Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Signature Swing Bass 66 Stainless Steel Bass Guitar Strings, Custom, 43-110, Long ScaleRegular price £24.00
Gauges: .043, .065, .080, .110
The bright, punchy, high-energy sound of Swing Bass 66 bass guitar strings is a major part of early rock music history and brought the bass player from the back line to the front of the stage.
These strings, custom gauged by Billy Sheehan, provide the time tested Rotosound Swing Bass 66 standard set with two special advantages:
A slightly lighter G provides a more even string to string tension across the neck and makes bending easier.
A heavier E string makes for a tighter low end with increased mass for more volume in the lower register. The 0.110″ gauge also facilitates tuning down to a low ‘D’ without the string bottoming out or loss of intonation.
“They really sound great, there’s a real organic feel to them, I’ve been to the factory where they’re hand making them…
“It’s such a part of the tone of everything I do!”
“I’m a finger player and when my fingers grip the string the edges on the Rotosound’s, because they’re hand wound, grip really strongly so I can get a really good snap of power out of each note.”