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PostSubject: Using Rotosound 66's Again   Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:09 pm

Man....I didn't realize how much I missed these strings!

Most of you know that I don't have massive amounts of capital these days, and I know that many of You are in the same boat. But I finally had had enough of trying to make cheap strings work, so I bit the bullet, and got me a set of Rotosound 66's.

Jeesh....I had forgotten just how much I LOVE these strings!!! The tone, the feel, the tuning stability....shoot....I sound like a commercial for cotton!

"The look....the feel....of Roto's"

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PostSubject: Re: Using Rotosound 66's Again   Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:35 am

I had been running on whatever cheap strings I could find for a good year before I started using my good old blue steels again. I've found that good strings are a good investment, they always feel better, sound better, and a lot of them seem to last longer.
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PostSubject: Re: Using Rotosound 66's Again   Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:06 pm

Runnin out the door to practice, wantef to make sure I had loosies, just in case ... Whaddaya know ... brand new pack of 66's!
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PostSubject: Re: Using Rotosound 66's Again   Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:31 am

Cha-ching! Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Using Rotosound 66's Again   Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:01 am

anyone at the board ever lay on Rotosound Funkmaster? very light gauge, 0.30-0.90 from G-E

i was wondering how they'll behave on trems..

http://www.bassstringsonline.com/Rotosound-Funkmaster--4-String-Set_p_261.html#
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PostSubject: Re: Using Rotosound 66's Again   Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:21 pm

Hard to say without experimenting, but our friend John Gallagher of Raven uses really light strings on his custom red Explorer, and he has little to no problems.

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PostSubject: Re: Using Rotosound 66's Again   Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:27 pm

SPYD3R #9 wrote:
anyone at the board ever lay on Rotosound Funkmaster? very light gauge, 0.30-0.90 from G-E

i was wondering how they'll behave on trems..

http://www.bassstringsonline.com/Rotosound-Funkmaster--4-String-Set_p_261.html#
I tried them once, too big a jump for me. I just ended up gorilla gripping them so they sounded pretty bad with me behind them. I remember John Gallagher mentioning that he gets a lot of range out of his similarly light strings though so like anything else it really depends on the player.
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PostSubject: Re: Using Rotosound 66's Again   Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:35 pm

And actually, John Gallagher uses really light strings. I can't remember the gauge, but they aren't too much larger than guitar strings. This was extremely apparent when Linda and I hung out with Raven in Seattle two years ago, and John handed me his Explorer to try out. His brother Mark said "they're like rubber bands!" Laughing

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