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DR Strings RPML-11 Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings  

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Gauges 11, 15, 22, 30, 40, 50. Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Strings from DR Strings are a departure from the standard, good quality bronze string c...Read More

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Gauges 11, 15, 22, 30, 40, 50.

Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Strings from DR 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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DR StringsRPML-11 Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (4)
  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty Good Stuff

I purchased a set of these for a Fender T-Bucket 300 CE which had some old strings on it. I was going to record so I wanted a good sounding string to lay down...Read complete review

I purchased a set of these for a Fender T-Bucket 300 CE which had some old strings on it. I was going to record so I wanted a good sounding string to lay down tracks with. I put a set of these on and noticed right away they tuned easy and had a very short time of break in. They sounded great and within a half an hour or so I was recording a song with them. The response of the strings was very good and they had great clarity and presence being recorded by a small diaphragm condenser mic and took very little processing in the mixing booth to make it sit well in the mix. They sound good and play well and are not hard on the fingers.... depending on the guitar you have and the set up you are looking for these could be the strings for you.

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Disappointed in Harmonics and Tone

After being highly recommended on some Martin forums and with great reviews from buyers on this and other sites, I purchased these strings for my Martin HD-28. I was using Martin SP...Read complete review

After being highly recommended on some Martin forums and with great reviews from buyers on this and other sites, I purchased these strings for my Martin HD-28. I was using Martin SP 92/8 Light strings and loved the tone and booming volume, but wanted a lighter string without going to extra lights.
After giving them a week of daily play, I am extremely disappointed in the harmonics and tone of these strings. The bass strings sound like a dull thud and have no volume. I followed the directions for bending the strings to avoid dead strings, but still they sound dead to me. The G string also slips out of tune while playing, despite being properly wrapped and wound on the tuning peg.
They seemed to get a little better after a few days, but not good enough. As soon as my new order of Martin SP strings arrive, these will be discarded.

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Disappointed in Harmonics and Tone

By VintageAmericanMale

from New Hampshire

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Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Tone Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about DR Strings RPML-11 Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      After being highly recommended on some Martin forums and with great reviews from buyers on this and other sites, I purchased these strings for my Martin HD-28. I was using Martin SP 92/8 Light strings and loved the tone and booming volume, but wanted a lighter string without going to extra lights.
      After giving them a week of daily play, I am extremely disappointed in the harmonics and tone of these strings. The bass strings sound like a dull thud and have no volume. I followed the directions for bending the strings to avoid dead strings, but still they sound dead to me. The G string also slips out of tune while playing, despite being properly wrapped and wound on the tuning peg.
      They seemed to get a little better after a few days, but not good enough. As soon as my new order of Martin SP strings arrive, these will be discarded.

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      5.0

      Amazing strings

      By J. Mann

      from Georgia

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Improved Playability
      • Maintain Tuning
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about DR Strings RPML-11 Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        When I first put these strings on I found them easier to chord and the tone was deeper, but my Yamaha had lost some brightness and volume in the upper range that I had enjoyed with D'Addario light gauge. However, after about an hour of playing time I noticed the tone starting to develop and the more I played the better they sounded. Now my FG335 sounds like something that costs 5 or 6 times what did. At this point, I am sold.

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        5.0

        Pretty Good Stuff

        By Faron

        from Dallas, Texas

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Low Finger Noise
        • Short Break In Period

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about DR Strings RPML-11 Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          I purchased a set of these for a Fender T-Bucket 300 CE which had some old strings on it. I was going to record so I wanted a good sounding string to lay down tracks with. I put a set of these on and noticed right away they tuned easy and had a very short time of break in. They sounded great and within a half an hour or so I was recording a song with them. The response of the strings was very good and they had great clarity and presence being recorded by a small diaphragm condenser mic and took very little processing in the mixing booth to make it sit well in the mix. They sound good and play well and are not hard on the fingers.... depending on the guitar you have and the set up you are looking for these could be the strings for you.

