Rush legend Geddy Lee, backs Rotosound Swing Bass strings

Published 5 years ago on September 3, 2018

By Jonathan Graham



Rotosound has received a ringing endorsement from Geddy Lee, iconic bass player with Canadian rocksmiths, Rush, who has made a special video extolling the virtues of the manufacturer’s Swing Bass strings.


Lee has always used Rotosound strings and proclaimed: “I’ve never found another string to replace them.”

The Swing Bass strings he uses were developed in 1966 by Rotosound founder James How and Who bassist John Entwistle, and perfected into what became the industry standard. The bright punchy high energy sound the string offers is so much a big part of early rock music as we know it, and quickly grew in popularity to all four corners of the globe. It remains the leading contender to this present day.

“I’ve used these strings for my entire career. So all you bass players out there, if you use them, right on, and if you don’t use them you should consider them because they’re an amazing string. 

“They’ve always given me that top end I need and the bottom end I need and I’ve relied on them in recording situations and live as well. I always use the Swing Bass strings. I’ve never found another string to replace them. So, honestly, from one bass player to another out there, you won’t be disappointed, they really rock.”

Rotosound Swing Bass 66 strings are available in both four and five string (and even eight string) sets in a range of gauges and scale lengths.



Satch Returns! Joe Satriani Gives A Performance For The Ages At The London Palladium.
NAMM 2023: Fender Audio unveils the RIFF – a portable Bluetooth speaker and practice amp with a maple wood touch control panel
NAMM 2023: IK Multimedia reckons its new Axe I/O One is “the ultimate affordable audio interface designed for guitar and bass players” – and they might be right
NAMM 2023: Dingwall Guitars launches the John Taylor Rio Dream Bass
Top magnifiercross linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram