When music brands get mainstream airtime, usually there’s trouble ahead, but this time it’s different. Rotosound appeared on BBC simply as a recognition of a job extremely well done – continually over six decades!
There is a lot of talking about bass strings these days. Often this debate evolves around nickel versus stainless steel, but there are other choices out there… Rotosound’s Tru Bass 88 brings a completely different approach to the table.
By now, we guess that most guitarists know that Guthrie Govan is one of the most versatile players you will ever find. He has his own style, but has pieced it together from tons of different musical genres and playing techniques.
This bass players band, Whico Skyla, is clearly inspired by Iron Maiden. And the bass line is in particular, galopping away into the sunset Steve Harris style!
All bass player have different tresholds when it comes to the urge to swap strings. For Erik Arkö it’s 3-4 gigs, but this time he did a test to compare the sound of new vs old strings.
Rotosound strings have been around long before there was any such thing as heavy metal rock. But that doesn’t mean they’re not great for the heavier kinds of rock ‘n’ roll!
This is not a ‘playing’ demo as such. What is on demo is whether or not the guitar remains in tune after a Floyd Rose setup so there is a lot of tremolo work.
When we say that Rotos rock, we mean it! Add it to anything and it will make you rock out good – and as you can see on this video Sisters of Suffocation is no exception.
Rotosound has been in the string business for many decades, but always strived to refine and optimize the production process – yet without compromising the quality.
Alex Hutchings have been playing Rotosound guitar strings for ages, and currently his favorites are Roto Greens. The package is green and recyclable and you can use it for one more thing!