Rotosound introduces two bass sets designed for drop tuning

(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-04-05)

Rotosound introduces two bass sets designed for drop tuning

Rotosound bass strings have defined the sound of rock bass Rotosound since Chris Quire of Yes brought them to the forefront on the "Fragile" album in 1971 and they continue to be favored by rock players of every genre. Now the British stringmaker has launched roundwound Drop Zone and Drop Zone+string sets aimed directly at bass guitarists who like to de-tune. These strings are specifically designed to allow them to lower their tuning down to B and earthshaking F# respectively.

The new Drop Zone strings are perfect for grunge, garage and heavy rock bassists and are used by many bass legends including James Lomenzo of Megadeth. They come in two sets the RS 66LH with 65 to 130 gauge strings for D to Low B tuning and RS 66LH+ with 85 to 175 gauge strings for A to low F# tuning.

The Drop Zone and Drop Zone+ are engineered for great tone, balance, and feel and designed to maintain reliable tuning even under alternate tuning situation. The strings are manufactured using the finest quality raw materials and EVERY string is hand checked for consistency of winding and quality before being passed, and only then is it worthy of carrying the Rotosound name.

String length guide
When fitting Rotosound Bass Strings, be sure that the silked part of the string ONLY is wound around the machine post. If the speaking length of the string is wound around the post, the string may then be prone to breakage. This type of breakage is not covered by our normal warranty.

Scale Inches mm
Short scale 30 760
Medium Scale 30 - 32 760 - 810
Long Scale 32 - 34 810 - 860
Extra Long Scale 33.5 - 36 850 - 915
String Lengths - Ballend to Silk
Scale Inches mm
Short Scale 32.5 820
Medium Scale 35.25 895
Long Scale 36.25 920
Extra Long Scale 39.25 995

From a Rotosound press release. For more information, visit

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