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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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All We Are

Chilled-out indie dance pop trio, All We Are, have joined the Rotosound family. We take a look at the Liverpool-based band and talk guitar strings.

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Mikey Demus from Skindred with Rotosound string maker Mark
Behind The Scenes

Behind the scenes with Mikey Demus

A couple of weeks ago, our buddy Mikey Demus (of Skindred fame) came over to ours for a factory tour. Keen to see the manufacturing process in action, he spent the afternoon here to meet the team behind his signature strings….

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The Vapors’ Steve Smith’s history with Rotosound

You may remember The Vapors, who had a Worldwide Hit in 1980 with ‘Turning Japanese’ which was taken from their debut album ‘New Clear days’. Bassist Steve Smith swears by his Rickenbacker and Rotosound RS66LD strings so we took a look at the band’s brilliant history.

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Haz Wheaton of Hawkwind using Rotosound strings. Photo credit Pathy by A. Moell
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Hawkwind

Hawkwind are pioneers of the space rock genre and the psychedelic music scene in the UK. Formed by in 1969 Dave Brock in Ladbroke Grove, London, the band released their self-titled debut in 1970, and came to mainstream attention in 1972 with the No. 3 hit Silver Machine, featuring Lemmy on vocals.

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