The go-to set for blues, rockabilly, and smooth rock, Pure Nickels are a perfect pairing with bright vintage-style pickups.
Compared to the nickel plated steel wraps of our Rotos, these 100% nickel strings impart a warm tone that lasts longer than its plated counterparts. Easier on your fingers as well as your frets, Pure Nickels are easy to bend with a super smooth feel.Vintage tone
Inspired by our earliest Rotop designs from the 1950s, which were supplied to Burns and Vox guitars, these strings are ideal for vintage-tone seekers!
With nothing but nickel in their wraps, Pure Nickels offer a warm yet clear sound that keeps their tone for longer.Great British quality
Manufactured in the UK to precise tolerances and using only the finest materials, you can rely on Rotosound Pure Nickels for consistent tone and performance in every packet.
Every Pure Nickel string is manufactured on custom built machines designed and built in the UK by Jason How.Iconic music strings
This innovation continues Rotosound’s proud legacy of cutting-edge string design that started with our roundwound strings in the sixties.
Developed in conjunction with some of the world's top artists, Rotosound strings are synonymous with timeless tone, longevity and rock history.
Started in 1958 by James How, an engineer who made strings for his own instruments, Rotosound became known around the world for its superior quality products and famous endorsees such as Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, and Queen to name just a few. The Who’s John Entwistle started a long partnership with James and helped develop the Swing Bass roundwound strings which have become the industry standard.
Gathering the most prominent artists over the following decades from Jaco Pastorius to The Edge, Oasis to Guthrie Govan, Rotosound has been the go-to string for every music generation.