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Dear Rotosound

Hi:

Not looking for any response, just wanted to let you know a little something.

I’m 43 years old and I’ve been playing electric bass continuously since I was 11 or 12. In that time, I’ve played a lot of different basses – Fender, Kramer, Gibson, Epiphone, Hagstrom, Musicman, Yamaha and Rickenbacker to name a few. Short scale, long scale, extra long scale. Roundwound, flatwound, half-round, nylon.

I’ve never been happy with anything but Rotosound strings. I’ve tried other strings (usually when I needed a last minute new set and couldn’t get Rotosounds) but they always seem to fall short of the mark. Jazz, hard rock, blues, punk, r & b or funk, small clubs, theaters, orchestra pits, bars or festivals -whatever the style, whatever the venue, Rotosound comes through with a consistent punch, clarity and beefy bottom end that no one else can match.

When I first started playing, I looked to inspirational bass players for tips on what equipment to use. It turned out that the bassists I loved the most – John Entwistle, Chris Squire and Jaco Pastorius, among others – all were Rotosound devotees. That was enough for me then. Now, younger and less experienced bass players see me at work and ask the same kind of questions. I tell them the same thing. Rotosound. Swing 66. It’s all you need to know.

Thank you, and best wishes for continued success.

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