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  • Rotosound Swing Bass Stainless Steel 45-130 Bass Guitar Strings, Long Scale [RS665LD]
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Rotosound Swing Bass Stainless Steel 45-130 Bass Guitar Strings, Long Scale [RS665LD]

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Brand
Rotosound
Collection
Swing Bass
Set gauges
45w, 65w, 80w, 105w, 130w
Wrap material
Stainless Steel
Construction
Round Wound
Core shape
Hex Core
Anchor
Ball
Scale length
Long Scale (Standard)
Ball to taper length
37” (940mm)
Total length
47” (1194mm)
Silk type
Red Silk at ball end and tail end of the string
Number of strings
5 string
**PLEASE NOTE** These strings measure 37" / 94cm from the ball end to the start of the silk winding. These strings have Red Silk at both ends of the string.

Unsure what scale length string you need? Click here!

Swing Bass stainless steels provide a tone that is bright, and punchy, with all the grit and growl that rock bass players need and a good amount of resistance to dig in too. We love these strings, so much so that they’re almost always our first recommendation!

 

Rotosound’s legacy goes back to the birth of Rock ’n’ Roll itself. Swing Bass 66 strings have been ever-present on some of the most famous recordings ever heard; from The British Invasion to Punk, Metal to Grunge, Rotosound strings have helped artists make the music that defined those eras.

These strings have been integral to the development of rock ’n’ roll, prog, and heavy metal over decades. The iconic bass tones of John Entwistle, Billy Sheehan, Duff McKagan, Eva Gardner, Geddy Lee, and Steve Harris can traced back to Rotosound strings.

Geddy Lee of RUSH has been a Rotosound loyalist his entire career and he endorses the Swing Bass 66 to be his set of choice both on the road and in the studio: “I’ve used these strings for my entire career”.

With Jason How at the helm, all Rotos are still handmade at the family-run factory in Kent. Consistently producing world-class guitar and bass strings, they can be found (and heard) on stages and studios around the world.

I’ve grown up seeing Rotosound guitar strings in rehearsal around the country, and to me they feel raw, edgy, and rock. They’re reliable, consistent, bright and reasonably powerful. They also seem to suit any style, which is perfect in that kind of creative environment.

SKU: RS665LD

Are these strings the correct length for my bass?

We insist that players use the measurement of ball-end (anchor) to top nut of their current set of strings.  This measurement is more accurate than scale length as it takes into account through-body stringing, and more complex or alternative bridges.  In many cases the set of strings required will be longer than the bass’s stated scale length!  Use these references:

If ball-end-to-nut length is:

Up to 32” choose Short Scale

32”-34” choose Medium Scale

34”-36” choose Long Scale

36”-38” choose Extra/Super Long Scale

If you have a bass where you cannot see the ball-end i.e. a thru-body bass, you will have to measure your string once it has been removed. Before removing the string be sure to make a mark on the string with a permanent marker just behind the nut so you know where to measure to. Then once you’ve taken it off the bass, you can measure from the ball-end to the mark you made on the string.

Re: Delivery. All orders placed on weekdays before 3:45pm will be despatched that same day.  All of our delivery options can be found at checkout or on our delivery page.

Re: Returns. We have a 30-day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item to request a return. To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase.

To start a return, please contact us at info@stringsdirect.co.uk.

For further information visit our Returns & refunds page.

Who's Playing Rotosound Swing Bass

"I've used these strings for my entire career!"
Geddy Lee (RUSH)

Here are just a few famous faces that play Rotosound Swing Bass 66 strings both live and in the studio:

British Bass Heritage

Rotosound’s legacy goes back to the birth of Rock ’n’ Roll itself. Swing Bass 66 strings have been ever-present on some of the most famous recordings ever heard; from The British Invasion to Punk, Metal to Grunge, Rotosound strings have helped artists make the music that defined those eras.

These strings have been integral to the development of rock ’n’ roll, prog, and heavy metal over decades.  The iconic bass tones of John Entwistle, Billy Sheehan, Duff McKagan, Eva Gardner, Geddy Lee, and Steve Harris can traced back to Rotosound strings.

With Jason How at the helm, all Rotos are still handmade at the family-run factory in Kent.  Consistently producing world-class guitar and bass strings, they can be found (and heard) on stages and studios around the world.

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