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DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings

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DR's most popular electric guitar string set.

Tite-Fit round-wound nickel-plated electric guitar strings from DR are designed to be great all-around strings. They are available in a wide range of gauges. Based upon a round core, the construction techniques for DR Tite-Fit electrics are venerable. However, the core wire and wrap wire in DR's are the latest, most advanced, and expensive metals available. For flexibility, for tone, for long life; for rock, blues, heavy metal, jazz. Tite-Fits are an incredible all-around string.

Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.

FEATURES
  • Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.
  • Roundwound nickel-plated strings
  • Round core wrapped with advanced metals
  • Great for all styles

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DR StringsTite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings
 
3.5

(based on 30 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (7)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Long life (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for down tuned or baritone

I have been a death metal guitarist for 15 years now. If you have a baritone guitar, use alternate tuning, use gauge 56 or higher, and have a Floyd Rose on the...Read complete review

I have been a death metal guitarist for 15 years now. If you have a baritone guitar, use alternate tuning, use gauge 56 or higher, and have a Floyd Rose on the bridge, I seriously recommend the TITE-FIT. Death metal instrumentalists play very fast riffs and usually play intervals instead of singe notes in their riffs. Because of their flat surface, TITE-FITs completely eliminate the finger slide noise, this adds definition to the riffs, and this alone is something that is worth basing your purchase on. The tight fit also means less crevices for dirt, grease, and sweat to accumulate, therefore the string live longer. Rockers complain that DR 11 feels like 12 and 12 feels like 13 and so on. Metal heads consider this to be an advantage, because it means better feel on baritones and down tuned guitars. We do not select high gauges because we want to look tough, they bend less in high speed chord changes and riffs, big strings do not slip from underneath our fingers, and they produce better distortion. I also love the way they pack their strings, I may play death metal, but I do not wish death for the environment! I think DR TITE-FITs are special tools for a certain craft, they may not be for everybody.

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Dirty Snappers

Wow, what a Love/hate relationship I have with these strings! I use them on an American Standard Stratocaster. Tite-Fit Nickel Plated-Round Core 10-52s. First the negatives....1. There is...Read complete review

Wow, what a Love/hate relationship I have with these strings! I use them on an American Standard Stratocaster. Tite-Fit Nickel Plated-Round Core 10-52s. First the negatives....1. There is obviously a quality control issue going on with these strings. Some strings last for months and some break in the one day to one month range. I've never seen strings break so frequently and always right at the saddle. 2. The nickle plating comes off easily and an hour of playing on new strings will leave your finger tips covered in nickle plating. It's not easy to wash off either. 3. You have to be careful how you install them. Read the instructions carefully as the wound strings can easily unravel on you.Now the positives....1. These strings sound amazing. They are far better sounding than any other string available.The tone is inspiring. Clear, deep, balanced, articulate, rich, brilliant....kind of hard to put into words. 2. More sustain. Maybe 20% more.3. Much easier to bend than other strings. 10's bend like 9s. Must be that round core....4. I called the DR company and they sent me more strings no questions asked to replace my broken ones.5. The new strings and some of the originals are still singing after 5 months and a couple hundred hours of fierce playing.All in all. I guess they are like Ferrari race cars. A little unreliable but unbeatable performance when running right. It would be suicide to go on stage with a fresh set. It would be suicide to go in a studio withOUT them. After 35 years of daily playing these strings took me to a new level in my playing. My long time friend thinks I'm taking pro lessons behind his back. "Man, you've gotten so much better" he said. I'll stick to these strings but I really do hope DR finds a more reliable design.

