Rotosound RS885LD Tru Bass Black Nylon Flatwound 65-135 Strings
Rotosound RS885LD Tru Bass Black Nylon Flatwound 65-135 Strings are specifically designed (and patented in 1962) to emulate the mellow sound of an upright bass using flatwound black nylon ribbon. Tru Bass strings have been embraced by players of all styles.
Originally conceived by James How to be fitted to the Burns Black Bison bass, Tru Bass strings may be the nearest you will ever get to a double bass tone from an electric bass.
Most famously used by Sir Paul McCartney on the Beatles’ Abbey Road, Tru Bass strings have been utilized by jazz, fusion, dub, and reggae players.
The distinctive black wrap and yellow silk ends of these strings have been spotted on basses belonging to icons such as Bruce Foxton, Graham Maby, and Herbie Flowers.
You can hear the Rotosound RS885LD Tru Bass Black Nylon Flatwound 65-135 Strings on recordings like:
- The Beatles | Abbey Road, Let It Be
- Lou Reed | Transformer
- The Jam | All Mod Cons
- Joe Jackson | I’m The Man
- David Bowie | Diamond Dogs
Tru double bass tone
The magnetic stainless steel undercovers that sit below the special black nylon tape ensures the best of both worlds by having a bass that is comfortable to handle, that will work with a conventional amplifier and yet offers a sound so reminiscent of its much larger brother.
String up a fretless electric bass with Tru Bass strings for a double bass like tone that will turn heads!
Gauges: 65 75 100 115 135
Tensions: 51.72 43.84 47.06 34.53 30.35 in lbs.