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Postby CoreyP » April 15th, 2013, 12:15am

I don't even care that they eat frets for breakfast - I put some SS roundwounds on my Jazz bass and the last time I'd tried them was on an old MIM P-Bass I had before I knew what I was doing (yes, I know I still don't), and now I wish I'd realized that I was missing out sooner, because yay.

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Re: Rotosounds

Postby crentist » April 15th, 2013, 1:26am

I never tried them. I usually went with fender round wound strings.
I don't know if they really don't sound all that different in a band context or if years of playing in bands with guitarists have honed my guitarist-ignoring skills to perfection.

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Re: Rotosounds

Postby Sue » April 15th, 2013, 9:11am

I wish they made a set that had the gauges I like.

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Re: Rotosounds

Postby yellow ed » April 15th, 2013, 10:30am

Thanks to this thread I've had The Who stuck in my head all morning.
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Re: Rotosounds

Postby Basist » April 19th, 2013, 12:31pm

Sue wrote:I wish they made a set that had the gauges I like.

bassstring online you can make custom sets of rotos...

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Re: Rotosounds

Postby Sue » April 26th, 2013, 4:40pm

Only the steel strings though, I'm a nickel guy. Also their B's only go up to 140 and I like a 145. I'm a neandertal.

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Re: Rotosounds

Postby jahj » August 17th, 2013, 9:45pm

Yep they do chew up frets--ruined a vintage Rick 4001 that I used to own. Had dead spots on a few frets. They sound great though-as long as you are willing to have an expensive fret job done in a few years--or buy another bass or neck (if its a bolt on.)

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Re: Rotosounds

Postby FretZoid » August 17th, 2013, 10:54pm

Rotosounds rule on a bass - never knew of the wear+tear, tho, not being a bass player. I've always loved the sound of Rotosounds on a bass.

Back in the 80's they made guitar strings called City Kings that were the bomb for me as a six slinger. Bought all I could find at the local stores, usually on clearance.

My new fave electric strings are the Ernie Ball Cobalts. Seem to have just a bit more tone, and feel nice. Got me to move back to 10's instead of 11's. We'll have to see about the wear...

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Re: Rotosounds

Postby CoreyP » August 18th, 2013, 3:35pm

Sue wrote:Only the steel strings though, I'm a nickel guy. Also their B's only go up to 140 and I like a 145. I'm a neandertal.

Ha, I think I have a .125 low B. I've probably used a .135 at some point but it was on an awful MIM Fender V where anything that low just sounded like a chorus of sighs...

I'm still a nickel string guy on guitar, but the way I like to EQ on bass keeps changing - I used to be into having everything eq'd at noon, but lately I've been after a little bit more of a lightly overdriven midrangey thing and I tend to roll a lot of lows off, and the Rotos seem to lend themselves to that, so yay!
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Re: Rotosounds

Postby geenie67 » December 18th, 2013, 12:26am

I prefer Labella Flatwounds on a Fender Jazz. Float the p/ups and leave all the chrome covers on; medium action and no relief.


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