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5.0

Great for down tuned or baritone

By HSO

from Lake Vostok

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

    I have been a death metal guitarist for 15 years now. If you have a baritone guitar, use alternate tuning, use gauge 56 or higher, and have a Floyd Rose on the bridge, I seriously recommend the TITE-FIT. Death metal instrumentalists play very fast riffs and usually play intervals instead of singe notes in their riffs. Because of their flat surface, TITE-FITs completely eliminate the finger slide noise, this adds definition to the riffs, and this alone is something that is worth basing your purchase on. The tight fit also means less crevices for dirt, grease, and sweat to accumulate, therefore the string live longer. Rockers complain that DR 11 feels like 12 and 12 feels like 13 and so on. Metal heads consider this to be an advantage, because it means better feel on baritones and down tuned guitars. We do not select high gauges because we want to look tough, they bend less in high speed chord changes and riffs, big strings do not slip from underneath our fingers, and they produce better distortion. I also love the way they pack their strings, I may play death metal, but I do not wish death for the environment! I think DR TITE-FITs are special tools for a certain craft, they may not be for everybody.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Dirty Snappers

    By SuperLead

    from Yucca Valley, California

    See all my reviews

    Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

    Wow, what a Love/hate relationship I have with these strings! I use them on an American Standard Stratocaster. Tite-Fit Nickel Plated-Round Core 10-52s. First the negatives....1. There is obviously a quality control issue going on with these strings. Some strings last for months and some break in the one day to one month range. I've never seen strings break so frequently and always right at the saddle. 2. The nickle plating comes off easily and an hour of playing on new strings will leave your finger tips covered in nickle plating. It's not easy to wash off either. 3. You have to be careful how you install them. Read the instructions carefully as the wound strings can easily unravel on you.Now the positives....1. These strings sound amazing. They are far better sounding than any other string available.The tone is inspiring. Clear, deep, balanced, articulate, rich, brilliant....kind of hard to put into words. 2. More sustain. Maybe 20% more.3. Much easier to bend than other strings. 10's bend like 9s. Must be that round core....4. I called the DR company and they sent me more strings no questions asked to replace my broken ones.5. The new strings and some of the originals are still singing after 5 months and a couple hundred hours of fierce playing.All in all. I guess they are like Ferrari race cars. A little unreliable but unbeatable performance when running right. It would be suicide to go on stage with a fresh set. It would be suicide to go in a studio withOUT them. After 35 years of daily playing these strings took me to a new level in my playing. My long time friend thinks I'm taking pro lessons behind his back. "Man, you've gotten so much better" he said. I'll stick to these strings but I really do hope DR finds a more reliable design.

    (1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    SEE A ARPE!

    By Joseph-RcdMC

    from Seattle, Washington

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    Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

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    TOTAL CRAP. The worst strings I've ever used. I've tried them all. E.B., D'Adarrio, and W/E else. These stings lasted a FEW HOURS. They spunded dead when I put them on. Do yourself a favor ONLY BUY Cleartone stings. Yes they are more expensive, but they last you eight months vs A DAY. Do the math. You'll get it.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I've used them for 15 years

    By EventCellGuitarist

    from Spokane, WA

    Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

    I've used DR MT-10s exclusively on my electric guitars for the last 15 years. Before that I was using D'Addarios, but switched because they broke too easily and corroded badly. I saw some of the marketing for DR strings at the time and said, "What the heck?" Since then they are all I've used. I don't know if they're "handmade", but I think the round core and tighter winding makes a difference. They tune up faster, require less stretching, break in fast, have consistently good tone, and stay in tune despite my Gilmouresque bends. Furthermore, I can't remember the last time a broke a string, but it's been probably 10 years.At one time or another I got a wild hair and decided to try something else, but whatever I tried fell short of the DRs and in the last 8 years I haven't tried another string. I tried GHS Booomers once in the 90s because David Gilmour uses them, but they were inferior IMHO.Having said all this, I do believe that other string manufacturers have improved the quality of their strings in recent years, so I want to try different strings on different guitars to see if anything else sounds and plays better. I'd like a little more crispness in the attack, a little more edge. How will a set of Gibson Brite Wires sound on my Strat? I don't know, I never played them before - but I'll give 'em a go.However, if any of the strings I try don't tune up as fast and hold their tuning, or corrode quickly, I'll put the DRs right back on. I can leave my guitar sitting for months with DR MT-10s and the guitar will still be in tune, and I don't have to tune up while I'm playing. When recording, I've come back the next day and not need to tune up (with a floating trem Strat!). I've left DRs on my guitars for a long, long time (admittedly, not playing a lot) and they've still been in tune and sounded great. Just wipe them with a cloth when you're done playing and they'll treat you right. The other guitarist in my band really likes my tone, and he's a jazz, blues, rock old timer. That's pretty validating.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not for a lot of playing

