When I bought a 12-string bass, I never really thought about the logistics involved in buying strings for the thing. I quickly discovered that no one I care for sells a set of strings for the 12-string bass. This left me only one option; to buy two sets of Rotosound strings for an 8-string bass, or else use brands that I don’t particularly like (namely D’Addario or Hamer). Needless to say, I went with the Rotosounds (although it costs about twice as much as buying the other brands).
Generally speaking, no other instrument sounds quite like a 12-string bass. It’s a monster of an instrument that’s in a category all its own. I figure if you’re going to go there, you might as well go all in. Since I worship at the altar of tone, that means Rotosound. But damn, I wish there was a cheaper way! Re-stringing my 12-string bass with Rotosounds costs me around $80 each time. Luckily, I don’t play my 12-string bass enough that I have to change the strings often.
RS 66LD | Long Scale | .020 | .030 | .035 | .045 | .45 | .65 | .80 | .105