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Bass Strings and Scale Lengths
There are four main scale lengths (the playable length from bridge to nut) in bass guitars. These are:
Short Scale - 30"
Medium Scale - 32"
Standard Long Scale - 34"
Extra Long Scale - 36"
Variations in the headstock and bridge arrangement can affect which bass guitar strings you require, for example Violin Bass type instruments have a trapeze tailpiece meaning this short scale bass requires medium scale strings. All of our strings are for standard long scale unless otherwise stated, but if you are unsure which set you require please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.




Rotosound Swing Bass Stainless Steel RoundwoundRotosound Swing Bass Stainless Steel Roundwound
The original roundwound bass string, as designed by James How and John Entwistle. Bright with great sustain and long life.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
FM66 Funk Master - Long
30 50 70 90
£ 18.50 £ 18.00 £ 17.50
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RS66LA Light - Long
30 50 65 85
£ 18.50 £ 18.00 £ 17.50
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RS66LB Medium Light - Long
35 55 70 90
£ 18.50 £ 18.00 £ 17.50
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RS66LC Medium - Long
40 60 75 95
£ 18.50 £ 18.00 £ 17.50
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RS66LD Standard - Long
45 65 80 105
£ 18.50 £ 18.00 £ 17.50
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RS66LF Standard 85 - Long
45 65 85 105
£ 18.50 £ 18.00 £ 17.50
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BS66 Billy Sheehan - Long
43 65 80 110
£ 19.50 £ 19.00 £ 18.50
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RS66LE Heavy - Long
50 70 85 110
£ 18.50 £ 18.00 £ 17.50
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RS66LH Drop Tuning - Long
65 80 105 130
£ 24.00 £ 23.00 £ 22.00
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RS66LHX Drop Tuning (F#) - Long
85 105 135 175
£ 25.00 £ 24.00 £ 23.00
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SM66 Hybrid - Long
40 60 80 100
£ 18.50 £ 18.00 £ 17.50
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RS66S Standard - Short
40 50 75 90
£ 18.50 £ 18.00 £ 17.50
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RS66M Standard - Medium Scale
40 50 75 90
£ 18.50 £ 18.00 £ 17.50
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RS66EL Standard - Extra Long
45 65 80 105
£ 18.50 £ 18.00 £ 17.50
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SM665 5 String Hybrid - Long
40 60 80 100 125
£ 26.00 £ 25.00 £ 24.00
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RS665LB 5 String Light - Long
35 55 70 90 120
£ 26.00 £ 25.00 £ 24.00
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RS665LC 5 String Medium Light - Long
40 60 75 95 125
£ 26.00 £ 25.00 £ 24.00
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RS665LD 5 String Standard - Long
45 65 80 105 130
£ 26.00 £ 25.00 £ 24.00
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RS666LC 6 String Standard - Long
30 40 60 75 95 125
£ 30.00 £ 29.00 £ 28.00
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RS666LD 6 String Standard - Long
35 45 65 80 105 130
£ 30.00 £ 29.00 £ 28.00
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SM666 6 String Hybrid - Long
30 40 60 80 100 125
£ 30.00 £ 29.00 £ 28.00
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RS668 8 String - Long
45/20 65/30 80/35 105/45
£ 37.00 £ 36.00 £ 35.00
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Rotosound Swing Bass Nickel RoundwoundRotosound Swing Bass Nickel Roundwound
The original roundwound bass string and very popular. Warmer toned vintage sound. Softer on the fingers and reduced fret wear compared with stainless.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
SM66N Hybrid - Long
40 60 80 100
£ 18.50 £ 18.00 £ 17.50
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RS66LN Standard Light - Long
45 65 80 100
£ 18.50 £ 18.00 £ 17.50
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RS665LDN 5 String Standard - Long
45 65 80 105 130
£ 25.00 £ 24.00 £ 23.00
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RS66LDN Standard - Long
45 65 85 105
£ 18.50 £ 18.00 £ 17.50
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Roto Bass Nickel Plated RoundwoundRoto Bass Nickel Plated Roundwound
Great value bass strings. Nickel plated roundwound on steel cores. These are unsilked versions of the nickel plated RS66 series available only in popular gauges.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
RB35 Standard Long
35 55 75 95
£ 16.00 £ 15.50 £ 15.00
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RB40 Standard Long
40 60 80 100
£ 16.00 £ 15.50 £ 15.00
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RB45 Standard Long
45 65 85 105
£ 16.00 £ 15.50 £ 15.00
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RB50 Standard Long
50 70 90 110
£ 16.00 £ 15.50 £ 15.00
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RB40-5 5 String - Standard Long
40 60 80 100 125
£ 24.00 £ 23.00 £ 22.00
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RB45-5 5 String - Standard Long
45 64 85 105 130
£ 24.00 £ 23.00 £ 22.00
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Rotosound Nexus Bass Black Polymer CoatedRotosound Nexus Bass Black Polymer Coated
Black polycoated strings wound with Type 52 Alloy are the latest offering from Rotosound. The 52% nickel 48% iron alloy used for the winding gives improved mids and warmth with high magnetic output. The special black polycoat dressing gives a smooth feel, extended life and tarnish prevention. .
