JUMBO KING | ROTOSOUND

WORLD FAMOUS MUSIC STRINGS

JUMBO KING

Acoustic Phosphor Bronze
Still the world`s favourite acoustic string that has been around for decades and will continue to do so.

With a 92/8 bronze alloy made especially for us to our exacting specifications in the UK.

This set continues to remain the favourite string for such eminent performers as John Renbourn and Sir Bob Geldof.

Please note: w denotes wound string

Johns thoughts on his strings of choice

In my search for the clearest set of bronze strings, I tried some old Rotosounds in black and red packets that I had somehow managed to hang on to for years. They sounded really good, bright and well balanced but with a rich tone.

The company were amused to hear that anybody should still have strings going so far back but assured me that, several packet designs later, their new strings were still the same quality. Rotosound bass strings have a high profile world-wide which may have overshadowed their guitar strings.

James How, who founded the company in the fifties, engineered a new type of string-winding machine that was a step ahead of the industry and all the strings are produced to the same degree of precision.

In addition to the phospher-bronze round wounds, Rotosound also make guitar strings in the piano string design.

That is with the wrap wire stopping short of the ball end so that a section of the core wire is exposed and only the core wire comes into contact with the saddle. These strings are called ‘Country Gold’.

It is actually an old idea and I have a feeling that the very first steel strings used on the guitar in the 1800′s were like that.

The gauges for both types of string are 060 to 018 covered, and 026 to 008 plain.

Product Code
E
B
G
D
A
E
6 String Sets
JK9
9
13
18
26w
38w
48w
JK10
10
14
20w
28w
40w
50w
JK11
11
16
22w
30w
42w
52w
JK12
12
16
24w
32w
44w
54w
JK13
13
17
26w
34w
46w
56w
12 String Sets
JK30SL
9
12
9
12
20
26w

9
12
20w
26w
36w
46w
JK30EL
10
14
8
12
18
28w

10
14
24w
30w
40w
48w
JK30L
11
14
10
12
20w
26w

11
14
24w
30w
38w
52w

VIDEO

jk13_foil

PLAYED BY

John Renbourn
Bob Geldof
Fatherson
Noel Gallagher
Jeff Lynne

HEARD ON

Sweet Child – Pentangle
What’s the story morning glory – Oasis
Out of the blue – Electric Light Orchestra
The Third Eye Centre – Belle & Sebastian

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