Swing Bass 66 Billy Sheehan Long Scale - Custom Gauge 43-110
These strings, custom gauged by Billy Sheehan, provide the time tested Rotosound Swing
Bass 66 standard set with two special advantages:
A slightly lighter G provides a more even string to string tension across the neck and
makes bending easier.
A heavier E string makes for a tighter low end with increased mass for more volume in the
lower register. The 0.110? gauge also facilitates tuning down to a low ‘D’ without the
string bottoming out or loss of intonation.
For the players
They really sound great, there’s a real organic feel to them, I’ve been to the factory where
they’re hand making them…
“It’s such a part of the tone of everything I do!”
“I’m a finger player and when my fingers grip the string the edges on the Rotosound’s, because
they’re hand wound, grip really strongly so I can get a really good snap of power out of each note.”
– Billy Sheehan"
A string for everyone
With so many musicians experimenting with unique gauges and drop tunings it is hardly surprising to
know that Swing Bass Custom Box Singles, first introduced in the ’60s, enjoy more popularity now than
With such a wide range starting from 0.025" to 0.140" in increments of 0.005" there will be a gauge
to suit everyone’s custom set.
Great British quality
Manufactured in the UK to precise tolerances and using only the finest materials, you can rely on
Rotosound strings for consistent tone and performance in every packet.
Every Swing Bass 66 string is manufactured on custom built machines designed and built in the UK
by Jason How.
Gauge: 43 65 80 110
Wrap material: Stainless steel
Tone: Bright Sound