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Full range of black coated Nexus strings by Rotosound

British string manufacturer Rotosound has brought all their expertise, knowledge and experience together to launch the new Nexus coated range of strings. Rotosound has developed a unique microscopic coating process which adds a flexible, protective, black coating to the new Nexus range of strings. The polymer coating helps prevent contamination and corrosion, significantly extending the life of the strings. According to Rotosound it is silky smooth to the touch and most importantly produces a tone that has to be heard to be believed.
The bass strings have a black polymer coat set over a Type 52 pure nickel alloy wrap. This gives rich mid-tones and offers an alternative to steels with high presence. The gauges available are 40, 60, 80 and 100, and 45, 65, 85 and 105. A single Low B (130) will also be available for five string bass players.
The Nexus Acoustic sets are clear polymer coated wound, gold series plain strings with a phosphor bronze base. This gives enriched highs and gentle mid-tones and comes in three gauges: 10s, 11s and 12s. In the electric range Nexus strings also have a black polymer coating over nickel alloy. There are two sets available here: 9s and 10s.
With fifty years of heritage and legions of users worldwide, Rotosound take great care to ensure it’s strings live up to the Rotosound reputation. All the strings are manufactured using the finest quality raw materials and made to the strictest quality control standards. Every string is hand checked for consistency of winding, colour, feel and general quality before being passed.
The new Nexus range is available and is currently being used by professionals such as Pink’s bass player Eva Gardner (photo).


Pro-music-news received a set of .012 acoustic strings which replaced a set of Elixir Nanoweb light (played less than 15 minutes). Nexus A- and low E-string are slightly thicker than the Elixir 12s, the other strings are exactly the same gauge. Unlike the Nanowebs, Rotosound's plain strings are bronze. Played at low volume, the Nexus set provides a smooth, balanced acoustic sound with a good bass. Playing harder, the sound develops more attack maintaing its balance - a tone best suited for rhythm in a band situation. Harmonics are easy and, once settled, the strings stay in tune well. Compared to the Elixir strings, Rotosound's Nexus produce a slightly louder sound with more bite while the feel is similar. If the strings can compete with Elixir's durability, the Nexus would be an alternative to think about.
Nexus polymer coated guitar strings by Rotosound
Eva Gardner
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