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DR Strings Drop-Down Tuning Extra Heavy Bass Strings  

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Drop-down tuning bass guitar strings that go right into tune and lock in.

The first thing you notice with DR Drop-Down Tuning Bass strings is how stable they are. DDT strings maintain their intonation at lower tunings far better than other strings you may have played or heard. Players say these bass strings are so stable it is almost eerie.

Now you can "stand and deliver" in-tune notes at lower pitches that are clean and clear—plus you can drop tune with confidence and accuracy. You'll be surprised how few adjustments you'll make to change tunings and will be even more surprised how well DR Drop-Down Tuning strings lock into tune. DR

Experienced players comment: "Tuned down, I was never able to play a favorite riff. It always came out muddy and garbled. Now it is crystal clear. I am going to record it and give it to my bandmates, who could not hear it before."

DR DDT strings deliver far more than just heavy gauges—they deliver impeccable bass tone.

Extra Heavy gauges: 65-85-102-125.


Order today and get drop-down tuning bass strings that are designed and wound to answer the needs of the dark side.

 
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DR StringsDrop-Down Tuning Extra Heavy Bass Strings
 
3.4

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1.0

Maybe I got a bad set?

By poTHEskio

from Chicago, IL

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        Comments about DR Strings Drop-Down Tuning Extra Heavy Bass Strings:

        I have been a big fan of DR strings over the past 5 years or so and have always loved their standard Hi-Beams. I've been playing in a heavy stoner metal band the past two years and we've been experimenting with C standard tuning and some drop A# as well. I had first bought a standard 5 string pack of Hi-Beams and just used the 4 heaviest strings. This turned out pretty well but had to spend the extra cash and ended up wasting a string anyways.

        Then I discovered the DDT strings and I thought I had struck gold. I purchased this set immediately after reading reviews and it was obviously a better value.

        Upon first playing, the strings were definitely not as bright as using the 5-string Hi-Beams. This was not a huge issue, however. I thought the sound was pretty even and clear. The biggest problem was that these strings literally went dead after about 2-3 week. And I mean totally dead. I have round wound strings on basses over a year that sound brighter than these. I played a handful of practices and one show and they seemed to lose all their tonal qualities. I play with my fingers pretty agressively, but have never had strings go dull this quickly.

        As the review title states, maybe I got a bad pack? I have always thought DR puts out great bass strings but they definitely did not deliver with these.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Best For Tuning Down

        By Foul Phil

        from San Antonio, TX

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        • Consistent
        • Death Metal
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

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          • Brutal Metal
          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about DR Strings Drop-Down Tuning Extra Heavy Bass Strings:

          These are the best strings for tuning down. I tune down to B standard and these work really well, but I would suguest these for if you're tuning down lower to A standard.

          I would probablly go with the DDT Heavy bass strings for B standard tuning instead of these. The B string seems a bit too massive a guage and might be over kill. They still do the job and sound awesome.

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          (1 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          GARBAGE. Don't waste your money.

          By tgb3bass

          from Massachusetts

          Comments about DR Strings Drop-Down Tuning Extra Heavy Bass Strings:

          Overall: Crappitty crap crap crap. That pretty much sums it up. So tomorrow I'll go down to the local music store and buy a set of Dean Markley Blue Steel NPS. I've always had a good experience with those strings.
          FEATURES: Is the first string out of the pack breaking a feature?!?!? Apparently so. I bought the 65 - 125 set so I could druop tune one of my 4 string basses to C#. As I went to wind the .125 string it came apart. REALLY?!?!?! Glad I wasted the time and money.
          QUALITY: Crap. Don't waste your hard earned money. Just purchase individual strings of a different brand in the sizes you want. Personally, I've used Dean Markley strings for years and have always had great results. I went out on a limb and tried these. What a waste of money.
          Value: What's the value of paying for something that breaks when you try to use it for it's intended purpose??? The only value lies in the lesson learned: These strings are garbage. I'm sticking with Dean Markley Blue Steel NPS. I think I'll order the 2675A .050 - .110's. I bet those don't come apart.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A# savior.

          By Devin Sampson

          from Michigan

          Comments about DR Strings Drop-Down Tuning Extra Heavy Bass Strings:

          These strings have great tension in drop A#. Just what I need. I was using 110g-55g power slinkies before, which is what I'd use in drop C, and this is a huge improvement. No more slack and fret buzz. There's no reason I shouldn't have done this earlier, honestly. Strung them up just today, so I can't say anything about longevity of DR, but as for tone, I believe I may be making the switch from Ernie Ball permanently (also due to the lack of availability of this gauge as a set). The price is a little steep, but what can ya do as a bass player? They sound good, feel good, and seem to hold tune well already, and they're still being broken in. Also, there was another review on here saying these strings were a false advertisement. This review is false, although, if you're in standard, buying these strings would seem to be a poor decision. Drop B and down seems pretty safe though. If you're in drop A# on a four string, get 'em.

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          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Drop C goodness!

          By davidMrdr

          from Minneapolis, MN

          Comments about DR Strings Drop-Down Tuning Extra Heavy Bass Strings:

          I've played drop C for the last 4 years. In the past i would buy a pack of Ernie Ball five string set and chuck the thinnest string. This was my solution to never finding the set of gauges I really wanted, and being too poor to purchase a custom set in bulk. Enter the DDT series! First of all it's the perfect balance for even tension for drop C, they keep a lively tone for months without getting mucky and dull. Call me crazy, but I swear they just sound meaner and darker then any other string I've tried. If you are in drop c and playing a four string bass, there is no reason not to get these! DO IT!!

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