#1
So I've been using RS665LD strings for a while and now I found out about the RB45-5, which are labeled as Nickel and "Extra Bright". I wouldn't mind having brighter strings, and these are actually a little cheaper but does anyone know of their quality. The RS665LD have been great to me and I'm just curious if these will do me justice.

Here's links:
What I always had: http://cgi.ebay.com/ROTOSOUND-SWING-BASS-RS665LD-RS-665LD-5-STRINGS-45-130_W0QQitemZ220239813852QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar_Accessories?hash=item334750dcdc&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=|293:1|294:30

What I might get: http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ROTOSOUND-5-STRING-BASS-STRINGS-SET-45-130-RB45-5_W0QQitemZ220194459830QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar_Accessories?hash=item33449cd0b6&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262&_trkparms=|293:1|294:30

EDIT: The cheaper ones are "unsilked", what exactly does that mean?
Last edited by pwrmax at Jul 6, 2009,
#3
Quote by InvaderTSN
Unsilked probably means they don't have the red silk on the ends of the string.

Does it affect the sound or the integrity of the strings?
#5
There's no way a nickel string is more bright than a stainless steel one - end of story.

Unsilked does mean there are no silked ends. Silk ends were originally put there to prevent strings from unwinding however modern winding technologies most likely have reduced the windings to mere show.
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