Rotosound Swing Bass 66 Stainless Steel Long Scale Standard Gauge 5-String Bass Strings

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810mm – 860mm | 32″ – 34″

Standard Gauge: 45-130

This is the roundwound string that James How and John Entwistle perfected into what was to become the industry standard.

The bright, punchy, high-energy sound of Swing Bass 66 strings is a major part of early rock music history and brought the bass player from the back line to the front of the stage.

Inspired by the penetrating tone of legends such as John Entwistle and Chris Squire, players worldwide have strung up their bass guitars with Swing Bass 66 strings.

The distinctive sound of our roundwound Swing Bass 66 strings have been used by the bass-world’s biggest hitters such as Jaco PastoriusGeddy LeeBilly SheehanNoel ReddingDuff McKagan, and John Paul Jones. The bright red silk ends are hard to miss!


Manufactured in the UK to precise tolerances and using only the finest materials, you can rely on Swing Bass 66 strings for consistent tone and performance in every packet.

Every Swing Bass 66 string is still hand made by highly skilled engineers on James How’s original machinery. 


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 ever before.

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.


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