How A Set Of Guitar Strings Changed Rock'n'Roll

Noisey and D'Addario present a Guitar Moves series special   10-Dec-13

Noisey and D'Addario are presenting a Guitar Moves series special, titled How a Set of Guitar Strings Changed Rock 'n' Roll. In the episode, host Matt Sweeney learns why The Who's John Entwistle used to buy and trash bass guitars (hint: he was in it for the strings); and examines the pivotal role that D'Addario strings played in 60's rock sound, the British Invasion, and the rise of guitar in post-war America.

In celebration of the season finale of Noisey's hit series Guitar Moves, D'Addario and VICE announced the launch of the XL + Guitar Moves "Play Like a Pro" sweeps, which offers one winner a prize package including:

  • A Gretsch White Falcon guitar
  • Free D'Addario strings for five years
  • A trip to tour the D'Addario string factory in New York
  • D'Addario accessories pack


For the chance to win, guitarists can visit and enter the code from a pack of D'Addario XL Strings. The contest will run until December 20, 2013.

D'Addario and VICE will announce the winners via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Follow D'Addario at @daddarioandco on Twitter and Instagram, and on Facebook for updates.

Hosted by Matt Sweeney and presented by D'Addario and VICE, Guitar Moves is a 12-episode series showcasing artists' creativity and passion.  Featured artists included James Williamson, Blake Mills, Josh Homme, Dan Auerbach, and many more. Watch the entire season of Guitar Moves on Noisey:

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