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Behind The Scenes

Filming London’s freshest guitarists

Yesterday we embarked on our first artist session since the Coronavirus pandemic first made its cruel mark on the UK. With equipment sanitised and distances kept safe, we managed to film a tremendous amount of footage which we will be releasing over the next few months.

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Product News

Best Flatwound Strings 2020: Rotosound Jazz Bass 77

Bass Player Magazine just released their list of top flatwound bass guitar strings for 2020 and, perhaps not surprisingly, our Jazz Bass 77 strings made the cut. Ed Friedland’s article includes a fantastic write up on the story of flatwound strings including how Rotosound helped shape the sound of bass guitar as we know it.

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Players

Astroid Boys

Rising out of Cardiff’s unlikely CF10 area code, Astroid Boys have cultivated a movement that transcends multiple sub-cultures – a growth that defines them less as a band, and more as voice for the youth.

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Players

Saint Agnes

Saint Agnes create dark, blues rock n roll entwined with cinematic murder ballads; music fit for a Tarantino Western. The high drama of the music is punctuated by the intense chemistry between the lead vocalists Kitty A. Austen and Jon-James Tufnell.

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News

Celebrating 60 years in style

Did you know we turn 60 this year? I know, I know, we look pretty darn good for our age. You’re so kind to say. But it’s true! Sixty whole years of making the best music strings in the business.

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Players

Blaenavon

Exciting, fresh new band, Blaenavon, is making big waves in the UK with the help of the Rotosound strings. Working their way from a group of schoolmates to having worked with topArtic Monkeys and Bombay Bicycle Club producer, Jim Abbiss, the band have their sights set for big things.

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Players

Richard van Bergen – Rootbag

His biggest inspiration [is] blues, soul, R&B, and swampy New Orleans stuff Richard mixes it all together to a Gumbo soup “Van Bergen style”. Over the

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Players

Demob Happy

Demob Happy met as teenagers in their native hometown of Newcastle. Coming together over a shared love of the fuzzy rock sounds and vocal harmonies of the 60s and 70s. They started playing together and quickly realised there was something special between them.

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Players

The Wonder Stuff

Somewhere between the mid-’80s and mid-’90s, the Wonder Stuff were one of the biggest bands in the U.K. Starting as a revved-up guitar pop band, later adding offbeat folk influences while occasionally nodding to the excess of the Madchester scene, cleverness and eclecticism were the Wonder Stuff’s calling cards. The group was also blessed/cursed with a frontman, Miles Hunt, who had a gift of arrogant gab, delivering bitingly witty lyrics and lively interviews that won plenty of space in the UK music press.

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