MATERIAL

Stainless steel roundwound

GAUGE

30 • 50 • 70 • 90

TONE

BRIGHT

OUTPUT

MEDIUM
Rotosound Funkmaster FM66 Foil Swing Bass Mark King electric bass guitar strings set Funk Master

Funkmaster 66 | FM66 30-90

A light yet balanced custom gauge derived from our Swing Bass 66 range that is perfect for slap bass.

This set was originally developed in conjunction with Mark King who revolutionised bass playing with pop funk chart toppers Level 42.

king of funk

“I’ve been lucky enough to have been involved with Rotosound for over thirty years now, going right back to my first Jaydee and the custom gauges that the guys made up for me, 30-50-70-90, and still do to this day, only now with double-ball ends for my Status King basses.

“The fantastic tonal consistency of the strings has been the bedrock of my sound, and we all know that your sound starts with the strings, right?”
– Mark King

Mark King Rotosound Funkmaster advert 1986

As heard on

Level 42 | World Machine, Running In The Family, Guaranteed, etc…

Mark King | Influences, One Man, etc…

British quality

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. 

A string for everyone

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.

Tension chart

note

Diameter

Tension

G

0.030″

20.11 lbs

D

0.050″

29.85 lbs

A

0.070″

30.41 lbs

E

0.090″

27.02 lbs

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