British guitar string maker Rotosound has launched new stainless steel strings based on their popular 1960s classics, but using improved processes and better materials
The original 1960s Rotosound stainless steel strings were used by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Pete Townsend, Brian May and many others, giving the clear, bright punchy 60's sound, read more »
Iconic British guitar string maker Rotosound have launched their first range of coated guitar strings for both acoustic and electric guitars under the brand name "Nexus". Both Nexus string types use a special polycoat material to give a smooth touch and longer life, improving tone and preventing tarnishing. read more »
GHS "Boomers" already have a big following, especially with guitarists in the USA.
Now GHS have launched super-boomers in the form of their Sub-Zero Boomers series.
The GHS Sub-Zero Boomer strings are cryogenically treated in a computerized system with liquid nitrogen, taking them down to a temperature of below -300 degrees fahrenheit, before gradually bringing them back up to room temperature. read more »
One of the biggest problems children (and adults) have when first learning to play the guitar is the correct position for their left hand when playing chords. There is a natural tendency for the student beginner to over-grip the guitar's neck and flatten the fingers on the fretboard, leading to much frustration as the chord is incorrectly fretted and doesn't sound as it should... read more »
English guitar string maker Rotosound are advertising "0% price increase in January 2009".
January is the time when string suppliers generally revise their prices, typically adding an inflation-matched percentage to their wholesale prices, which is then passed on to the guitarist buyer. read more »
Way back in 1987, D'Addario strings boss Jim was challenged by his 13-year-old daughter about the amount of waste packaging thown away every time he changed his guitar strings. This was the starting point of D'Addario's on-going green guitar strings campaign that is resulted in their latest initiative - "clean wire" in all wound strings, eliminating tin-plating from the string-making process. read more »