Rotosound RS88LD Black Nylon

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Black Nylon Bass String Set

  • Flatwound
  • Long scale
  • Gauge: 065, 075, 100, 115
  • Double bass sound for electric bass
  • Also for fretless basses
available since June 2006
Item number 194130
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Strength of the strings 065 - 115
Material Steel, Nylon
Scale Long Scale
Taperwound No
Number of strings 4
$37
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Rotosound Black Nylon strings
Loosecorp 04.04.2018
Very good product as all the set of strings that I always purchase with Rotosound.

I wanted to tried black strings on my bass and tried various types but was never happy with one.

This strings feels incredibly nice if you like flat wound strings.
The tone is very round and low and the look is obviously very cool.
I tried it on my Fender Jazz Bass but the strings were too thick and wouldn't fit the little holes at the top of the neck.
I then tried them on my acoustic bass and it sounded quite amazing, similar to a double bass, which is really was I was looking for.

Hope you found this helpful.
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What a sound!
marco_elwray 14.12.2017
I never tried taped strings on my J-Bass, that's like a revelation to me! the tone is amazing, sounding kinda like a double bass, you can still get some brightness in the sound, it's not completly muted in the trebles.
The biggest pros to this product is (IMHO) the feeling of the touch with your right hand is so sweeeeeet !
Even if the gauge seems big, the tension is like a drop D, really easy to play and soft.
I'm not gonna say that is the best strings for bass, but if you want to experiment, definetly try these ones one time! You'll be suprised!
(I did a video on YouTube just type "Jazz Bass Black Nylon" I wear a orange t-shirt)
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Adri 15.05.2013
The Rotosound Black Nylon strings are flatwounded and covered in black nylon so it has a smooth and satin touch, plus an edgy look, very pleasant if you are not used to normal wounded e-bass strings which can blister your fingertips, this is probably a close emulation of the touch of a double bass.
The most interesting aspect is the sound, placed on a e-bass it delivers a smooth sound, with slightly less gain and sustain probably due to the nylon surface, but this helps in bringing the sound closer to an acoustic bass, I'm using (and recommend) them to play Latin music styles as it can remind of the legendary Ampeg Baby Bass.
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Great jazz strings
Hot drop 03.02.2022
Just bought my second set of these strings after 13 years! They don’t wear out because they start off dull, I put the new ones on and they sound almost identical. If anything the 13 year old strings sound better! Only reason I replaced them was the tape on the e string started unwinding. I use them on a fretless acoustic. They’re nice and smooth and have a great tone for jazz
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