60 Years of Rotosound! The BBC Profiles an Icon
60 Years of Rotosound! The BBC Profiles an Icon
60 Years of Rotosound! The BBC Profiles an Icon

60 Years of Rotosound! The BBC Profiles an Icon

We are 60!

 

From our humble beginnings making strings one by one on James How’s original winding machine, through decades of continuous innovation we have been faithfully serving the music industry for 60 years!

 

The BBC recently visited us to sample the groundbreaking music we are proud to be a part of, and see what goes into crafting the original British Sound:

 

 

Featured prominently in this report are our famous Tru Bass 88 strings; the original black nylon string designed by James How back in 1962.

 

Are your dealers putting Rotosound Strings into the hands of the next generation of music pioneers?

 

Do you have your 60th-anniversary campaigns ready to go?

 

We would love to hear what you are doing to celebrate this landmark year; please write to info@frederickexport.com.


 

CORT NEWSLETTER
CORT NEWSLETTER

CORT NEWSLETTER



For 50 years now Cort has carefully crafted high-quality guitars and basses. Our selection includes electric guitars, acoustic guitars and bass guitars. We are driven by the needs of players and excited about connecting with more musicians here.


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Fishman contest to win a Cort Gold-A6 Acoustic-Electric signed by Ron Thal

 

The renowned pickup and electronics manufacturer Fishman has a giveaway contest running for the Cort A6 Acoustic-Electric signed by virtuoso guitarist Ron Thal, aka Bumblefoot.

 

This contest runs until the middle of March so don’t miss this chance to win one of Cort’s top-of-the-line acoustic-electric guitar that is signed by a true innovator on the guitar. Featuring premium materials, Cort’s ATV (Aged to Vintage) torrefaction process, sonically enhanced UV finish and Fishman’s Flex Blend with tuner and internal microphone, the A6 is one of the most versatile acoustic-electric guitars on the market today. Ron Thal’s signature is an awesome icing on the cake. Learn More Now


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A media review of Cort’s 2018 Namm

 

The 2018 NAMM was a spectacular success for Cort in many ways. Cort introduced a bevy of new exciting guitars ranging from the all-new X-Series to the multi-scale fanned-fret KX500FF to name just a few. The Cort booth generated more traffic than ever before, aided by demo performances from world-class artists Jeff Berlin, Frank Gambale, Yvette Young and Hedras Ramos. The MI industry media stalwarts such as Bass Musician Magazine and Dabelly also visited the booth to conduct video interviews regarding the new products. Overall, it was a NAMM to remember and here are some photos and videos that capture the highlights. Learn More Now


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The new Cort 200ATV(Aged to Vintage) Series

 

Some guitar players are strictly focused on the sound of their instruments. They have little interest in fancy visual appointments that have no effect on the tonal quality they seek. With these discriminating tone hounds in mind, Cort has developed the new 200ATV Series of acoustic guitars. Featuring Torrefied solid Sitka Spruce top and bracing, Ebony fretboard, genuine bone nut and saddle and Ebony bridge pins, and Pau Ferro back&sides, every aspect of the 200ATV is about getting the best possible resonance and sound. With the focus on sound, some deluxe appointments have been omitted but doing so also makes the 200ATV acoustic guitars a stunning value for musicians who prioritize sound quality above all else. Learn More Now


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French magazine GuitarPart reviews the Cort M-Jet

 

Designed by Hugh Manson and crafted to the highest possible level of workmanship, the M-Jet is a no-frills solid body guitar that barks and rocks for the serious rock guitarist. After winning Best Buy Award from Total Guitar magazine in UK, The M-Jet was taken through the paces by the French guitar magazine GuitarPart and the review confirms what many in the industry has been saying since its introduction. Here are some highlights from the review: Learn More Now


Lazer Music is proud to present Mapex Drums!
Lazer Music is proud to present Mapex Drums!

Lazer Music is proud to present Mapex Drums!


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Are you ready for what’s coming? Lazer Music is proud to present Mapex Drums!


One of the big names in the Drum making industry is making a come back here in the Philippines. Versatility, durability and high performance. Designed and tailor-made for real drummers.


