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Rotosound Launches New Instrument Care Products
Accessories & Strings

Rotosound Launches New Instrument Care Products

Rotosound has expanded their lineup of guitar and bass care products with a new guitar polish, a string lube, and a lemon oil. Each product can be used on both guitar and bass. The guitar polish is formulated to clean instruments of fingerprints, streaking, dust and grime. Rotosound says the polish continues to work after application and preventing dust build...

Rotosound Revamps Tru Bass RS88LD Black Nylon Bass Strings
Accessories & Strings

Rotosound Revamps Tru Bass RS88LD Black Nylon Bass Strings

Rotosound has upgraded their Tru Bass RS88LD Black Nylon bass strings with a new computer controlled engineering process in their UK factory. The company says that the process, along with finishing by their craftsmen, add to the strings’ lifespan and playability. Rotosound describes the tone as “double bass-like.” The Tru Bass 88 was originally designed by James How for Jim...

Rotosound Updates Steve Harris Signature Bass Strings
Accessories & Strings

Rotosound Updates Steve Harris Signature Bass Strings

Rotosound has upgraded their Steve Harris Signature Bass Strings by using a new burnishing process to give them a smoother finish. The company explains the change facilitates fast playing as well as reduces string noise. The Iron Maiden bassist’s signature strings are flatwounds that are described as slightly brighter than traditional flatwounds. Available only as a 4-string set, the custom...

Rotosound Introduces Bass String Cleaner
Accessories & Strings

Rotosound Introduces Bass String Cleaner

Rotosound has introduced a new string cleaner for bass that wraps around the strings for 360 degree cleaning. Designed to fit all 4- and 5-string bass guitars, the BSC1 uses microfiber pads to remove sweat and debris to extend the life of your strings. The device also cleans the fingerboard at the same time, all without needing a cleaning solution....

Rotosound Introduces 45-100 Gauge Nickel String Set to Swing Bass Range
Bass Gear

Rotosound Introduces 45-100 Gauge Nickel String Set to Swing Bass Range

Rotosound have expanded their Swing Bass line of strings to include a set of 45-100 gauge nickel strings. The company says the new set of nickel strings have a more muted and smoother tone than its stainless steel brethren, which make up most of the Swing Bass series, and that they offer a softer feel. As with the rest of...

Rotosound Introduces new Multi-Purpose Digital Tuners
Bass Gear

Rotosound Introduces new Multi-Purpose Digital Tuners

Rotosound has two new tuners on the market, designed for stringed instruments. Each of the tuners works by clipping the unit to the instrument. The Clip-On Tuner (AT350) offers chromatic, bass, guitar, violin and viola tunings, with a detection range of A0 (27.5Hz) to C8(4186.0Hz), a pitch range of 430Hz to 450Hz (1Hz stops), and a detection accuracy of ±...

Player News

Rotosound Adds Gareth McGrillen to Artist List

Rotosound has added Pendulum bassist Gareth McGrillen as their latest artist endorsee. McGrillen uses and will endorse Rotosound’s Nexus coated and Swing Bass strings. McGrillen is joined by his bandmate, guitarist Peredur ap Gwynedd, who was also named an endorsee. Pendulum is releasing their latest album, Immersion, this month, with a tour of the UK and Ireland. For more on...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Rotosound Introduces New Drop Zone String Sets

Rotosound’s newest line of roundwound strings are designed for bassists who like to de-tune their instruments. The RS 66LH “Drop Zone” 65 to 130 gauge strings allow a 4-string bassist to drop down to B. The Drop Zone+ set allows 5-string players to drop from low B to F# with 85 to 175 gauge strings. For more info, check out...

Events

Rotosound announces guest appearances at NAMM Show

String manufacturer Rotosound has announced a line-up of bassists who will be making appearances at their booth at NAMM 2010 on Saturday, the 16th of January. Five guests are scheduled for that day, including Duff McKagan of Guns & Roses/Velvet Revolver, James Lomenzo of Megadeth, Eva Gardener, who has been touring with Pink, Robbie Crane from Ratt, and the formidable...

Events

Rotosound offering free strings at Mansons Guitar Show

Rotosound will be offering free strings at the Mansons Guitar Show, where they are exhibiting. The strings will be awarded the first 20 bass players (and first 60 guitarists) who present a special show voucher (PDF), found on Rotosound’s web site. There will also be special deals on accessories, cables, and straps at their booth. Mansons Guitar Show is being...