There is a lot of talking about bass strings these days. Often this debate evolves around nickel versus stainless steel, but there are other choices out there… Rotosound’s Tru Bass 88 brings a completely different approach to the table.
Tru Bass 88 are made of nylon wrapped around steel. And they flats. This combination gives you a completely different type of bass tone. It’s dark and fat, it’s massive and mighty – all at the same time. In lack of a better explanation, you could say that it will make any bass tak a big step toward the classic Motown bass sound. And it doesn’t even have to be a P bass! It even resembles the sound of a double bass, particularly if you play fingerstyle near the finger board.
Originally, this string was specifically designed by James How for Jim Burns’s famous Black Bison in 1962. And according to Rotosound, this string emulates the upright bass sound and the nearest you will ever get to a double bass that can be played as an electric bass. Further, 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 offer a sound so reminiscent of its much larger brother.