Rotosound

Rotosound

Rotosound

Rotosound has been creating, designing, and manufacturing strings for instruments for over fifty years. They have helped shape the sound of such musical icons including Jimi Hendrix, John Entwistle, and Geddy Lee and the brand has become synonymous with the British Tone.

Rotosound was founded in 1958 by James How as a small, family owned and operated company stationed in the UK. Little has changed in the basics of Rotosound strings and the founders son Jason How, continues to produce strings under the same core values of the past. Rotosound does stay true to the originals, and only improves their designs by using contemporary technology and packing materials.

Rotosound strings are not only used by some of the greatest bassists, but also up and coming musicians including you! For the past fifty years Rotosound has changed the sound of music and their strings have been used in recording some of the most amazing albums from artists including Duff McKagan (Guns n' Roses & Velvet Revolver), Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix), Steve Harris (Iron Maiden), Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), John Entwistle (The Who), Jaco Pastorious (Weather Report and Solo), and many others.

  1. Rotosound BSC1 Bass String Cleaner

    $16.00
    The Rotosound Patented String Cleaner (for use with Bass and Guitars) is a unique effective tool with a revolutionary 360-degree cleaning process to revitalize used strings. Microfiber pads remove and hold debris without need for cleaning solution. ...
  2. Rotosound PSD Bass 99

    $29.84 - $39.78
    Originally developed under the Rotosound name as "
  3. Rotosound Swing Bass 66

    $19.87 - $39.78
    Swing Bass 66 (Stainless Steel or Nickel Roundwound) The most popular Roundwound bass string ever. Rotosound was the first string company to produce this kind of string. Introduced in 1962 it changed the sound of the instrument instantly. The...
  4. Rotosound Jazz Bass 77

    $32.55 - $35.99
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  5. Rotosound Tru Bass 88

    $32.55 - $51.48
    A string that was specifically designed by James How for Jim Burns's famous Black Bison in 1962.This string emulates the upright bass sound and the nearest you will ever get to a double bass that can be played as an electric bass. The magnetic...
  6. Rotosound RotoBass

    $15.60 - $16.99
    This very popular nickel on steel string offers the best of both worlds insomuch that without sacrificing on quality Rotosound engineers have simplified the design spec. dispensed with the silk and increased productivity as a result. This enables...
  7. Rotosound Nexus Bass

    $42.54
    Nexus Bass (Black Polymer Coated) Take the worlds most famous maker of electric bass strings, look for a high energy rich in mid-tones alternative to steels with high presence, add a silky smooth black polycoat dressing over...
  8. RotoSound RS66LN Swing Bass 66 Nickel 4 String Standard Light (45 - 65 - 80 - 100) Long Scale

    $18.78
    Swing Bass 66 4-String Light (45 - 65 - 80 - 100) 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...
  9. RotoSound RS665LDN Swing Bass 66 Nickel 5 String Standard (45 - 65 - 80 - 105 - 130) Long Scale

    $23.48
    Swing Bass 66 5-String Standard Gauge (45 - 65 - 85 - 105 - 130) 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...
  10. RotoSound RS665LB Swing Bass 66 Stainless 5 String Medium Light (35 - 55 - 70 - 90 - 120) Long Scale

    $23.48
    Swing Bass 66 5-String Medium Light Gauge (35 - 55 - 70 - 90 - 120) 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...
  11. RotoSound RS775LD Jazz Bass 77 Monel Flatwound 5 String Standard (45 - 65 - 85 - 105 - 130) Long Scale

    $37.98
    Jazz Bass 77 5-String Standard Gauge (45 - 65 - 85 - 105 - 130) The
  12. RotoSound RS885LD Tru Bass 88 Black Nylon Tapewound 5 String Standard (65 - 75 - 100 - 115 - 135) Long Scale

    $44.85
    Tru Bass 88 5-String Standard Gauge (65 - 75 - 100 - 115 - 135) A string that was specifically designed by James How for Jim Burns
  13. RotoSound RB40 Roto Bass 4 String Hybrid (40 - 60 - 80 - 100) Long Scale

    $14.95
    Rotobass 4-String Medium Gauge (40 - 60 - 80 - 100) This very popular nickel on steel string offers the best of both worlds insomuch that without sacrificing on quality Rotosound engineers have simplified the design specifications. This...
  14. RotoSound RB40-5 Roto Bass 5 String Hybrid (40 - 60 - 80 - 100 - 125) Long Scale

