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Gauges 10-14-22-30-38-48. Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings are a departure from the standard, good-quality bronze string currently availa...Read More

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Tired of everyday strings? You need Rare tone.

Gauges 10-14-22-30-38-48. Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings are a departure from the standard, good-quality bronze string currently available--not necessarily better, but possessing a new, different, and stronger voice. Hand-carved archtops, dreadnoughts, and good steel string acoustic guitars of rosewood, maple, and mahogany benefit from a distinct improvement in tone, depth, and sustain with a fatter, louder sound and a deeper bottom.

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  • Gauges 10-14-22-30-38-48
  • Stronger voice
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DR StringsRare Phosphor Bronze Lite Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Long life (6)
  • Well built / quality (6)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

OK, So I'm different.

Okay. I do things a little differently sometimes. I have an Ovation 1778 Elite with a maple neck very similar to an electric neck. So I decided to string it like an electric....Read complete review

Okay. I do things a little differently sometimes. I have an Ovation 1778 Elite with a maple neck very similar to an electric neck. So I decided to string it like an electric. I put a set of DR 10's strings on it and replaced the wound third with a plain .018 string. Wow! This is a fun guitar to play! I'm mostly an electric guy but lately I've been playing the Ovation at home almost exclusively. There is a whole new set of lead sounds available to me and the strings sound great for flat pickin'. I'm a DR fan anyway. They are just great strings. I am really suprized at the fulness of these light strings. Try DR, you'll be glad you did.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Lacking

I'll be going back to my Martin Marquis's.

I'll be going back to my Martin Marquis's.

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5.0

I think they are really great strings

By Alan Field

from Torrance, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Adds life to a dull guitar
  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DR Strings Rare Phosphor Bronze Lite Acoustic Guitar Strings:

    I have a Taylor guitar that used to sound great with ELIXIR Strings, my guitar was set too high and had it adjusted and it just never sounded right again. Tried Cleartone, Elixir which I use on My tele and Les Paul and other brands and nothing sounded good, most sounded heavy and dead. I saw an ad about Rare and tried them. I was really surprised that my guitar sounded like it got a new breath of air and sounded so good again that I started liking to play it again. They are cheap to buy and last for months, if they only lasted a month I would still buy them. I like how lively they sound and I now buy DR for my Les Paul. So for upping you acoustic guitar sounds buy them, that what I tell everyone. I use the 11's myself due to it helps with the spacing on a couple of my frets.

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    5.0

    Brings out the best in my Acoustic Guitar

    By FullSpeedAndy

    from Wisconsin

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Playability
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about DR Strings Rare Phosphor Bronze Lite Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Great acoustic guitar strings

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        5.0

        20 years and counting

        By JT

        from Ashland, Ohio

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

        • I Have Never Experienced

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about DR Strings Rare Phosphor Bronze Lite Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        In over 50 years of playnig I have never found a better string than DR. I have always used the medium gauge however due to some arthritis developing in my left index finger I have switched to light gauge to see if it can help. I have never been careful about changing strings and the DR strings last a long time. I change strings once or twice a year. I play a lot and a year is too long. I would not recomment anyone wait that long as the strings, any strings, will get to sounding dull. I use acoustic strings but have a fishman pickup installed in my guitar. I have only played one gig since putting on the light gauge strings and playing thump style the bottom end seems to suffer a little so I have to come up with some adjustments like pidking harder with my thump pick. I haven,t used any other strings than DR for the past 20 years. They are definately the best.

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        5.0

        Great Strings for My Martin

        By Willaim

        from Vancouver, WA

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DR Strings Rare Phosphor Bronze Lite Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            What is not to love about these strings, they are bright, give you a rich tone and seem to last longer that some of the more generic brands I occasionally buy from.

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            4.0

            good strings

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            By FREEBIRD

            from BURNET TEXAS

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Litter Darker Than My Dr
            • Little Darker Than My Dr
            • None

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about DR Strings Rare Phosphor Bronze Lite Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            DR Strings Rare Phosphor Bronze Lite Acoustic Guitar Strings good strings. I think they will be a hit when people discover them. A Luther turned me own to them after doing a set up on my 1980 custom deluxe ovation. The strings resonate better than my D'Addario strings. Santa bough me a DRS1 for Christmas which has Martin SP 7100 Phosphor Bronze Lifespan Coated Acoustic Strings Light, and I will replace them after I play them for a while.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Lacking

            By Long Time Pro

            from Zimmerman, MN

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about DR Strings Rare Phosphor Bronze Lite Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I'll be going back to my Martin Marquis's.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                OK, So I'm different.

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                By Alanbama

                from Birmingham, Al.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Gigging
                • Practicing

                Comments about DR Strings Rare Phosphor Bronze Lite Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                Okay. I do things a little differently sometimes. I have an Ovation 1778 Elite with a maple neck very similar to an electric neck. So I decided to string it like an electric. I put a set of DR 10's strings on it and replaced the wound third with a plain .018 string. Wow! This is a fun guitar to play! I'm mostly an electric guy but lately I've been playing the Ovation at home almost exclusively. There is a whole new set of lead sounds available to me and the strings sound great for flat pickin'. I'm a DR fan anyway. They are just great strings. I am really suprized at the fulness of these light strings. Try DR, you'll be glad you did.

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                5.0

                .Great strings

                By Marv

                from Greenfield, IN

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about DR Strings Rare Phosphor Bronze Lite Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                I normally change my guitar strings every 4 to 6 weeks. I've been trying different brands in order to save money. I put on a set of DR RPL10's 3 months ago and they are still just like the day I put them on. DR is now my string of choice.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great strings

                By roy

                from undisclosed

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Play
                • Excellent Volume
                • Good Tone
                • Punchy And Bright

                Cons

                • None yet

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Gigs
                • Practicing

                Comments about DR Strings Rare Phosphor Bronze Lite Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                My guitar is exceptionally warm sounding and I was using Martin Silk & Phosphors. These DR's brought my guitar to life. Bigger sound with added brightness (but not TOO bright). Big, punchy sound. Only been on for a few days so I can't speak to consistancy on longevity yet but the tone is EXACTLY what I was looking for. I have found the perfect strings for my Larrivee L.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Pretty good strings

                By Peter D'mello

                from Virginia

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about DR Strings Rare Phosphor Bronze Lite Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                    This is the first time i've bought these string and i've enjoyed it. It's tone sound a little richer than the one's i generally use.

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