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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.


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

 
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DR StringsDrop-Down Tuning Extra Heavy Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

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5.0

Great for Drop C or even Drop B

By Jared Beck

from So Cal

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

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!

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5.0

Crazy Accurate!!

By ElvisIsDead

from My Bedroom.

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

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!!

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5.0

Best Strings Ever. Period.

By Snake

from South Florida

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

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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5.0

Best for drop C

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

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.

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5.0

Excellent Strings! Better than Ernie Ball Beefy's

By bwall182

from Chattanooga, TN

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

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!

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5.0

Fantastic!

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

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.

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5.0

Great Strings for Drop C

By Chargers Fan

from Arizona

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

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.

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2.0

Not Good

By SANDS

from st. louis, mo

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

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.

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2.0

It's like poison to your intonation...

By supernaught814

from Northwest Pa

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

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

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