Top British string manufacturer Rotosound has improved its Steve Harris signature bass strings using a new burnishing process. The new upgraded strings have a smoother finish making them much easier to play at high speed.
Harris is well known as a founding member of IRON MAIDEN and is one of only two members to play on all their albums. He is considered one of the best and most influential heavy metal bass players in the world today. He is known for his “galloping” fleet fingered bass lines and his own unique tone.
To get the sound he likes the best, Steve has used Rotosound strings throughout his career.
The upgraded signature bass strings have been developed using a new process that gives these flatwound strings a smooth, slicker feel that means you can easily glide from the first to twelfth position without hearing the movement. Slightly brighter than traditional flatwound strings the Steve Harris signature set (product code SH77) has a unique clear mellow tone, which brings up the bottom end while toning down the high to balance the bass nicely.
If you appreciate quality — you will appreciate these. Oh — and each set comes with Steve Harris‘ favorite West Ham colours on the silk ends. The four-string set comes in 50, 75, 95 and 110 gauges.
To find out more about the Steve Harris signature bass stings, Rotosound and its other strings and accessories, visit www.rotosound.com where you can buy them online.
Britain’s premier guitar string manufacturer Rotosound has developed, together with a selection of their metal guitarist endorsees, a new range of signature strings. They can now announce the launch of signature string sets for guitarists Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY, CARCASS), Paul Allender (CRADLE OF FILTH) and Mikey Demus (SKINDRED).
Michael Amott is known for his involvement with a number of death metal/hard rock bands — namely ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS and CARCASS. These signature strings, influenced by Michael‘s own personal style and are excellent for achieving wide vibrato, memorable melodic lead lines and furious sledgehammer riffs. Amott said, “They have great tone, they stay in tune, they don’t break easily. What more do you want? I rely on my MA11 Rotosound strings every night on stage and in the recording studios. Rotosound shreds.”
Long-standing endorsee Paul Allender, lead guitarist with extreme metal band CRADLE OF FILTH, has worked with Rotosound to develop his own custom gauge strings. He wanted strings that help him maintain that sharp air of sinister lead riffs whilst still allowing him to produce provocative melodic statements and clever counter harmonies.
Mikey Demus, one of Rotosound‘s newer endorsees, plays guitar with SKINDRED, winners of the “Best Live Act” at 2011’s Golden God Awards. Known for his gut-wrenchingly heavy guitar playing, full of raw metal power and soulful reggae, he needed strings able to work through these musical variables and survive their savage, energetic stage shows.
Michael, Paul and Mikey join an elite group of Rotosound endorsees, including IRON MAIDEN‘s Steve Harris and the legendary Billy Sheehan, in having their own set of signature strings produced. Designed for their superb brilliance and strength these bespoke strings are a must for the discerning metal shredder. Like all Rotosound‘s strings these have been produced using a highly secretive, quality manufacturing process.
To find out more about Rotosound, its endorsees strings and accessories visit Rotosound.com. Source: Blabbermouth.net