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Behind The Scenes

New string winding machines roll onto the factory floor

If proof was ever needed that talent runs in the family, look no further than Rotosound’s Jason How. Following in his father James How’s footsteps as both a musician and engineer, Jason has rolled the next generation of string winding machines onto the factory floor, promising a more efficient, greener, and consistent product.

Who better to tell the story of Rotosound’s history of making the machines that make the strings than the man himself…

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Chloe Chadwick acoustic guitarist plays Rotosound Nexus Acoustic coated long life guitar strings
Players

Work hard, play hard: why Chloë Chadwick relies on Nexus acoustic strings

The past year has been a strange one for us all – not least for full-time gigging musicians. The pause on live events has changed the rhythm of how often a pro’s instrument is picked up, which got us thinking that our long-life Nexus Acoustic strings might be the perfect choice for guitars that get strummed less often.

With Nexus on our mind, we spoke to one of our Rotosound Players who trusts in our coated strings to keep their tone night-after-night during a busy gigging schedule.

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Bluescamp UK female woman playing acoustic guitar Rotosound strings
News

Guitar strings are packed ready for BluesCamp 2021

For over 14 years, BluesCamp UK’s summer music school teaches blues, rock, and jazz lovers of all ages the skills of playing in a band. Rotosound has had a strong connection with this annual event so it’s great to hear that it’s back this summer…

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12Guitars at the Teenage Cancer Trust Rotosound charity
News

Helping a worthy cause with 12Guitars and the Teenage Cancer Trust

We are proud to share the good news that we have helped get musical instruments into the hands of young patients at The Beatson Institute in Glasgow. Social enterprise 12Guitars has gifted guitars strung with Rotosound strings and equipment to The Teenage Cancer Trust ward to assist in their music therapy activities.

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Kim Logan and the Silhouettes. Rotosound player artist female guitarist
Players

Meet… Kim Logan and the Silhouettes

We chat with recent Rotosound Player and Rock ‘n Roll torchbearer Kim Logan about collecting vintage gear, recording her second LP “Shadow Work” and why the COVID-19 pandemic has caused her to be more experimental.

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Rainbreakers rock band. Rotosound players. Photo Credit- Rob Blackham 2
Players

Rainbreakers New Single ‘Ashes’ Out Today

Rotosound players Rainbreakers release their striking new single ‘Ashes’, taken from the band’s forthcoming new album to be released this year. The Midlands-based, four-piece band, brimming with creativity, talent, not to mention’s Charlie’s award-nominated guitar mastery — have been consistently pleasing ears and firing up fans’ hearts and minds during their remarkable rise over recent years.

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George Harrison Guitar Strings Press photo of The Beatles during Magical Mystery Tour
News

George Harrison’s Guitar Strings In Case of Auctioned Hofner

We always suspected that George Harrison’s guitar strings of choice were made by Rotosound during his Beatles period – the company being the main supplier in Britain at the time and McCartney choosing to string his Hofner violin bass up with Rotosound Tru Bass strings. However, with the emergence of George’s “Blondie” Hofner at a Sotherby’s auction, and with the contents of the case included, the evidence was clear the Harrison was indeed a Rotosound player.

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