Rotosound RS88LD Tru Bass 88 Black Nylon Tapewound Long Scale Bass Strings

.065-.115 Black Nylon Tapewound Long Scale Bass Strings
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Rotosound RS88LD Tru Bass 88 Black Nylon Tapewound Long Scale Bass Strings
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Upright Tones for Your Electric Bass!

Put Rotosound's Tru Bass 88 strings on your 4-string electric bass guitar and get the sound and feel of an upright! Particularly good on fretless bass (but also well-suited for jazz, dub, and reggae on fretted instruments), the Tru Bass 88 black nylon tapewound bass strings can be heard on such famous albums as the Beatles' Abbey Road and Lou Reed's Transformer. Tonally, the sound is similar to that of an acoustic upright bass, with a smooth feel and extremely low tension. Add a new dimension to you tonal palette, with Rotosound's Tru Bass 88s!

Rotosound Tru Bass 88 Black Nylon Tapewound Long-scale Bass Guitar Strings Features:
  • Standard gauge
  • Long Scale
  • .065, .075, .100, .115
  • Black nylon tapewound
You get smooth bass tones with Rotosound's Tru Bass 88 bass strings!

Tech Specs

Guitar Type 4-string Long-scale Bass
Number of Sets 1
Coated Yes (Black Nylon)
Gauges .065, .075, .100, .115
Winding Type Tapewound
Core Material Steel
Winding Material Coated Steel
Manufacturer Part Number RS88LD

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I bought a Guild Westerner Acoustic Bass to play a standup tone witout having to haul around a double bass. It comes with roundwounds, which sounded great-if you want an acoustic with brighter tone instead of the warm, mellow sound I was after. These strings definitely get that bass violin bass tone out of the Guild. I play pick & use a hard pick or felt on my P-Bass. I use a Wedgie 3.1 pick and get the speed of a pick & the tone of fingerplaying Should add I just reordered a set so I have a spare set.
Music background: Playing for 45+ years

Great Strings

These strings sound great! I love the deep, smooth tone I get with them. I have recently started gigging my Precision strung with these strings instead of my upright for jazz gigs. While I won't pretend it's the same, it is close enough for me and the rest of the guys in my quartet.
Music background: Jazz and Rock


Love these strings. 1st put them on my short scale Jaguar bass. Loved them so bought these for my Ray.Easy on the fingers, great sound.
Music background: beginner

Very good

First of all Sweetwater is awesome. Everytime I place an order its comes in so fast. Love this music store. Now down to the strings. I went to the studio last month and had the honor of playing on someone's bass that had the 88 on it. Love the sound so I recorded with his bass. So when I got home I ordered a set for my Fender. I contact Roto Sound to tell them I loved the string but I wish they would make it in a lighter gauge. They told me that's what gives it the sound. I believe if they would go down to a lighter gauge everyone would play on them. But hey what do I know I just play the bass.
Music background: Pro Bass player latest work Small Town Sound

Tremendous deep tone

No matter how great your bass is, without strings it can't make a sound. Those strings are not all the same from brand to brand, from type to type. If you're looking for a new sound with smooth top end, ultra low end, and a firm, balanced tension for each note, throw a set of these Rotosound 88s on and witness a rebirth of your sound. I put them on my Eastwood EEB-1 and it immediately converted it to a deadly salsa and Motown tone machine, dark and strong with still enough upper mids to cut through the mix. Highly recommended.
Music background: Bassist, composer, producer
See also: Bass Strings, Rotosound, Rotosound Bass Guitar Strings