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What Makes Us Different?

 

Most of us are musician’s too. Many of us are drummers. All of us love music. We get that you want awesome drums at a great price. But we also understand that the very act of playing is cathartic and transcends any brand. Look, we’d like everyone to play Mapex, but mostly we want fellow musicians to love playing. If we can help make that happen for you, we won’t let it end there.

 

We want your brutal honestly. We want your help in making Mapex drums the instrument that allows you to express yourself to the max.

 

We really enjoy what we do. We feel fortunate to be able to interact with other drummers every day.


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What About The Drums?

 

It starts with the raw materials. Building the highest quality product initially depends on the expertise of those that select the the wood. Premium grade hardwoods like maple, walnut, birch and basswood are hand-selected from worldwide sources and are then matched by skilled experts to ensure that every drum Mapex produces carries with it the signature tonal and resonant properties that define the distinctive Mapex sound.

 

Let’s face it, looks are important too. All of our lacquer drums have eight-coat, hand-rubbed, high-gloss lacquer applied to each shell. Mapex finishes are durable, easy to maintain.

 

The details do matter. Our isolated tom mounting system ensures the sound you hear is all tom. From the bearing edges to the easy set bass drum claws, our dedicated artisans think like musicians and apply their expertise to creating a drum set that lets you focus on your playing and not on the equipment.

 

Every drum gets the same treatment. Regardless of price, we want every drum we craft to be built to exacting specifications. We want you to start out on Mapex and love it so much that when you make it big, you remember us.

 

We stand behind our instruments. Our artisans are relentless in designing and producing drums and hardware that can endure performance after performance. The result is a drum that you take on stage or into the studio with complete confidence.


 

Mapex Drums will be available in all Lazer Music stores this August 2017

For inquiries: https://www.facebook.com/lazermusicph/

THE GUITAR SHOW 2017
THE GUITAR SHOW 2017

THE GUITAR SHOW 2017


VISITING THE BIRMINGHAM GUITAR SHOW?

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A PRS SE GUITAR


This weekend, the Rotosound team will be heading to Birmingham for The Guitar Show at Bingley Hall.

 

And with every purchase of Rotosound strings you make at the show, we’re giving you the chance to win a beautiful PRS SE Custom 22 2017 in Vintage Sunburst. For each set of strings purchased you will receive a draw ticket – the more strings you buy, the more chances you have of winning.

 

The draw will be held at 4pm on Sunday on the Rotosound booth.

 

Perhaps the most recognised guitar in PRS’s lineup, the Custom 22 makes it’s way to the SE line of instruments and now with the inclusion of a PRS designed tremolo system – and it could be yours for the price of a set of strings!



As well as presenting our full range of world-famous guitar strings and accessories at the show, we’ll be showing off the latest Mayson and Richwood guitars including the new Jumbo HCG-47, the BaritoneB-20 and Songwriter Series SWG-110-CE models on Stand E4.

 

Rotosound is the exclusive UK distributor for these excellent guitars on behalf of The Music Alliance.

 

GET YOUR SHOW TICKETS HERE


Vater Artist wins “Best Drummer” Award
Vater Artist wins “Best Drummer” Award

Vater Artist wins “Best Drummer” Award


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Congratulations to Vater Drumstick Artist,

and Black Veil Brides drummer,
Christian “CC” Coma on winning “Best Drummer” at the
2016 Alternative Press Magazine APMA Awards!


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Drummers presenting the award to CC on stage, included fellow Vater Drumstick Artists Jess Bowen [The Summer Set] and Luke Holland [The Word Alive]. Also nominated in the “Best Drummer” category was Vater Drumstick Artist Aaron Gillespie of Underoath.

 

Christian Coma uses the Vater 3A drumstick model and Buzz Kill Drum and Cymbal Dampening Gels.


