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DR Strings Zebra Acoustic Electric Lite (9-42) 

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ZEBRA electric-acoustics. For acoustic-electric guitars with piezo pickups under the bridge . . . or magnetic pick-ups in the soundhole. Also for ful...Click To Read More About This Product

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ZEBRA electric-acoustics. For acoustic-electric guitars with piezo pickups under the bridge . . . or magnetic pick-ups in the soundhole. Also for full size archtop jazz guitars, which respond to Zebras with richer tones, according to players. Any amplified acoustic comes alive when you put on the Zebra strings. A revolutionary string where you can see the difference. Other coils are nickel-plated steel, and other coils RARE phosphor bronze.


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Zebra Acoustic Electric Lite (9-42)

  • 9-11-16-24-32-42
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DR StringsZebra Acoustic Electric Lite (9-42)
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I will keep buying these strings.

The 1st time I tryed these strings on my godin xtsa acoustic/electric guitar I couldn't believe my ears.
No other strings never made my guitar sound so close to an acoustic guitar....Read complete review

The 1st time I tryed these strings on my godin xtsa acoustic/electric guitar I couldn't believe my ears.
No other strings never made my guitar sound so close to an acoustic guitar. Plus holds tune very well.

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Great strings!

I'm a professional musician i.e. (my light bill and the food that I eat are paid for via shows I play) I use these strings on my Godin A6 Ultra w/ the...Read complete review

I'm a professional musician i.e. (my light bill and the food that I eat are paid for via shows I play) I use these strings on my Godin A6 Ultra w/ the humbucker/pieso duel output guitar and they sound wonderful. A little pricy though...

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5.0

YES!!! But only if...

By too many guitars-mHG8y

from Northern Plains.

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Comments about DR Strings Zebra Acoustic Electric Lite (9-42):

I don't think these strings are for everyone. They're far too light even to think about pounding with a flatpick for Bluegrass, IMHO. But for "parlor guitar" mostly fingerpicked stuff, they're marvelous.

The tone can't be matched by silk 'n' steel in mhy opinion, but they play as easy or easier on a well setup low action as classical strings if you wanna do a bit of Bach or whatever. Amp or PA board settings can add a bit of thickness to the tone on stage.

I can't speak to the guy switching from flatpicking a light-stringed electric very well because he/she may find the tone lacking on an acoustic if the same pick technique is used in the same place on the string length.

Beginners... if the guitar is set up high, as is common on a lot of low-end guitars, the fingering would be easy, but also easy to sound out of tune with beginner technique. They should consider at least the 10s if not 11s for a "light" string, again, in my own opinion.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I will keep buying these strings.

By Scott

from Columbia Pa

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DR Strings Zebra Acoustic Electric Lite (9-42):

    The 1st time I tryed these strings on my godin xtsa acoustic/electric guitar I couldn't believe my ears.
    No other strings never made my guitar sound so close to an acoustic guitar. Plus holds tune very well.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Yes I will buy this product again thank you very much .

    By Jim

    from Hudson FL.

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about DR Strings Zebra Acoustic Electric Lite (9-42):

      Yeah great set of strings thank you very much. is just what I'm looking for.it's very hard to find a set of 9s that that sound good on an acoustic electric guitar but these are great strings and I would recommend them to anybody that's looking for a great set of strings.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      amazing

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about DR Strings Zebra Acoustic Electric Lite (9-42):

      I just put a set on my Ibenez and I love them.The tone is incredible with a nice bright treble.The extreme flexibility is amazing.You won't be disappointed.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I'm buying a batch more

      By too many guitars-mHG8y

      from Northern Plains.

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      Comments about DR Strings Zebra Acoustic Electric Lite (9-42):

      I usually wear 9-42s on my electrics that I play more than the acoustics - in retrospect, largely because it's hard enough to find even 10s for acoustic. I'm a light-touch fingerpicker. These 9-42s sound good on two Epi A-E guitars and will now also go onto a 1970s first generation A-E Ovation Electric Legend.If you beat on the strings, they aren't much. It may take a bit different setup, especially if the guitar originally was setup for a wrapped G. There's a lot less tension than with heavier strings and the neck may react to that and give some fret buzz. It's wy they can be adjusted.Set up right, perfect for light, quick fingerpicking without the odd sound of silk 'n' steel either amplified or acoustic. They're probably more resistant to breakage, although I don't recommend pounding a flat pick on 'em.As I said, I'm buying more, and for electric I prefer Elixir 9-42. But they apparently do not plan to add a lighter acoustic set. I s'pose I could buy individual Elixirs but... these are quite nice.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      love these strings

      By Ren

      from Buffalo, New York

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      Comments about DR Strings Zebra Acoustic Electric Lite (9-42):

      These strings, just don't die. I've used tons of other strings before. Mostly Ernie Ball. I can't say they're my favorite, since I like to use different strings to mix it up. I just need that different sound. These are one of my favorites. I've been trying to find more.

       
      5.0

      These are the best acoustic guitar strings I have ever owned

      By Jerry A

      from Boca Raton, FL

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about DR Strings Zebra Acoustic Electric Lite (9-42):

        The tone is amazing compared to any other strings. Very bell like and balanced

         
        5.0

        My choice for acoustic/electric light gauge strings

        By Steve

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about Zebra Acoustic Electric Lite (9-42):

        I use this for my electrified D-35 Martin and my Gibson Chet Atkins electric/acoustic solid body guitars.
        The Martin has a Shadow SH-145B magnetic pickup and the Gibson has a piezo pickup.
        These strings work excellently with both types of pickups.
        They are the only ones I found that were available in nine gauge which are great for leads.
        I recommend these to anyone looking for a light gauge electric/acoustic strings the sound great and are comfortable to play.

         
        5.0

        Pleasantly surprised with tone quality

        By Older but still a rocker!

        from Laguna Hills, Ca

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        Pros

        • Good Feel And Great Tone
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Any Occasion

        Comments about DR Strings Zebra Acoustic Electric Lite (9-42):

        I recently changed my Ibanez acoustic-electric from 12's to DR 10's and I was really pleased on the feel and tone quality. These strings have been around a while they used to be called Guild way back in the day. I stumbled onto these new type as I was searching for lighter gauge strings. I have bought some for all my electric and acoutics guitars and even bought some for my son's guitars, they love them!

         
        4.0

        a must for acoustic-electric lead player

        By lams

        from charlotte nc

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Great Amplified

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Plugged In

          Comments about DR Strings Zebra Acoustic Electric Lite (9-42):

          I have a godin a6 hybrid guitar.
          electric guitar strings were recommended,
          but the acoustic under-saddle pickup was
          lost in the mix. I use 9 gauge acoustic strings
          to tame the electric humbucker a bit. these
          dr zebras with their nickel content bring out
          the sustain, tone, and even balance of each
          string like no other brand I've tried. they stay
          in tune even with extreme bending but are a little
          soft for my tastes.

          my only suggestion is to use one gauge up from
          what you normally use. the 9's in dr zebra are
          great for playing leads but are very easily bent
          so i'll go to 10's next time for better chording.

          only 4 stars because I don't know the durability
          as I just only restrung the godin. for an acoustic
          that is troublesome getting good amplified sound,
          this may be the fix you need. really.

          I've been playing professionally for 30 years,
          mostly acoustic. I own a taylor 12 fret, 814ce,
          guild d-55, and have owned
          many high-end martins and do my own set-ups,
          fret polishing, and even refinishing of old keepsakes
          like my guild d-30.
          I used to use bose LI modelII,
          but now I have
          qsc's. my point is, I know my gear. sometimes
          the easiest path is the best.
          try these strings.

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