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[13 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Got A Bad Reputation | 5,711 views]
Got A Bad Reputation

I get press releases from Rotosound relatively frequently. Some of the information in those releases has found its way onto this site if I thought it might be useful to others.
This time though, I’m posting an image from this Rotosound release just because I like it.
Rotosound say they found a programme from Thin Lizzy’s Bad Reputation tour in their archives and it contained the ad above for their Jazz Bass strings. They say some other stuff about strings and other users and whatnot but I tuned out to be honest.
I …

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[20 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Review: Rotosound R10 Roto Yellows | 7,055 views]
Review: Rotosound R10 Roto Yellows

It’s occurred to me that many (I’d go so far as to say most) guitarists don’t change their strings very often. Let me clarify that a little; I mean their string brands. I suspect that, like me, many people find a brand, and usually a gauge, they like and stick with it.
It’s entirely possible this might be fine. However, there’s nothing wrong with giving things a shake now and then.
Case in point:
A while ago, I received a couple of sets of Rotosound strings to review. These were the R10 …

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[15 Oct 2010 | One Comment | 5,166 views]
Rotosound Super Bronze Acoustic Strings

Take a look at that string. Notice anything?
This is from Rotosound’s Super Bronze Acoustic String set and it’s a bit different. At least from anything we’ve seen in a while. Click on the image to embiggenate.
You see, in 1974, James How, the founder of Rotosound released an acoustic string set with a difference. Those strings, called ‘Country Golds’ at the time, had the windings start a little away from the ball-end and tie – the core of the string was exposed for a short distance. The idea was that the …

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[7 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Rotosound Rotos Strings – Now Twice As Nice | 2,214 views]
Rotosound Rotos Strings – Now Twice As Nice

How do you make a good thing better?
By doubling it.
Rotosound are now offering their best-selling R9 and R10 Rotos nickel-on-steel guitar strings in twin set packaging.  Rotosound are calling these packs, Double Deckers.
By doing this, Rotosound can reduce packaging by around 70% compared to buying two separate packs of strings.  This means savings to you too.  If you buy your strings in a Double Decker pack you’ll get them up to 20% cheaper than two individual packs.
The new Double Decker packs are coded R9-2 and R10-2 and represent Rotosound’s Rotos …

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[31 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Thank You From PRS | 2,208 views]
Thank You From PRS

PRS is not ungrateful.  Provided you live in the US of course.
If you are States-based, and you buy yourself a shiny new PRS guitar – from an authorised PRS dealer – between October 15th and December 31st, 2009, you can get yourself a big thank you from PRS.
All you need to do is to send a copy of your receipt and the serial number of your axe to PRS and they will send you the PRS Thank You Pack which includes PRS-branded picks, strap, strings and cleaning kit.  Oh, …

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[21 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Rotosound British Steel Guitar Strings | 3,103 views]
Rotosound British Steel Guitar Strings

Rotosound launch their British Steel guitar strings and provide a, rather splendid, picture of Hendrix and chums too.  Click on it for the big image.  No doubt it’s cool.
The British Steel strings are based on Rotosound’s original, Stainless Steel Electric Guitar Strings from the 60’s but are manufactured with modern, improved processes and better materials.  The new British Steels are designed to give brilliant tone, sustain and volume.  Rotosound use stainless steel with the highest possible iron content to provide better magnetic properties.
The originals were used by Hendrix (hence …

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[19 Oct 2009 | Comments Off on Strings Attached: Dunlop Strings | 1,843 views]
Strings Attached: Dunlop Strings

Jim Dunlop – purveyor of many cool things such as the MXR range of pedals, the wonderful Crybaby wah and my regular brand of picks – also make strings.
There are a number of gauges and styles of acoustic, electric and bass strings.  There’s even banjo strings if some pickin’s yer thang.
Acoustic gauges are available in phosphor-bronze and brass.  Electrics run the range from extra light (8 top) to extra heavy (13 top).  Four and five string bass sets are available.
In addition, Dunlop have got their heads together with some pretty …

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