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Morris Solves Chronic String-Breakage with SonoTone Premium Strings

Victoria Wasylak • Supplier Scene • January 13, 2021

Guitarist Tyler Morris has brought SonoTone Fusion strings into the recording studio. While Morris may have come to prefer the unique sound of the custom alloy used to make SonoTone Fusion series strings, he’s experimented with all the different series as the SonoTone brand has grown and developed, since even before SonoTone founder P.K. Pandey had decided on a brand name for his strings.

“I’ve known P.K. since I was like 10, or so,” Morris said, who began performing live in professional showcases at B.B. King’s Blues Club, starting at age 11. “We’ve been longtime friends, along with my dad. I knew him for a long while at GC Pro. Then, I continued to keep in touch with him through Mad Oak Studios, PK’s recording studio in Boston. I’ve been using SonoTone strings since even before he had official packaging and the SonoTone brand-name. I still have some of the prototypes he gave me, and there’s even one pack from before he started deciding on the final variety names. He had already started sending packs to Joe Perry, who helped test them, and Jeff Beck at the point when, one night, I was over at Mad Oak. I happen to have the same luthier as P.K., and we were both having this problem. Because P.K. and I like similar kinds of music, we both play pretty aggressively, with high bends, and we were both having this same problem — where the G, B, and E strings would just break — so, any set other brands’ would only last a month or two, at best. Since we had the same luthier, we would both have him solder our strings, as a temporary solution.”

He adds: “Since I started using SonoTone, though, I still haven’t broken a string. And I would say that even a year or two later. And, I would say the resonance of my two-or-so-year-old SonoTone strings is better than any other brand new out of the package! Plus, SonoTone strings feel worn-in as soon as you put them on, and the volume is noticeably louder and brings out the acoustic resonance of the wood. I have guitars I’ve retired from the road that still have the old SonoTone strings on them that I pick up once a week.”

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