    $21.49
    Rotobass 5-String Medium Gauge (40 - 60 - 80 - 100 - 125) This very popular nickel on steel string offers the best of both worlds insomuch that without sacrificing on quality Rotosound engineers have simplified the design specifications. This...
  15. RotoSound RB45-5 Roto Bass 5 String Standard (45 - 65 - 85 - 105 - 130) Long Scale

    $21.49
    Rotobass 5-String Standard Gauge (45 - 65 - 85 - 105 - 130) This very popular nickel on steel string offers the best of both worlds insomuch that without sacrificing on quality Rotosound engineers have simplified the design specifications. This...
  16. RotoSound RS665EL Swing Bass 66 Stainless 5 String Standard (45 - 65 - 80 - 105 - 130) Extra Long Scale

    $29.37
    Swing Bass 66 5-String Extra Long Scale (45 - 65 - 80 - 105 - 130) 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...
  17. RotoSound RS66EL Swing Bass 66 Stainless 4 String Standard (45 - 65 - 80 - 105) Long Scale

    $18.93
    Swing Bass 66 4-String Extra Long Scale (45 - 65 - 80 - 105) 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...
  18. RotoSound SM665 Swing Bass 66 Stainless 5 String Hybrid (40 - 60 - 80 - 100 - 125) Long Scale

    $23.48
    Swing Bass 66 5-String Hybrid Gauge (40 - 60 - 80 - 100 - 125) 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...
  19. RotoSound RS555LD Solo Bass 55 5 String Standard (45 - 65 - 85 - 105 - 130) Long Scale

    $35.00
    Solo Bass 55 5-String Standard Gauge (45 - 65 - 85 - 105 - 130) Another first designed in 1977 by James How is the stainless steel bass string with his patented linea pressure-wound finish. Once the string is wound a rolling...
  20. RotoSound RS55LD Solo Bass 55 4 String Standard (45 - 65 - 85 - 105) Long Scale

    $28.50
    Solo Bass 55 4-String Standard Gauge (45 - 65 - 85 - 105) Another first designed in 1977 by James How is the stainless steel bass string with his patented linea pressure-wound finish. Once the string is wound a rolling technique...
  21. RotoSound SM55 Solo Bass 55 4 String Hybrid (40 - 60 - 80 - 100) Long Scale

    $28.50
    Solo Bass 55 4-String Hybrid Gauge (40 - 60 - 80 - 100) Another first designed in 1977 by James How is the stainless steel bass string with his patented linea pressure-wound finish. Once the string is wound a rolling technique...
  22. RotoSound RS44LC Bronze Bass 44 4 String Medium (40 - 60- 80 - 100) Long Scale

    $26.90
    Bronze Bass 44 4-String Medium Gauge (40 - 60 - 80 - 100) An old stalwart from Rotosound
  23. RotoSound RS44LD Bronze Bass 44 4 String Standard (45 - 65 - 85 - 105) Long Scale

    $26.90
    Bronze Bass 44 4-String Standard Gauge (45 - 65 - 85 - 105) An old stalwart from Rotosound
  24. RotoSound RS445LD Bronze Bass 44 5 String Standard (45 - 65 - 85 - 105 - 130) Long Scale

    $36.45
    Bronze Bass 44 5-String Standard Gauge (45 - 65 - 85 - 105 - 130) An old stalwart from Rotosound
  25. RotoSound SM66 Swing Bass 66 Stainless 4 String Hybrid (40 - 60 - 80 - 100) Long Scale

    $18.78
    Swing Bass 66 4-String Hybrid Gauge (40 - 60 - 80 - 100) 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...
  26. RotoSound SM66N Swing Bass 66 Nickel 4 String Hybrid (40 - 60 - 80 - 100) Long Scale

    $18.78
    Swing Bass 66 4-String Hybrid Gauge (40 - 60 - 80 - 100) - Nickel Plated 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...
  27. RotoSound SM77 Jazz Bass 77 Monel Flatwound 4 String Hybrid (40 - 60 - 80 - 100) Long Scale

    $32.08
    Jazz Bass 77 4-String Hybrid Gauge (40 - 60 - 80 - 100) The