When Rotosound Swing Bass strings were introduced fifty years ago they changed the sound of rock forever. Rotosound's Swing Bass RS66LD strings have been used by some of the highest profile, most respected bass icons over the last fifty years. They were the first roundwound strings in the world and were developed by Rotosound at the request of the Who's John Entwistle.
To celebrate this great birthday Rotosound have launched a competition to design a T-shirt commemorating this unique event. The prize is worth over £2500 and includes the newly launched Fender American Vintage '63 Precision bass, plus a set of Swing Bass strings signed by Billy Sheehan and two extra Swing Bass sets. On top of that Rotosound will produce a limited edition of six exclusive T-shirts using the winning design especially for the winner.
For over fifty years now Rotosound's Swing Bass strings have been used on some of the most amazing albums recorded by some of the best bassists in the business including:
Rotosound were the first to produce this type of string and it is still produced today using the same highly secretive process and a form of steel unique to these strings. Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones said 'they are so good – I use twelve at a time!'.
The American Vintage '63 Precision Bass in three-colour sunburst was launched at NAMM 2013 to evoke the authentic feel and sound of the original basses launched back in 63. It includes authentic features such as a slightly wider C-shaped maple neck, clay-colored dot fingerboard inlays, flat-top knurled chrome control knobs, split single-coil pickup and lower-mounted finger rest. Worth over £2400 this is a fantastic main prize is worthy of this historic anniversary competition from Rotosound.
Pricing and Availability:
More From: ROTOSOUND