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DR Strings Drop-Down Tuning Mega Heavy Guitar Strings   

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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...Read More

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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
 
4.5

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (12)
  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (6)
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    • Experienced (9)

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

Heavy duty strings

By Scott

from Columbia pa.

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    I use these strings on my lap steel guitar.
    I hardly ever have to tweak the tuning.
    Great product for a lap steel guitar but I would never attempt using them on a regular guitar cause they would be way to hard to play.

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    4.0

    Impressive strings.

    By Barry Baritone

    from LoDo , Denver, CO

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Amazing tuning stability
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Plain steel third string

    Best Uses

    • Low tunings on shorter scale lengths

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

    I had been using 0.13 baritone strings on a 25.5 scale Ibanez 6 string and never could get it to intonate well if I went lower than b standard. With these strings I can get it to Ab standard or Drop F# while still maintaining an almost perfect intonation. Plain steel 3rd isn't my Forte, but it works.

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    5.0

    Great tone at low tunings

    By Scrambles the Death Dealer

    from North Carolina

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      I use these in B flat and A flat. They provide you with perfect tone, tuning stability and intonation at low tunings.

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      5.0

      Exactly what I was looking for

      By SEAN

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Perfect Tension

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        Been looking for the "good feeling" gauge to play 24.75" scale in B standard and drop A, have been thru a couple and these feel fantastic. Great to see a company cater towards metal type tunings...these will be my go to for this certain guitar for a long time

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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.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Absolutely shocked!

              By Metaliseverything

              from Franklin, KY

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              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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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Great sound, but typical DR problems

                  By Matt

                  from Philadelphia, PA

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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.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great strings, with modifications

                    By wash

                    from Dallas TX

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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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