intonation, decent sustain and very promising life expectancy!
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A must for fretless acoustic bass and much more
Anonymous 17.02.2015
These very particular strings take their place on the majority of the fretless neck. Very good sounding. Perhaps a little bit too hard for the G and D but you don't really feel it like on a normal flatwound or roundwoud. Very solid.
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great sound
daniel2 10.09.2022
it seems to be very resistant for a longer period, the sound is deep and more melodic
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