Slide DROP ZONE DESIGNED FOR DROP TUNING

MATERIAL

Stainless steel roundwound

GAUGE

85 • 105 • 135 • 175

TONE

BRIGHT

OUTPUT

MEDIUM
Rotosound Drop Zone RS66LH Plus 65-130 Foil Swing Bass low tuned electric bass guitar strings set

Drop Zone Plus | RS66LH+ 85-175

LONG SCALE

810mm – 860mm | 32″ – 34″

Made for explorers of drop tuning, this is the thicker gauge version of the roundwound string that James How and John Entwistle perfected into what was to become the industry standard.

The bright punchy high energy sound this string offers is a big part of early rock music as we know it and brought the bass player from the back line to the front.

This set allows bass players to lower their tunings down to F# (for tuning down to B try our Drop Zone bass strings)

For the players

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 Pastorius, Geddy LeeBilly Sheehan, Noel Redding, Duff McKagan, and John Paul Jones. The bright red silk ends are hard to miss!

DAN PUGSLEY - SKINDRED bass guitarist Rotosound strings best heavy rock tone

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. 

In the zone

Ultra-heavy gauge bass strings made for today’s modern player.

Two specialist sets from the Swing Bass 66 range aimed at bass players who use drop tunings, Drop Zone and Drop Zone Plus sets allow players to lower their tunings down to B and an earthshaking F# respectively.

Tension chart

note

Diameter

Tension

A

0.085″

46.80 lbs

E

0.0105″

38.60 lbs

B

0.0135″

32.56 lbs

F#

0.175″

30.70 lbs

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