View Full Version : Rotosound Laguna strings

05-11-2008, 11:27 AM
Has anybody tried the Rotosound (http://www.rotosound.com/tradscr.html) Laguna uukulele strings?

I'm very curious since I've been using the Rotosound Reds for my electric guitars for years. They have such a really unique timbre about them that I just love 'em.

But before I shell out some cash on Ebay for a handful of these ukulele packs, I just thought I'd see if anybody's got some firsthand experience with them.

I did my first experimental string change on the Lk-1C yesterday to Ko'olau golds from Aquilas (courtesy a MGM sampler set) and I'm not totally satisfied with the sound. Fuller mids but I miss the bright edge the Aquilas had. I think I'm looking to find a mid-point between the two.
I suppose I'll know better when they've settled in and hold a tune better, but I'm kind of meh over them right now.

Oh and Fremonts too. opinions?

05-11-2008, 03:32 PM
Besides the stock Aquilas, I've tried Worth BM & CD on my Kanile'a super-soprano. I like the CD's the best, but it's just very slightly different from the BM's. For what it's worth, I liked both Worth sets better than the Aquilas. Fremonts are supposed to be almost exactly like Worth CD's, so I think they are worth a try.

I've never tried the Laguna strings so I can't comment on it.

05-11-2008, 05:14 PM
I was ordering strings from Elderly a while back and bought a set of those just to try (they're only $2). I can't remember much about them, other than they stayed on the uke for... oh, maybe 5 minutes before I took them back off. As I recall they had a very thin sound, but each uke is different and will respond to strings differently.

I personally like Aquilas or Worth CD strings on concert ukes.