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          The only Acoustic strings I'll ever use!

          By Hobo John

          from Montgomery City, Missouri

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Solid Tone Flexibility

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Great For All Around Use

            Comments about DR Strings RPML-11 Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            For a while now I've been having trouble finding the right acoustic guitar strings. So, this last time that I placed an order, I decided to get some suggestion's. I told them that I was looking for some acoustic guitar strings that had the solid, heavy acoustic tone for rhythm, but also the playability of the lighter strings. He suggested the DR RPML-11 Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Strings, so I gave them a try and they were exactly what I was looking for! I have finally found the perfect acoustic guitar strings that fit my style! I want to thank your customer service crew member, Jordan, for the great job he did in understanding what I was looking for and pointing me in the right direction!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            My "go to" strings for my acoustics

            By Blues Musician

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Low Tension

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Playing Bluesjazz
              • Practicing

              Comments about DR Strings RPML-11 Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I don't write reviews...however I just needed to say something about the DR Rare (medium light gauge) strings.

              I was out of my usual DR Rare's and strung up one of my guitars - an OM built by a local Luthier - with what I had around, some John Pearse phosphor/bronze light gauge. Well, to make a long story short...after only 1 day I was making a special trip to the local music store to stock up on DR strings.

              I play mostly blues and jazz and really appreciate the lower string tension and easy bendability of these strings. I find them to be plenty loud enough, even with the lighter rating (11 to 50).

              For my playing style these are the best strings that I have tried.

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              5.0

              Seriously

              By mage?!

              from Tempe

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong
              • The best

              Cons

              • Nothing

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Guitars
              • Practicing

              Comments about DR Strings RPML-11 Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              These are the only strings that I use at this point. I have tried others at times when I could not get them, and have been disappointed every time.
              Long life, brilliant tone, don't break, excellent.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              11 GAUGE

              By david

              from Orlando

              Comments about DR Strings RPML-11 Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              The Best so Far
              Been experimenting with lighter gauge strings . Always used Diaddario 12-54 for years , all dreadnaught guitars. But the 11- 52 Diadarrios i wasn't overly impressed with . I bought a pack or RARE Phosphor 11-50s and thru them on a Cedar Garrison , an oh my ........They absolutely blew me away . the sweetest and LOUD / smooth , easy to play, what else can I say . Im taking a pair of the d's back to the store and exchanging them for the DR 11-50s , Sooo sweet they sound ...Hope they sound as good on the other guitars Alvarez AD90 , AD-411 , YAM 730s - been playing rock / pop for about 40 years.
              Top Quality
              Great Value

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Tone

              By Gonzo

              from America

              Comments about DR Strings RPML-11 Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              These are old styling (hex core and phos bronze) but feel like they've been built better (hand built duh). Very pleased of the tone I'm getting from these.
              Highly would recomend these for anyone who wants the un-coated stuff. I opted for these after trying the elixirs my guitar came with and am very happy with the results. They definitly have a nice low end and good balance, but just feel nice to the touch and respond very well with my scgc d p/w.
              They're handmade and the gauges are misleading, but they play ad sound BIG
              They make a handmade guitar sound like a handmade guitar

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice sound, but expensive

              By Janet

              from Davis

              Comments about DR Strings RPML-11 Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              These have a nice, warm tone, similar to the Martin Custom Lights I usually use, but the 2nd string ball broke off while tightening the string! These also cost more, so I'll stick with the Martin MSP4050's.

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              5.0

              Great for Anything

              By VanHalen1

              from Vancouver, WA

              Comments about DR Strings RPML-11 Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I got these strings for my acoustic because I was tired of my Martin strings tearing up my fingers. The guy at the guitar store said that these were some of the softest strings that they had, and he was right. These are so easy to play. Easy to push down and they never break. Great quality and well worth the money. If you are looking for some strings that wont tear up your fingers, then get these. Geat for beginners!

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