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DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50)

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The first thing you notice with DR Drop-Down Tuning Guitar strings is how stable they are. DDT strings maintain their intonation at lower tunings far...Click To Read More About This Product

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

The first thing you notice with DR Drop-Down Tuning Guitar 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 DR DDT guitar 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.

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 tone.

Extra Heavy gauges: 11-15-19-32-42-54.


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DR StringsDrop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50)
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Back-up (3)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect Gauge for Drop C, but be careful

After a couple years of playing numerous brands of strings and string gauges, I thought i had found the perfect set for playing in drop c. At first, I got hooked on DR...Read complete review

After a couple years of playing numerous brands of strings and string gauges, I thought i had found the perfect set for playing in drop c. At first, I got hooked on DR Strings by trying out the Alexi Laiho set 10-56, which I used for drop c on an older guitar, but it still wasn't exactly what I wanted. I thought I had finally got it right with this set, but then the old "Dr Strings Curse" reared its ugly head. The low string had a spot where it just wouldn't intonate. I've had this problem with DR a couple times in the past, but didn't think too much of it. I've discovered that many other players, including big name guitarists, have had this problem with DR too. Its a real shame because DR make some great strings that feel amazing and have a long life and are very strong, but they just can't seem to get this intonation problem out of the way. Maybe its the way they're winding certain strings. Hopefully DR will eventually get this problem solved, seeing as many others have had this same complaint. I guess I'll keep playing D'addario for now...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Depends on the sound you want

I play a lot of open d tuning and put these on a hollow body archtop to experiment with what kind of sound I could get. Putting these on gave it a bit more...Read complete review

I play a lot of open d tuning and put these on a hollow body archtop to experiment with what kind of sound I could get. Putting these on gave it a bit more of a rock sound and I still wanted to be able to capture the acousticness of the guitar even when plugged in.

These obviously aren't the strings for me, but they may be for you. As a pure electric guitar solid body string I think these will work well, they just didn't project the type of sound I was hoping for with the type of guitar I put them on.

I'll be putting on some Zebra hybrids to see if that'll give me the sound I want.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Drop C or even Drop B

By Jared Beck

from So Cal

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Comments about DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50):

I was impressed with these strings so much that I put DR's on all three of my electric guitars! i prefer a larger diameter string gauge on my instruments but they also need to sound clear and bright. these are just what i need. If you tune down to D or C these strings will do wonders.
These strings last long and stay in tune!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best for drop C

By Little King Guitars

from Maryland

Comments about DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50):

I have no idea what these guys are complaining about. Sounds like user error to me. As long as the manufacturer has placed the bridge correctly, there should be no problem with intonation unless the user is retarded. As far as a string not tuning and then breaking, that also sounds like it was his fault. If the initial winding on the tuning post is too slack before you actually get it tight, there's chance for twisting, making ANY string break and take forever tuning because some winds are tight and others loose. These strings are great. I play Arch Enemy, Children of Bodom, Norther, Amon Amarth and In Flames stuff with these and I hope they are never discontinued. The only thing that would be better is if they would put that black coating on them. That is a no-brainer. Black strings in perfect gauges for metal players. Duh.

 
4.0

Great strings at a great price

By Matt

from Portland Oregon

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50):

    I switched to these from D' addario extra heavy gauge about a year ago. Great tone and very comfortable to play. I used these to drop the tuning on my Floyd and it doesn't take long to get them to stay in tune. I'll probably be using these strings for many years to come.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    as described

    By Brad_W

    from Mid-West Virginia

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • great timbre
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50):

      I put them on my guitar!

       
      5.0

      Awesome strings

      By Gary

      from Virginia

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50):

        Great strings, love the tone, feel and long life.

         
        5.0

        Great strings

        By Gary

        from Virginia

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50):

          Great sounding and feeling strings!

           
          3.0

          Depends on the sound you want

          By Jesse

          from PHX

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          Pros

          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50):

              I play a lot of open d tuning and put these on a hollow body archtop to experiment with what kind of sound I could get. Putting these on gave it a bit more of a rock sound and I still wanted to be able to capture the acousticness of the guitar even when plugged in.

              These obviously aren't the strings for me, but they may be for you. As a pure electric guitar solid body string I think these will work well, they just didn't project the type of sound I was hoping for with the type of guitar I put them on.

              I'll be putting on some Zebra hybrids to see if that'll give me the sound I want.

               
              4.0

              Perfect Gauge for Drop C, but be careful

              By Jus10lee

              from Union Grove, AL

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50):

                  After a couple years of playing numerous brands of strings and string gauges, I thought i had found the perfect set for playing in drop c. At first, I got hooked on DR Strings by trying out the Alexi Laiho set 10-56, which I used for drop c on an older guitar, but it still wasn't exactly what I wanted. I thought I had finally got it right with this set, but then the old "Dr Strings Curse" reared its ugly head. The low string had a spot where it just wouldn't intonate. I've had this problem with DR a couple times in the past, but didn't think too much of it. I've discovered that many other players, including big name guitarists, have had this problem with DR too. Its a real shame because DR make some great strings that feel amazing and have a long life and are very strong, but they just can't seem to get this intonation problem out of the way. Maybe its the way they're winding certain strings. Hopefully DR will eventually get this problem solved, seeing as many others have had this same complaint. I guess I'll keep playing D'addario for now...

