I played Rotosound RS66's all throughout most of the 80's and loved that super punchy zing. I switched to other brands for a while and then in the early 2000's I got the itch to use them again. I was VERY unimpressed - they just seemed lifeless. About 2 years ago I heard they had worked out their QA issues and I gave them another try and got a set from GC. This time the E and A strings felt and sounded like bridge cables. Deader than dead. This weekend my friend showed me his new Fender - strung with a new set of Rotos with the red, white, and blue ball ends. They sounded great - just like the ones I used in the 80's! Was this just a fluke or have things really turned around?