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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...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.

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)

  • 1 Stars

     

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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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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

DDT strings

By Michael Pierce

from NC

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

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Drops REALLY low

By Lucas Johnston

from Hilton, New York

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

I got these strings hoping to tune to Dropped-C or Dropped-C#. They get tight at Dropped-B. If you plan on using them for Dropped-A (anything lower than that is just ridiculous), Dropped-Ab, or Dropped-B, these are good for that. The lowest string tends to sharpen when played on the frets higher than the 7th though. Otherwise they're fine, and it takes FOREVER for any of the strings to die. I've had them for 4 months and they still play just as well as they did when I got them. The sound is great... just get them if you plan to tune really REALLY low.

(4 of 6 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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best strings I've used for down tuning

By ibanezrocker720

from Rochester, PA

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

I bought these for my Gibson Les Paul Custom that's tuned to B-F#-B-E-G#-C# and WOWWW!!! They not only provide the tension needed for this tuning on a shorter scale guitar but they sound amazing! By far the best tone I've had to date, everyone at band practice noticed how tight and clear the sound was using these and I also got the guitar to intonate perfectly! Only thing different I do is buy a 22 wound g string and swap it in because I prefer them over the regular.

(3 of 3 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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Answer of the Gods!

By DeathcoreGenious

from Shelby, North Carolina

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

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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Great sound, but typical DR problems

By Matt

from Philadelphia

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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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing - utterly AMAZING

    By codirowe4548

    from Houston, TX

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

    I love these strings. I tune in B-standard and drop A, and these strings offer the tension of standard strings tuned in E. No worrying about the detuned strings sounding muddy - they are tight and crisp. One minor issue: I play a Les Paul Custom. I had to have the hole in my #6 machine head redrilled to allow for the .065 to pass through. I would definitely recommend getting a new setup performed if you switch to these strings full time.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Strings

    By dyarnall77

    from Tonganoxie, KS

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

    These strings do exactly what their designed for. They sound great, I tune in B standard/Drop A and the tension is like standard tuning. I have them on a ESP Eclipse and they fit through the tuners just fine. I Definitely recommend these if you want to play heavy music. They sound great with distortion and sound great clean.

    (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

        (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.

            (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.

            (1 of 10 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.

              (1 of 2 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...

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best strings I've used

                  By xspiritusx

                  from Southern Pines, NC

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

                  I was originally a hardcore Ernie Ball fan, ever since I tried DR I've never gone back. DDTs are the best string I've ever played. I can't explain why, the tone is just.. whoa. You don't even have to stretch them out after putting a fresh set on. They just lock into tune. You can beat the shit out of them, and they keep rocking.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Good, if you feel like modifying your guitar

                  By MetalRob86

                  from Chicago

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

                  These are some of the most annoying strings I've ever tried, I do not recommend them if you have a floyd, and the 6th string will not fit through your tuning peg unless you drill the whole bigger or unwind the string a little, definitely wouldn't get it for anything higher than drop B

                   
                  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.

                     
                    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.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great tone at low tunings

                    By Scrambles the Death Dealer

                    from North Carolina

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    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.

                       
                      5.0

                      Exactly what I was looking for

                      By SEAN

                      from undisclosed

                      About Me Experienced

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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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