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Strings for Drop C

                  By Chargers Fan

                  from Arizona

                  Comments about DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50):

                  I have tried at least 5 or more different sets of strings looking for a good set for Drop C (Power Slinkys, Beefy Slinkys, Black Beauties, D'addario Jazz light). These are the best I have found so far. Overall they feel really nice. I would prefer the higher strings to be a tad lighter gauge but thats just personal preference. After playing for 2 hours they are still perfectly in tune which has never happened to me with any strings. This might be because of my 25.5" scale or locking tuners but these things really are stable. I do like the consistency of the gauges throughout the set because it feels really balanced and no one string feels out of place. Thats the reason I switched from beefy slinkys, the G string on that set feels so thick and out of place. If you drop tune be sure and get a gauge you feel will work for you. These are the best strings I have found for Drop C so far in my search.

                   
                  5.0

                  Crazy Accurate!!

                  By ElvisIsDead

                  from My Bedroom.

                  Comments about DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50):

                  I put these bad boys on my Ibanez RGD321 and put them to the test on the Edge III bridge and checked the tuning after a hour and each string came back in tune. That doesn't happen every day. But it has happened ever since I've used these. I haven't tuned my guitar in a month but i check it every day. Coincidence? i think not. Buy DR!!

                   
                  2.0

                  Not Good

                  By SANDS

                  from st. louis, mo

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                  Comments about DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50):

                  These strings do not feel any different and do not offer extra tension for a lower tuning. The low E string was bad right out of the box and would not tune and eventually broke after about an hour or two of playing. The above poster is wrong about why they are bad, he is explaining what happens when you tune a 25 inch scale guitar down--especially when the guitar has a bridge that doesn't have individual saddles, still I would avoid these strings, not good at all.

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Strings! Better than Ernie Ball Beefy's

                  By bwall182

                  from Chattanooga, TN

                  Comments about DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50):

                  I do not understand why there are negative reviews at all about these strings. They are fantastic and hold a tone much better than the cheap ernie balls. If you play in Drop C, I suggest these over the Ernie Ball Beefy's because it gives a slightly thicker top and thinner bottom. This gives me a slight more control and bending power when you are going fast. Not to mention these stay in tune great!

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  It's like poison to your intonation...

                  By supernaught814

                  from Northwest Pa

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                  Comments about DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50):

                  Complete, and utter garbage - if you're using a PRS or other guitar with a set wrap around tailpiece. I spent nearly two hours trying to intonate the C(3rd), F, and A strings (CGCFAD Tuning - what they're designed for, right?)but it was futile. I even experimented with D standard and standard tuning, but no avail. Look - guitar string manufacturers really need to start addressing the different situations guitarists find themselves in with the myriad of bridges out there, or at least offer guidelines for the different bridges, etc, and offer INDIVIDUAL STRINGS like D'addario, Ernie Ball, etc.DR is apparently too world wise to do this, and figures their stock sets will work for everything. W-R-O-N-G. Get with the program, DR. I rated the quality a 5 because the strings sound/feel fantastic. Too bad you can't properly intonate them

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic!

                  By steenmobile

                  from D.C.

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                  Comments about DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50):

                  These really are different. I played them side by side (though on different guitars) with D'addarios "made for drop C/D" whatever tuning and these definitely win by far. They are very durable and have a different feel - not quite as bright, but balanced and very clear. The G string is thick and plain, so it gives a guitar some trouble if you don't have a longer scale or a perfectly cut nut, but it's better than other plain strings I've tried that go right out of tune with one bend. Tuned to drop C, their great. Tuned another half step down they pretty much lock in. These are great for detuning, although if you go for drop B or A# I would go with the 12-60s and A# to A go with the mega heavy. They last and do what they were made to do well.

                   
                  5.0

                  Best Strings Ever. Period.

                  By Snake

                  from South Florida

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                  Comments about DR Strings Drop Down Tuning Extra Heavy Electric Guitar Strings (11-50):

                  I have been playing guitar since I was ten years old and being twenty now, I can say I've broken a lot of thin sounding Earnie Balls, Gibson strings, high tension GHS Boomers, mediocre D'darrios and snake peeling Elixirs. DR strings are the best brand of guitar strings out there. DR Extra Lifes are great and will even last for 3-6 months and still have great tone, seriously. But for drop tunings DDT strings are undoubtedly supreme. Have a short scale guitar like an SG you want to play dropped but sounds like duke? Then get DDTs, have a piece of crafted wood with metal frets and tuners and some electronics called a guitar that you want to play in dropped tuning?! Then get DR DDT strings. DR has the highest quality period, but it is true that their consistency isn't the greatest because they are handmade, however me and my friends have overlooked a few bad string sets, because there is no substitute for the greatest strings on earth! Handmade DRs, there's no better choice. You will be surprised at how much better you will play and sound.

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