These strings are made from monel, a special alloy that gives them some brightness. These are flatwounds so they have a darker, deeper, thumpier tone. These strings will last longer than typical roundwound strings, so need replacing less often. Expect the same quality product from these excellent Rotosound strings.
The ‘Monel ‘flatwound bass string that’s been awarded many accolades since its inception.
Monel is a nickel-copper alloy with high tensile strength and resistance to corrosion.
The RS77 Jazz Bass set has found favour with so many of the worlds top leading artists including the likes of Oasis, Steve Harris, Roger Waters and Herbie Flowers.
The build spec remains a close kept secret but the Monel 400 tape used in the strings making brings out the true character of these strings over the competition who are happy to use the much less costly flattened stainless steel. These strings are still manufactured the ‘old fashioned way’ by hand on machines that James How built at the end of the 1960’s.
String Length guide
Short scale = 30" scale length; 32.25" ball-end to silk
Medium scale = 30.5-32" scale length; 35.25 ball-end to silk
Long scale = 32-34" scale length; 37" ball-end to silk
Extra Long scale = 33.5-36" scale length; 39.25 ball-end to silk