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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
 
4.4

(based on 20 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
    • Concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Answer of the Gods!

    I used to play Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky. I would have trouble with my guitar falling out of tune, and the sound just wasn't there. Had my Spider Valve sounding like a...Read complete review

    I used to play Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky. I would have trouble with my guitar falling out of tune, and the sound just wasn't there. Had my Spider Valve sounding like a solid state. Now with these new strings, it's just so amazing. Truly sent by the Gods. I play in Drop A, and the tension is as if I was playing in standard tuning. The crisp clarity and sustain is amazing. Pinch Harmonics ring out like never before.Get these strings if you play in G, A, B, or maybe even C (Though the tension in C would be insane, possibly damaging to your nut). The strings fit snug on my ESP MH-100, but if your guitar is designed for thin strings, you may need to make some minor modifications for these. I will never go back to Ernie Ball strings.

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    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

    great strings

    By random dude456

    from Lincoln, NE

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      I have tried different strings from other brands and even other strings from dr but these just give me the sound I have been looking for they make the worst guitar in my set sound amazing

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      5.0

      Fat and heavy

      By Ian

      from California

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        I put these on a guitar with a Floyd Rose tremolo system, it was a little difficult to set up, I had to add a 4th spring to compensate for the increased tension, and make a couple other adjustments, the bottom string is so thick, it just barely fit through the hole in my tuning peg. Once all my setup adjustments were made, I tuned to B standard and it has been holding the tuning consistently. I'm pretty sure I could go even lower than that and still keep the same tension. The tone is much clearer than I expected, I thought tuning it this far down would muddy it up, but it didn't. It takes a little getting used to the thickness, it changes the way the guitar feels, but it's not too bad since I also play bass, I'm pretty used to thick strings anyway. If you want low tuned, heavy strings, these will definitely work.

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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.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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 2 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

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                        (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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