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sn75
10-17-2011, 04:28 PM
Anybody use these? What are your opinions on them? I saw them online and was considering getting some for my tenor http://www.amazon.com/Roosebeck-Tenor-Uke-Titanium-String/dp/B004I0EGT4/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&qid=1318904508&sr=8-21

Trinimon
10-17-2011, 04:46 PM
Sounds interesting. Wonder if they're brighter sounding than Aquilas and they're purple tinted. How cool!

southcoastukes
10-17-2011, 04:59 PM
These are likely to be D'Addarios. Could even be the same strings. If the diameters are a little different, they are at least the same material.

I think the D'Addario Titaniums give a nice sound on the right instrument. If you like them, you should like these.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
10-17-2011, 05:00 PM
The only other "titanium" string I am familiar with are the D'Addario T-2s. I'm just guessing here but they sound like the same thing.........
The clues are:
1.) The D'Addarios are titanium ("T-2" stands for "Titanium Trebles")
2.) The T-2s have a very subtle purple tint to them.
3.) The Roosebeck are the exact same diameters of the T-2s.

So, to answer your question, if you like D'Addario T-2s, my guess is that you'll like these. I could be wrong but I'm thinking they could be the same.
BTW, The Roosebeck description is deceptive. They say "The G string is lighter gauge to allow for reentrant tuning." Yet both the G and A string are the same .028" diameter, just like with the T-2s.

EDIT NOTE: Hah! Dirk beat me by a minute.

sn75
10-17-2011, 05:07 PM
Great info, thanks!

Kanaka916
10-17-2011, 05:56 PM
Definitely agree with Chuck and Dirk . . . D'Addario T-2 are classical guitar strings and come in 3 different tensions. The Ko'olau `Alohi string set also has a purplish hue and are similar to the D'Addario T-2's.