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Suzi Quatro with Rotosound Swing Bass 66 bass guitar strings
Players

Suzi Quatro: Our Generation

We’ve been busy behind the scenes with a number of our amazing artists and have a bunch of content to release over the coming months. The latest Our Generation video features a rock star of legendary status who has been a Rotosound Player for over 50 years…
Suzi Quatro

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The Edge U2 guitarist eighties 1980 Gibson ES archtop guitar
Advice

How to Sound Like U2’s The Edge

If you are a fan of the Irish pop rock band U2, it may be because of the unique sound of the guitars and vocals. Their guitar player simply known as The Edge uses a specific combo of pedals and guitar amps to get his signature sound. In this article we will look at the pedals he uses and how his style of playing helps create the famous U2 guitar tone.

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Nigel Clutterbuck and David Laws Rotosound sales representatives
News

Press release: Rotosound appoints two new UK sales representatives

Rotosound Manufacturing Ltd, music string makers and distributors for The Music Alliance Great Britain, has announced the appointment of two new sales representatives. From today, David Law and Nigel Clutterbuck join Rotosound’s sales team, covering Scotland, northern England, North Wales, and Northern Ireland.

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Players

Spiders from Mars turns 50

50 years ago today, David Bowie rocked the world with the release of his masterpiece “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust…”, which featured Rotosound players Mick Ronson and Trevor Bolder.

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The Beatles - Help statue © Loco Steve cropped
Advice

Songwriting Lessons from The Beatles

Unfortunately there are no simple approaches to being able to play every Beatles song. One of the reasons they were so popular is because they were influenced by a huge variety of styles. However there are some guitar chords, progressions, and tones that stand out in their music. In this lesson we will look at how to play songs by The Beatles for all guitar skill levels.

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Rotosound Electric guitar string strings sets
Advice

Deconstructing Electric Guitar Strings: Materials, Design and What They Do Best

Electric guitar strings are the most crucial component of producing great tone. (Aside from guitar picks, they are also the least expensive guitar accessory!) Strings are the “vocal cords” of a guitar, and the set we select fundamentally shapes our instrument’s voice. However, with so many different kinds of electric guitar strings available, it can be difficult to decipher what makes each special. Even more daunting is figuring out which type of string is best suited for the music you love to play.

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Rotosound strings stand at Birmingham guitar show uk 2022
Events

The Guitar Show UK 2022

Guitarists from across Britain –and overseas – flocked to The Guitar Show UK to see today’s latest and greatest gear. Rotosound was there to witness it all and report back the very best from this year’s show…

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Unpackaged strings showing ball ends Rotosound
Advice

Guitar Strings and Styles

One of the most important factors in playing guitar is the string you choose! Of course your technique and approach are a big factor, but the quality and style of your string can make all the difference in the final sound.

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James Ford guitarist with Ibanez Pia guitar in green for Rotosound music strings. Ultramag UM10 guitar player
Players

James Ford: Our Generation

The latest ‘Our Generation’ film features melodic rock guitarist James Ford. We catch up with him in a recording studio just south of England’s capital.

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Advice

A Crash Course in Alternate Tunings

Is your playing in a rut? Are you looking for something to spark your creativity and experimentation? The solution may lie in a few twists of your machine heads. Dive in as we journey to the land of alternate tunings!

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Live from the Los Bitchos album launch party Let The Festivities Begin band
Players

Los Bitchos… live from the album launch party

An visceral cocktail of surf guitar, punk energy and psychedelic world music, Let The Festivities Begin! is the debut album from London-based Los Bitchos. After finding an affinity with Rotosound strings, the girls invited us down to celebrate a special performance at the official launch party.

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