Rotosound SB12 Super Bronze

String Set for Steel-String Guitar

  • Gauges: .012 - .016 - .024w - .032w - .044w .054w
  • Phosphor Bronze
  • Contact Core design

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of the strings 0,012" – 0,054"
Material Phosphor Bronze

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Not without reason the factory strings from Lowden!
GeiGit, 18.07.2017
In 1991, when I found my Lowden S22 (BJ circa 1987) and bought it very quickly, I was simply thrilled with her sound!
The dealer also gave me an original Lowden string set and I happily went home to play them. At the time I did not think about strings and I did not know how big their influence on the guitar sound is.

So when I put on the spare strings, I bought the equivalent of my favorite guitar strings for the Lowden with the right strengths (Maxima Gold).
However, when I raised them, I was very disappointed with the sound. It simply lacked the volume and the Lowden sounded lifeless and flat.

So I looked more closely at the pack of spare strings. I realized that this is probably the "superwound" of the manufacturer and that the special feature of these strings is that the string core, like a grand piano, rests on the bridge without wrapping.
As a result, the "core vibration" of the string is better transmitted to the bridge and thus to the ceiling.
The wrapping of the four lower strings therefore begins only behind the bridge. I then went in search of Superwound Phosphor Bronze strings and found the Country Gold Phosphor Bronze, which had just that exposed core on the dock.
I put it on and had "my Lowden sound" again :) It was exactly the "original strings" and the sound was just great!
Voluminous, multi-layered, depending on the playing technique varied and also damped with great deep resonance!

Over the years, I tried different strings every now and again, but none of them came close to this sound.
Unfortunately, the H and E strings did not last that long and were quickly attacked by my hand sweat, but what's not good for a good sound!
Partially, I replaced these strings with Maxima Gold of the same strength, because the rest of the movement always lasted a long time and also "played" the sound I like.
Sure the strings sound "newly raised" totally brilliant and just awesome, but even later they are to my taste sonically beautiful and I often play them 3-6 months.
In the meantime, "Superwound" has become "RotoSound" and the strings are now called "SB12" superbronze.
They come airtight packed with drying bag and 3-color code each wound in pairs.
The color code and bag is probably new, the "old" still had normal brass balls.

Conclusion
The strings are great for my Lowden S22 and I really like the sound very much!
They are also priced in the frame, especially as they last a long time! Meanwhile, the H and E strings last a bit longer.
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