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.

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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