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Review: Rotosound R10 Roto Yellows

20 October 2010 Leave a comment

It’s occurred to me that many (I’d go so far as to say most) guitarists don’t change their strings very often. Let me clarify that a little; I mean their string brands. I suspect that, like me, many people find a brand, and usually a gauge, they like and stick with it.

It’s entirely possible this might be fine. However, there’s nothing wrong with giving things a shake now and then.

Case in point:

A while ago, I received a couple of sets of Rotosound strings to review. These were the R10 Rotos pictured. I strung them up on a couple of my guitars and played.

Then I pondered.

How the hell do you review strings? Sure I could talk about the packaging and the fact that these are the Double Decker packs (2 sets per pack) but that’s not massively interesting. It’s the sound that’s important and could my tin ears and dim-witted brain figure the subtle sonic differences between this particular set of nickel-on-steel strings and the same type from a different manufacturer?

I pondered for a long while, putting off the review because of that worry.

In fact, I put if off so long, it was time for me to replace the strings again.

And I bought Rotosounds.

Seems my brain made its mind up without me.

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Written by: Gerry Hayes
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