Flatwound. Monel. One of the original Rotosound sets from the early 1960s. These strings can be heard on many famous albums, used over the years by Sting, Phil Lynott, Steve Harris, and John Deacon. Rotosound makes the world's most famous and highest-quality electric bass strings. Outstanding brilliance and superb tone. Long scale. RS77LD Gauges: 45-65-85-105
These strings feel a little higher in tension than whatever the last set of strings were on my custom P/J (105s for sure). Anyway, they do have a big midrange sound that does need a little tailoring on my rig. My bass is bright and powerful to begin with. These strings have a big bottom and pop pretty good for flatties. They are versatile for handling blues, ballads, rock and have some funk in their cores too!
ProsBroad midrange of tone, powerful, can take a spanking
September 12, 2015
Good tone but relatively lower output
These strings sounds good on my Gretsch long scale hollow body but I found that they produce noticeably less output volume, compared to the original strings the bass came with, and it seems to be due to the monel alloy, so this is what I've read. For this reason I don't think I will replace with the same set when changing the strings on this bass but I keep them on until then.
ProsGood sound and great feel.
ConsLower output volume than other stings
June 3, 2013
I tried these strings, but in the 40-60-80-100 gauge. They are great flatwounds, have a soft and amazing feel. The tension is ok, not very tough.
The tone is not the typical flatwound tone, it has much more midrange. It's not muddy at all. It cuts through the mix quite well, being flatwound.
They are the perfect strings if you wanna try flatwounds but keeping some of the roundwound tone.
Great feel on your fingers
ConsThey're not exactly what you expect from a flatwound