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
NXB40 Standard Long Scale Coated
40 60 80 100
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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NXB45 Standard Long Scale Coated
45 65 85 105
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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NXB130 Standard Long Scale Coated
130 gauge 5th string
£ 10.00 £ 9.50 £ 9.00
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Rotosound Jazz Bass Monel FlatwoundRotosound Jazz Bass Monel Flatwound
Smooth toned and favoured by jazz and fretless players.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
SM77 Hybrid - Long
40 60 80 100
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RS77LD Standard - Long
45 65 85 105
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RS77LE Heavy - Long
50 75 95 110
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RS77S Standard - Short
40 50 75 90
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RS77M Standard - Medium
40 50 75 90
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RS77EL Standard - Extra Long
45 65 85 105
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RS775LD 5 String - Standard - Long
45 65 85 105 130
£ 41.00 £ 39.00 £ 37.00
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Rotosound Steve Harris Monel FlatwoundRotosound Steve Harris Monel Flatwound
Steve's favourite string and gauge in this exclusive custom flatwound signature set.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
SH77 Standard Heavy - Long
50 75 95 110
£ 34.00 £ 33.00 £ 32.00
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Rotosound TruBass Nylon TapewoundRotosound TruBass Nylon Tapewound
Black Flatwound strings with that authentic acoustic sound. Nice harmonic balance, super silk smooth feel and fast action. Low tension despite the heavy gauge.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
RS88LD Standard - Long
65 75 100 115
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RS88S Standard - Short
65 75 90 115
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RS88M Standard - Medium
65 75 90 115
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RS88EL Extra- Long
65 75 100 115
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RS885LD Standard - Long 5 String
65 75 100 115 135
£ 41.00 £ 39.00 £ 37.00
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Rotosound Solo Bass Stainless PressurewoundRotosound Solo Bass Stainless Pressurewound
The original pressure wound bass string designed in the mid 70's. The strings are rolled to flatten the surface. This process produces a brighter tone than flatwound strings whilst still eliminating finger noise & reducing fret wear. These work well on fretless basses.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
SM55 Hybrid - Long
40 60 80 100
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RS55LD Standard- Long
45 65 85 105
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RS555LD 5 String - Standard - Long
45 65 85 105 130
£ 41.00 £ 39.00 £ 37.00
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Rotosound Phosphor Bronze Acoustic BassRotosound Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass
Deep, bright tone for acoustic bass guitars
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
RS44LC Medium - Long
40 60 80 100
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RS44LD Standard- Long
45 65 85 105
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RS445LD 5 Srring - Standard - Long
45 65 85 105 130
£ 41.00 £ 39.00 £ 37.00
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Rotosound Contact-core Stainless Steel RoundwoundRotosound Contact-core Stainless Steel Roundwound
The contact core design produces a more focussed tone with improved sustain and brightness. The ball end to saddle core length is adjustable to fit any make bass. The string height at the saddle will be reduced by the diameter of the winding, so if your setup is already as low as you dare then you may need to raise the saddles slightly.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
RS99LD Standard - Long
45 65 85 105
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RS995LD Standard - Long - 5 String
45 65 85 105 130
£ 41.00 £ 39.00 £ 37.00
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Rotosound DBE Swing Bass StainlessRotosound Swing Bass Double Ball End
Double Ball Ended versions of the ever popular Rotosound Stainless Roundwound sets. Suitable for use on almost all headless bass guitars.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
RDB66LC Long
40 60 75 95
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RDB66LD Long
45 65 80 105
£ 31.00 £ 30.00 £ 29.00
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RDB665LD Double Ball End Stainless
45 65 80 105 130
£ 41.00 £ 39.00 £ 37.00
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