Rotosound Tru Bass Strings have been re-engineered the RS88 Black Nylon Bass Strings using an innovative new manufacturing process and are now better than ever.
A new computer controlled engineering process, combined with our skilled craftsmen gives greater precision in production and improved quality of finish. The result is a bass string that is wonderful to the touch and produces a deep warm double bass like tone. This is the nearest you’ll get to a upright double bass sound played on an electric bass guitar.
Designed back in 1962, Tru Bass strings have been used over the decades by some of the best bass players in the business on some of the greatest recordings. Paul McCartney used Tru Bass RS88’s when recording the Beatles album, Abbey Road. Herbie Flowers, bass player extraordinaire, used them when playing the famous bass line on the late great Lou Reed’s Walk On The Wild Side as well as the Ivor Novello Award winning Space Oddity by David Bowie. Bruce Foxton also put the strings to great use on the seminal ‘mod’ song A Town Called Malice by The Jam.
The new productions methods developed by Jason How, CEO and chief engineer, have taken the original concept and moved it up several steps to give the strings optimal playability and long life with out compromising sound. The superior coating protects the strings from perspiration, dirt, humidity and acid hands, delivering extra playing life and ensures your fingers move smoothly and dexterously across them.