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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.

Mega Heavy gauges: 13-17-22-42-56-65.


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 Mega Heavy Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Well built / quality (6)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Experienced (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      DDT strings

      nuff said...
      I play in drop A...these strings still have the grip and bend as if the guitar was tuned eadgbe...these are the only strings I play with...Read complete review

      nuff said...
      I play in drop A...these strings still have the grip and bend as if the guitar was tuned eadgbe...these are the only strings I play with now....and if you don't need a super heavy gauge there are the mediums for drop d and such...buy them they are great!
      Bright and have a great grip and feel to them.
      If you buy them online the deal is great, my local music store sells them for more, which is insane!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great sound, but typical DR problems

      These strings sound great -- possibly the best sound I've heard in a super-low tuning. I used them on a 24.75" 70s Gibson tuned to drop-A#. They sounded killer.
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      These strings sound great -- possibly the best sound I've heard in a super-low tuning. I used them on a 24.75" 70s Gibson tuned to drop-A#. They sounded killer.

      No matter the guitar, you WILL have to get a setup or at least adjust action/intonation if you are switching to these from 'normal' heavy gauge strings (like the D'Addario 13-62 baritone set, for example).

      In spite of the great sound, I ultimately found them unusable for two reasons:
      1) the 3rd string is plain, not wound, so on a tune-o-matic (ABR-1 in my case) bridge you can't get the saddle far enough back to get it to intonate properly. With a wound 3rd, the saddle can sit further forward and low tuning intonation on a tune-o-matic is no problem.
      2) poor consistency. I've had this issue with DR before. I don't understand why 'handmade' is a good thing with regard to strings. Two of the wound strings out of this pack wouldn't intonate properly at all. The saddles were at maximum FORWARD (ridiculous) and they were still out of intonation. I've found a very high number of DR packs contain one or two bum strings that aren't uniformly wrapped (or thick) along the length and cause nasty intonation problems.

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      5.0

      Clearer sound, easier downtuning

      By Bore Venal Charlatan

      from Columbia, SC

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Thick Sound
      • Good Tone
      • Stays Clear In Low Tuning
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        The tone is much stronger than before. I can play in very low tunings with the strings without losing intonation.

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        5.0

        Absolutely shocked!

        By Metaliseverything

        from Franklin, KY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I really didn't expect these strings to be as amazing as they are. I have an ibanez sa series and normally it sounds kinda dull when I play in drop b but now I can even play in drop a and my guitar stays locked in tune

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Great sound, but typical DR problems

            By Matt

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Intonation
            • Not Consistent
            • Poor intonation

            Best Uses

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

              These strings sound great -- possibly the best sound I've heard in a super-low tuning. I used them on a 24.75" 70s Gibson tuned to drop-A#. They sounded killer.

              No matter the guitar, you WILL have to get a setup or at least adjust action/intonation if you are switching to these from 'normal' heavy gauge strings (like the D'Addario 13-62 baritone set, for example).

              In spite of the great sound, I ultimately found them unusable for two reasons:
              1) the 3rd string is plain, not wound, so on a tune-o-matic (ABR-1 in my case) bridge you can't get the saddle far enough back to get it to intonate properly. With a wound 3rd, the saddle can sit further forward and low tuning intonation on a tune-o-matic is no problem.
              2) poor consistency. I've had this issue with DR before. I don't understand why 'handmade' is a good thing with regard to strings. Two of the wound strings out of this pack wouldn't intonate properly at all. The saddles were at maximum FORWARD (ridiculous) and they were still out of intonation. I've found a very high number of DR packs contain one or two bum strings that aren't uniformly wrapped (or thick) along the length and cause nasty intonation problems.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great strings, with modifications

              By wash

              from Dallas TX

              About Me Experienced

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              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  These strings are the best Ive found tone-wise for Drop A#. Most common problems people have is that you have to file the nut of your guitar in order for heavier strings to sound and intonate correctly across the fretboard, and a neck adjustment may be neccessary. If not, problems with heavy strings will ensue. Besides that, these strings are great. Love the sound. Im gonna stick with these.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  thicker tone

                  By guitarkid678

                  from Ridgecrest

                  Verified Buyer

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

                  I like these strings because they're a little thicker harder to break and have that heavy bass sound. They are harder on your fingers though.

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                  (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  D String unwound while restringing

                  By Ckydch

                  from Printer, KY

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • Breaks Easy

                  Best Uses

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

                    I just received these strings in the mail today. and while restringing my guitar I was in the middle of tuning the D string and it just started unraveling. I emailed MF about this defect and they told me they will not replace the string or give my money back. Thy told me the only thing I could do is to buy a whole new pack and try again. I've had very good experience with MF for so many years but not I think I will look for a new place to get my music gear.

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                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great strings crapppy shipment

                    By Metal Dave

                    from Neosho , MO

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      When i got them they looked like someone took a hammer to the box the strings come in and not the shipping box was verrrrryyyy mad probably wont order from musicians friend any more everytime i get stuff the original boxes always messed up has happined to often

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Only one flaw

                      By RUINbassist

                      from New York

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          These strings are great for the most part. The only problem I can find is that the .22 sounds flat all the time. When trying to play a melody it sounds out of tune even though the tuning is dead on... I have this problem no matter what guitar I put these strings on. But if I play the same melody with different stings it sounds great. So I know it's the stings and not me or the guitar...

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                          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome Strings

                          By Austin Williams

                          from Undisclosed

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

                          I play an octave below standard. There aren't completely slack so that's awesome.
                          The ability of the strings to hold a decent low tone and to not be completely slack is amazing.
                          Just great quality...
                          Great price for great strings.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Lowest I've been able to tune

                          By John Lillegard

                          from Boise, ID

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

                          Love these so far. Feels like standard in C and like drop B in drop G. Never been able to tune that low before and now I can do it and still have great tone. Some of the strings had to be sawed into the nut a bit but luckily I have a cheap plastic nut instead of something harder.

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