    By Teleman-x1HkQ

    from Albuquerque, New Mexico

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    Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

    As country musician, i have been experimenting with different strings to get as bright of a sound as i can. I got dr's recomended from the guy at the local music store so i thought, what the heck, why not? I put the drs on and they sounded great at first, but now, a week later, they sound like they have been played into the ground. I practice a lot, but i have never had strings go this fast. I could've just got a bad set, but i'm just gonna go back to my eb's which are cheaper and last longer. Get some slinkies if you want some good-sounding strings that'll last. Sorry for ever doubtin' ya Ernie.

     
    5.0

    yes

    By 98

    from ms

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

        great

         
        5.0

        I would buy this item again

        By DEAN THE DANCING MACHINE

        from Chambersburg Pa

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

          Always good products from your CO.

           
          5.0

          Tie Fit

          By Leroy Jenkins!!!!!

          from ca

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

            Great Feel and tone

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Very Disappointied!!!

            By Bluesman21

            from Oceanside CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Pros

              Cons

              • Breaks Easy
              • Not Consistent
              • Poor Tone Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

                I have been in the music business for over 30 years and have used diff quality strings for all different instruments. I tried these strings many many years ago and had the same problem with them time and time again. These strings are very poor quality for as much as the stores charge for a pack. The strings sound very cheap and inconsistent. These strings are very very high tension without much of a sound. The .10's feel more like .11 and the .9's feel more like .10's. I have never been impressed with this string company or there products. I called the company to tell them about my comments and they told me to take a hike and to buy another brand. From a customers perspective that was a perfect example of how sad there products and customer service is. Don't waste your time or money on these products because their not worth the cash. Don't be fooled by the handmade string thing that they portray. These strings really looked and sounded like they were made by hands. Very Very disappointing products. Will never buy again!

                 
                5.0

                Strings from Hell

                By Objective Review

                from Toronto,ON

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                Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

                Let me tell you - strings are all pretty much the same. It just depends what you are using it for and also what your favourite artist is using. Actually I play in D standard tuning,playing 10-46,sometimes 10-52 drop C and finally 11-52 - C# or C standard. I ve played Ernie Balls,D'addario, Dean Markley and GHS boomers. These strings give me the best feel,punch and tone.The only brand that can compete with dr's are d'addario. For me, its a big problem because either are cool. D'addario give me very good clean and articulated sound for cheap price while DRs have more punch and attack; and they have the best longevity

                 
                5.0

                sounds very nice

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

                Two of the six strings I bought broke :p the A and the B. The sound still is great though..

                 
                4.0

                Worthy !

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

                These strings a great. If you love distortion these are for you. I use them for playin Hard Rock and they are perfect and DO NOT BREAK EASILY and still keep that fuzz distorted sound.

                 
                2.0

                DR STRINGS REVIEW

                By Reviewer-J0hjo

                from Toronto ON

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                Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

                Hi! If you are reading this you probably already heard that DR strings are the best because they are handmade and the most expensive.I myself used DR strings a lot. To my surprise, DR's always gave me worse feel than D'Addario.For the reference, I use 10-46 most of the time for D standard. Believe me, handmade strings are nothing better than regular.Its just to promote the nature of the brand. Played most of the brands,I can assure you - Just take a test and see what brand of strings are the most comfortable to play. I personally prefer D'Addario most of the time because they give a clean tone and never break.Just think about the feel and value of course. Best of luck!

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Fret Buzz

                By aspirating musician

                from mpls

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                Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

                Tried 'em and don't like 'em. Lots of fret buzz like no other string I have used. My strat did NOT need a set up, and that was proven after I took off the DR's and put on some Ernie Balls. Guitar played nice and quiet with the EB's. I also recommend D'addario over DR.