 Photo credit: @lizzy_cupcake

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The Vibe of the Parlor Body

There is something to be said about the sound, feel and vibe of an acoustic parlor body guitar. It isn’t ideal for strumming big-sounding open chords like on a dreadnought or playing blazing single-note lines up and down the neck like one would on a cutaway grand auditorium. But it has something different: character. Cort’s new Luce L900P-PD embodies our vision of what a quality parlor body acoustic should look, sound, feel and play like. Learn More Now


Here Comes the Cover Model

Cort’s Artisan Series basses are the cover story subject of Germany’s highly respected Bass Quarterly Magazine. The magazine article provides an in-depth look at the well-regarded Artisan basses. The conclusion from the magazine is that the Artisan basses measure up to boutique-level basses that professional players need. Learn More Now


Jeff ‘s Super Trio Performance

Cort artist and endorsee Jeff Berlin recently shared a video clip from his performance in Buenos Aires that also featured jazz-rock drum legend Billy Cobham and fusion guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson. The tune is the fusion staple ‘Stratus’ from Cobham’s classic album ‘Spectrum’ and is noted for its amazingly memorable bass line. Learn More Now


Guitar of the Month: G260 Alder

The new Cort G260 Alder is a modern take on the timeless classic bolt-on electric guitars from the 60’s. The defining wood combination of this era was alder body on a maple neck with rosewood fretboard. This wood combo has been time-tested for over five decades and remains as popular as ever on production guitars as well as high-end custom jobs. Learn More Now


ARIA-101 Featured at UK Guitar Magazine
ARIA-101 Featured at UK Guitar Magazine

ARIA-101 Featured at UK Guitar Magazine

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Bombino Featured on Premier Guitar 

Guitar virtuoso and Cort artist Bombino is getting a lot of press these days. No, he’s not another million-notes-per-second shredder but a tasteful all-around player who was weaned on the likes of Mark Knopfler, Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana – the influential players whom Bombino is now getting compared to. Check out the Premier Guitar article and interview for an in-depth look at a fascinating and fast-rising musician from Agadez, Niger. Learn More Now


In-Depth Review of the Artisan B5

The following is another video review of the Artisan B5 bass by the much-respected Bass The World. The folks at this renowned online bass publication know bass and know it inside and out. Again, we let this video review speak for itself about the new Artisan B5. We trust Bass The World to provide an objective and unbiased review and we’re sure you do too, so check out this video to see what they have to say! Learn More Now


New MBC-1 Color: Red Sparkle

The MBC-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature Guitar has been a massive success for all parties involved: Matt Bellamy, Cort Guitars and Manson Guitar Works. Until now this model has only been available in the Matt Black color. To take this model one step further Cort Guitars recently introduced the Red Sparkle color to the MBC-1, giving it a colorful and sexy new look. Learn More Now


Jeff Berlin Clinic in Italy

Bassist extraordinaire and Cort endorsee Jeff Berlin, in conjunction with Markbass Amplification, conducted a unique clinic at the Markbass factory on June 9, 2016. The event was streamed live and the legendary bassist was able to interact live with Q&A not only with the participants at the clinic, but with fans from around the world viewing on the Internet. Here is the link to the video of the entire clinic. Learn More Now


Cort Dreadnought Acoustic Guitars

There is nothing quite like the sound of the mighty dreadnaught acoustic guitar. There are many kinds of acoustics with different body shapes, but when one envisions an acoustic guitar in his/her mind, the dreadnaught shape acoustic is the most likely to pop up. And this is all for a very good reason: the dreadnaught is the classic acoustic with the big sound, plenty of sonic projection… Learn More Now


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 Interview With The Legend

Fusion guitar legend Frank Gambale needs little introduction. From pioneering the revolutionary sweep picking technique to working with some of the greatest jazz-fusion musicians in the world, Frank Gambale has always been about musical innovation and cutting-edge technique and musicianship. In the following interview, Frank talks about his new Luxe signature model acoustic-electric guitar and how it fits in with his musical vision. Learn More Now


In-Depth Review of the Artisan A5

The following is a video review of the Artisan A5 bass by the much-respected Bass The World. The folks at this renowned online bass publication know bass and know it inside and out. Again, we let this video review speak for itself about the new Artisan A5. We trust Bass The World to provide an objective and unbiased review and we’re sure you do too, so check out this video to see what they have to say! Learn More Now


