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  • Rotosound Tru Bass Flatwound Black Nylon 65-115 Bass Guitar Strings, Short Scale [RS88S]

Rotosound Tru Bass Flatwound Black Nylon 65-115 Bass Guitar Strings, Short Scale [RS88S]

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Set gauges
65w, 75w, 100w, 115w
Wrap material
Black Nylon
Tape Wound
Core shape
Hex Core
Scale length
Short Scale
Ball to taper length
32.25” (820mm)
Total length
42.25” (1073mm)
Silk type
Yellow Silk at ball end and tail end of string
Number of strings
4 string

**PLEASE NOTE** These strings measure 32.5" / 82.5cm from the ball end to the start of the silk winding. These strings have Yellow Silk at both ends of the string.

Unsure what scale length string you need?  Click here!

Rotosound RS88S Tru Bass Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Guitar Strings 65-115 Short Scale

The 'Black Nylon Trubass' string was originally developed for the Burn's Black Bison Bass. Great Strings to simulate a double bass sound on an standard bass guitar.

These strings have made the most famous appearance on the top of the 'Apple' building while Paul McCartney was playing his Hofner.

You will note that the tension is low, making this string extremely comfortable to play and the heavier gauge is due to anything lighter and the strings themselves would start to flap.

**PLEASE NOTE** These are SHORT Scale Strings.

The string measures 32.5 inches from the ball end to the start of the silk covering. N.B. These strings have silk at both ends.

Gauge RS88S - 65, 75, 100, 115

Made in the UK


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.

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