                 
                5.0

                awsome strings

                By Adam-92Mop

                from New York

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                Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

                Okay, I have to say, I absolutely love these strings. I have used Dean Markley, Ernie Ball, and a couple of other brands of strings. Well before I got my new guitar, I was looking on guitargeek.com at different rigs that some professionals use. And I came across my favorite band called "Brand New". And the lead guitarist uses DR strings...So when I picked up my new Schecter C-1 Classic, I bought some of these and put them on it. I LOVE these strings. They don't hurt your fingers like other strings. I'm in 3 bands, sometimes I have each band practice same day after eachother, So I will be playing my guitar for hours. And my fingers never hurt or turn black(like some other strings).These are a deffinate buy!

                 
                5.0

                DR Tite Fit

                By Psychotron_666

                from lyman, WY

                Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

                These strings are amazing! Before, I used to use D'Addarios and when you first put them on, they would be slightly dull and have no brightness. You would have to play them for a while and break them in to get decent sound. Now, with these DRs there is no break in time!! As soon as you put them on your guitar they sound amazing! Buy a pack of these, you won't regret it!

                 
                2.0

                hmm

                By Ben Ferrell

                from Tampa, FL

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                Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

                ok so they're hand made& cost several dollars moreI got these because one of my stock strings brokebut now I'm out of commission again because,& maybe this was my own fault for not really knowing what I'm doing too well,when I was trying to wind up these strings, the B snapped.I never got to hear how they sound, so maybe I shouldn't be writing this review heheI just thing if a string can break while you're winding it, maybe you should get something less expensive...& get more than one pack @ a time lol...

                 
                5.0

                I will never go back to eb.

                By MalyTheBassMon

                from Tempe Az

                See all my reviews

                Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

                I have been playing these strings for about 6 months now, and i must say that they sound 100% better then ernie ball strings that i use to play my whole 9 years of playing guitar. but now that ive found these bad boys its a no brainier!!! Now one thing you have to do with these strings is read inside the packaging for the right way of installing them..... it will save your time and money. if not installed right they will sound dead in the first week and brake on you!!! not too fun i must say from experience!!!!

                 
                5.0

                DR's are Awesome Strings.

                By John Tremblay

                from Arkansas

                See all my reviews

                Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

                The best strings on the market for great tone, longevity, a great feel and at a reasonable cost. Any guitarist should not be without a set of DR Strings.
                A fat feel without being too fat. A thick throaty tone that lasts. Handmade that makes a difference and have a flexibility that is surprising for such a "thick" feel.
                These are my favorite strings and I can use them on any of the 8 guitars that I have. I use different stings on different guitars to get a different sounds from each one. The DR's are reserved for my most favorite guitars to play. A B.C.Rich ST3 and an Ibanez Artcore AS73 Hollowbody electric. I get the fattest and deepest sounds with super throaty tonal qualities for Blues and Latin music as well as anything SRV. And they last forever, and feel great, and I do more string bending with these than any other string.
                These strings are worth twice that they charge for them, but they are always on average with most other strings. A real buy for the cost. You can't go wrong witht he feel, the sound, and a long lasting value.

                (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not for gigging musicians

                By Allen Gay

                from Colorado

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                Comments about DR Strings Tite-Fit MT-10 Medium-Tite Nickel Plated Electric Guitar Strings:

                Too many strings left on the stage or club floor or damaged. VERY POOR PACKAGING will cost you money and time!!!
                Reasons stated below.
                Good string: good tone, stay in tune but many other brands offer the same.
                They are packaging two strings together (1st & 4th, 2nd & 5th, 3rd & 6th) in each envelope in the box. They claim this is to save the enviorment but it saves nothing. In fact it causes more enviomental resorces to be consumed by the end user. When you break a string on a gig you have not only the broken string to contend with but a second string that is now out of the package and needs to be put back in the little envelope. Yes, break one string and stand there with TWO new strings of different gauges to deal with. I don't have time to deal with this durring a break and I don't have a roadie or guitar tech with me on gigs.

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