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ROTOSOUND RS66EL Swing Bass 66 Stainless Steel Roundwound Extra Long Scale 45-105

SKU: RS66EL

VENDOR: Rotosound

$56.95$39.00

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Stainless Steel or Nickel Roundwound
The string that started a revolution and brought the bass player from the back line to the front.

 

This is the string that James How and John Entwistle perfected into what was to become the industry standard. The bright punchy high energy sound this string offered and so much a big part of early rock music as we know it, quickly grew in popularity to all four corners of the globe and remains the leading contender to this present day.

The John Entwistle connection 1966

“It was in 1966 and I was looking for that Danelectro sound again. I tried everybody’s strings but the E and the A’s just didn’t work. It was the same with Rotosound but there was something about them that was almost there but not quite. To solve the problem I got in touch with James How and told him his D and G strings were great but the E and A didn’t vibrate properly.

He told me to take my bass along to Rotosound and have some strings made until they got it right. After a couple of hours, we realised that the problem wasn’t in the wire winding, but in the core of the string. You could see that the strings vibrated in a big circle and that was wrong; the core needed to be thicker.

We also made the overall gauges a bit heavier and they sent me away with 12 sets to use. A couple of days later they called and asked if I objected to them putting my name to the strings and selling them commercially. I told them I didn’t mind as long as they kept me supplied with free strings!

But then we had to do the same with medium and short scale strings because I had loads of different basses by then. Those strings, the RS 66 sets, were the first that vibrated properly other than the Danelectros.

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We offer 3 shipping options for your order. These will be available to select at checkout; 

1. Free Shipping (orders over $99)

We offer FREE SHIPPING on all orders over $99 Australia wide! Deliveries are sent via courier, and tracking will be emailed to you when your order is dispatched.

If your delivery address is rural, or our couriers can not service your area, we will ship via Australia Post.

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If you live local, you are more than welcome to visit us at the store to collect your order. Please call us ahead of time on (07) 5441 5454.

Store opening hours and street address is:

Shop 4/ 186 Currie St, Nambour QLD 4551

  • MON-FRI 9am to 6pm
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  • SUN Closed

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Orders under $99 will incur a small shipping fee. This is calculated at checkout based on the size and weight of your order. You can always add more items to your order to reach the $99 threshold and received FREE SHIPPING on your entire order!

We offer free shipping on all orders over $99 Australia wide! Deliveries are via courier, and most orders will be delivered within 5 working days from shipping notification. Please allow up to 10 working days to to WA.

If your delivery address is rural, or our couriers can not service your area, we will ship via Australia Post.

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We strive to process orders promptly and usually ship the following working day. You will received an email with tracking information as soon as your order is booked for collection with our couriers.  Please allow 2 working days from purchase date before contacting us for shipping information.

Delivery Time

Most orders will be delivered to you within 5 working days from shipping notification. Please allow up to 10 working days to to WA.

International Shipping

Shake It Up Music does not ship internationally at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

ROTOSOUND RS66EL Swing Bass 66 Stainless Steel Roundwound Extra Long Scale 45-105

ROTOSOUND RS66EL Swing Bass 66 Stainless Steel Roundwound Extra Long Scale 45-105

$56.95$39.00
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