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Rotosound Roto Reds Medium Electric Guitar Strings

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Gauges 11-14-18-28w-38w-48w. Nickel Developed in conjunction with some of the world's top artists, Roto Reds Electric Guitar Strings deliver a smooth...Click To Read More About This Product

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Ideal for de-tuning.

Gauges 11-14-18-28w-38w-48w. Nickel

Developed in conjunction with some of the world's top artists, Roto Reds Electric Guitar Strings deliver a smooth powerful tone that lasts when other strings have long since gone dead. Superb brilliance and strength make Roto's the first choice for the professional.


They're the strings preferred by professionals. Order yours today.

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RotosoundRoto Reds Medium Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings

By The Dude

from NC

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Comments about Rotosound Roto Reds Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

I use these on my strat and have not found a string that not only sounds as good but LASTS as long. I've used lots of D'addarios which also last but their tone isn't as rich. Fender and ernie ball strings use cheap material that does NOT last in my opinion. These are a high quality string that will last and have superior tone - try them!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Strings, Horrible New Color Coding System.

By DNomad

from Medford, OR

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Rotosound Roto Reds Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

    I love these strings, and have since I bought my first pair a few years ago. They have great tone, are nicely priced, and barring any kind of defects (specifically any on the guitar) they last quite a long time. With that being said, I absolutely hate the new color coding system, which seems like some non-musician executive's way of cutting costs. This set was the first I've bought since they changed from separate, clearly labeled packs for each string within one box. Perhaps someone wanted to insure these couldn't be easily sold as individual strings, or again the non-musician exec. decided to cut costs. Either way, the change is only a minor setback for an otherwise great brand of strings that I've used for playing styles ranging from Surf to Metal, and many styles in between.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bright, But Well-Balanced Tone

    By Duckman

    from The Monadnocks, NH

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rotosound Roto Reds Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

        Every guitar for every musician has an ultimate voice, and string choice is a key part of finding it.

        Being a player of old rock (and blues) styles I tend to use pure nickel strings on my single coil instruments, but as I was looking for a bit more chime from my Jazzmaster, having heard good reports from similarly inclined guitarists, I thought I'd give these a try. I'm glad I did!

        Tonally they seem to me to be perfect for this instrument. Tuned to standard pitch they produce a solid bottom and just the level of brightness I was looking for. Very present, but not at all brittle.

        Finish seemed good -- helped initially, I'm sure, by the fully sealed packaging with the inclusion of a desicating agent.

        The ball ends were color coded, but with just three colors, not the six used by D'Addario. Enough, however, to avoid any confusion which string is which.

        I expect these Rotosound Reds to be my regular go-to for the Jazzmaster, and I will likely also try them on an HB-equipped Gibson.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Hands down the best

        By MrCustomDeluxe

        from Calvert City, Ky

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Rotosound Roto Reds Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

          I started out playing the Dunlop steel strings then started playing the new Ernie ball cobalts. Both of those are great strings however roto sounds just are better. They sound amazing and play even better. The first thing I noticed was how well they stay in tune. The problem I had with the cobalts was them lasting long and staying in tune and these strings stay in tune and last forever. They are inexpensive and the best string on the market hands down.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Quality Strings

          By n00b334

          from Alabama

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Full bodied
          • Good Tone
          • High fidelity
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Rotosound Roto Reds Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

            I play an Epi Sg with P90's and previously had Ernie Ball "power slinky" strings. I had high hopes that those would be much better than my D'Addario EXL115s but the EBs seemed a bit lower quality and with a bit less tone, punch, and clarity. After hearing the EBs for a few weeks I decided to try something new rather than go back to the EXLs (strongly recommended strings too). I came across the Rotosounds R11. These strings shimmer and simmer. The tone is absolutely gorgeous and the feel is high quality too. Absolutely clean all around. Highly recommended strings. Thank you Rotosound.

             
            3.0

            Good strings, horrible packaging

            By P. Diddy

            from San jose

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rotosound Roto Reds Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                Amazing strings! Made the conversion from Ernie Ball to Rotos and let me tell you the Rotos have a lot of punch! Really, they do! Ernie ball are kinda softer and have good tone as well (love them). But when I was searching for strings that would a give more balls these were the ones. I've had D'addarios which in my experience are a brighter version of Ernies but these Rotos really have that unique sound, it's very 'british' a bit warm on the highs and good punchy mids.

                One of my problems as far as how they play they have quite a bit more tension. My fingers were sore after a while of playing which is a good thing for me. I enjoy a bit of tension to my strings especially since I've been resisting the urge to go up another gauge these were well what I was looking. All I have to say is give these a shot.

                The other problem about these strings is they 'copy' D'addarios packaging but worse, rather than coupling 2-strings (pairs) such as low E-A then D-G etc. They paired the strings by horrible color coding red/white/blue (E-G/A-B/DE) in that order. It makes restringing your guitar a lot less easier and a lot more confusing. Don't forget you have an extra E-string in case you pop the first one of which is also a terrible idea since we can't reseal the package with some sort of ziplock or sticky residue to keep it fresh I taped my package but not sure if it will help the string last.

                 
                5.0

                Great strings

                By Funky T

                from Ooltewah, TN

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                Comments about Rotosound Roto Reds Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                Great strings, they last a long time before going dead and beginning to rust, they include an extra high E. I love the tone and always buy these when they are available.

                (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                BEWARE!!

                By sisterook

                from Ojai,CA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Comments about Rotosound Roto Reds Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                BEWARE! These strings are packaged so that several strings are all in one package. This makes it difficult to access one string at time during a live show. I tried that and they all sprung out! What a mess! You must memorize the color coding on the ball tip of the string to know the gauge. It is usually dark in most clubs and I cannot see the tiny ball tip to select the proper string. I will NEVER buy these strings again!!!

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great strings!

                By Funky T

                from Ooltewah, TN

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Rotosound Roto Reds Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I recently tried RS's on a referral and I really like the strings. Best part is they give you an extra high e string. Very cool!

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