A Video Introduction of GA5F-BW 

The following is the video lowdown of the new Cort Grand Auditorium GA5F-BW acoustic-electric guitar. We let this stunning new guitar speak for itself. Whether you strum luscious chords, fingerpick intricate counterpoint melodies, flatpick fiery single-note lead lines or all of the above, the Cort Grand Auditorium’s exemplary sonic balance and versatility will take you where you want to go musically. Learn More Now


Grand Regal is Now Available

Cort Guitars is pleased to announce its new Grand Regal line of acoustic guitars featuring various exotic woods that have never been used before in Cort’s production history. The new line debuts with the GA5F-MD but will include additional models to be released at a later date. The Grand Regal offers the clarity, tone, dynamics and playability that guitarists worldwide have come to identify with Cort’s acoustic collections. Learn More Now


 

Mooer New Arrivals!
Mooer New Arrivals!

Mooer New Arrivals!

GE100

Guitar Multi-Effects Processor

GE100 Guitar Multi-Effects Processor is a brand new release in Mooer’s Multi-Effects Processor product line. By using a completely new digital planform, GE100 will provide you with the most authentic, modern and rich tones. No matter it is stompbox simulation or amp simulation, or other effects which carry Mooer’s legacy, this Guitar Multi-Effects Processor will present all. GE100 has its unique and rich tones. With easy operation and versatile function, it can definitely help you to get your own unique sound!


Baby Water

Acoustic Guitar Delay & Chorus Pedal

This is Mooer new product—Baby Water, specially designed for those who love acoustic guitar. With high quality digital effect platform, you can get pure chorus or delay effect by gear rotary switch, can also get the effect interconnected with chorus and delay.


Baby Water offers five tones. Chorus reappear the classic chorus sound; TRI-CHI triple chorus makes the chorus effect more profound; ECHO mode offers you the warm sound like simulated delay effect; CH-DL gives you a chance to experience the effect interconnected with Chorus and Delay; DL-CH adds the Chorus sound based on the Delay effect. What’s more important, you could get similar reverb effect by adjusting the Time and Feedback Knob based on these two interconnected sounds.


WoodVerb

Acoustic Guitar Reverb Pedal

If you are an Acoustic Guitar Player and are tired of the monotonous sound that comes out from your guitar and have the passion that nothing less than an electric guitar player — OK, then, please checkout this WoodVerb Acoustic Guitar Reverb Pedal. WoodVerb is a digital reverb pedal specifically designed for acoustic guitar players, its goal is to provide the users with the most direct experience of using the reverb effect. Do not get fooled by its Mini and mild outlook, WoodVerb provides three high quality and professional reverb modes as well as a wide variety of adjustment options. Let’s forget about those Room, Hall reverb that always follow the same pattern. WoodVerb provides you with REVERB — Splendid plate reverb which gives you an experience from the smallest room to the largest space; Mod — Adds modulation effect to the reverb and creates a psychedelic effect; Filter — Adds a sweeping filter sound to the reverb and makes it feel like a swirling wind…Of course you do not need to worry that your acoustic guitar will sound like an electric guitar, the special circuit design can keep the original acoustic sound intact and pure while achieving a fabulous reverb effect. WoodVerb will be a must in those acoustic guitar players’ tone arsenal.


Mooergan

Digital Organ Simulation Pedal

The new Mooergan recreates the organ sounds from the ’60’s and ’70’s at an incredibly affordable price. This pedal features 3 classic organ tones and tracks great. You’ll be surprised by how quickly you sound like an organ player.


Choose from 3 “classic” orgran sounds : Shining, Hard, and Vintage. The Dry, Organ, and Mod knobs combine to fine tune your sound and tone. The Dry knob adjusts the level of the dry guitar and the Organ adjusts the level of the organ effect. The two work together to control the mix between your guitar and organ. So it’s possible to have the guitar or the organ on top. It gives you a bit more options than just a mix control. And the Mod knob adds in a bit of vibrato for a more vocal sound.