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DR Strings Drop-Down Tuning XX-Heavy Guitar Strings
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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.

XX-Heavy gauges: 12-16-20-38-52-60.

DR Strings Drop-Down Tuning XX-Heavy Guitar Strings

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  • Amazing - utterly AMAZING

    As reviewed by Jason Jr on 3/12/2011

    These strings are just amazing. I play in drop B and these strings offer the tension if you are in standard tuning. The strings I had before sounded muddy and they just did not have that sound, but these sound amazing. People may think that these strings are thick, but trust me they are not. The only thing is that you might have to re-drill the hole in your machine head in order for the .060 to pass through. I would recommend these strings if you play in drop B.

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  • None of the Problems with Other Strings...

    As reviewed by Tim Link on 10/18/2013

    I've been down downing my guitars and using heavy gauges since I was in high school (I'm 34, so that was in the late 1990s...), which is also when I started using DR strings pretty much religiously. DR strings don't need another plug for anyone who's used them before, but I'll go ahead anyhow: if you've never used this brand and, like a lot of players, have just fallen into a habit with brands like Ernie Ball or D'Addario, JUST STOP. I used to go through a set of Ernie Balls or whatever (GHS, D'Addario, etc) pretty fast; I mean they'd have gotten filthy from all of the grime and sweat you put on strings from practicing, etc., then I'd have wiped them down with rubbing alcohol at least once or twice to make them feel new. They'd be dead within a month or maybe a month and a half, and I'm NO SNOB when it comes to going through strings--I read Joe Satriani say he never changes his strings at home and doesn't mind them being dead, and that's basically how I am. (I still laugh at people who change their strings every week or 2x a month...) Yeah, I got a set of DRs (young, impressionable me was sold when I saw Andreas Kisser in a DR ad...LOL) and all of that BS promptly stopped. A set of DRs typically lasts 3-6 months, depending on how much I'm playing (if I'm in a band or playing with friends regularly, then it's obviously not as long...), and the tone never dies during that time. They stay bright and purty sounding, I tell you. Now, with that out of the way, let me sing the praises of these DDTs (which I originally thought were just some silly looking gimmick...). About a year after I first started playing back in 8th grade, I was doing everything to emulate my original guitar heroes, Hendrix and SRV, especially the latter gentleman, and that meant setting up my guitar(s) with high action and trying heavier and heavier strings. At one point I had my 72 Stratocaster set up with .013s with a wound G, and I'll never forget how awesome those wound G strings were in a sense because, unlike your typical G string (especially on a strat...), the intonation was ALWAYS DEAD ON, they stayed in tune, and tuning them didn't drive you nuts (I have hyperacusis so tuning the 3rd string always gets on my nerves...). Unfortunately, you COULDN'T BEND THEM past a step or so to save your life--I don't care how strong your hands are and how good of a player you are, those things just will NOT bend past a certain point. Nonetheless, I've always been nostalgic about the pluses with using a wound 3rd string. Now, I grew out of my "must walk in the footsteps of my idols..." phase (particularly after I read how SRV's fingertips would get so torn up on tour that he'd literally apply superglue to them, stick his fingertips into his forearm, let the glue dry, then rip them away for a day or two's worth of skin...! I mean, WTF!? I'm sure the copious amounts of cocaine he did back in the day helped out with that part of life!), and chilled out with the heavier and heavier strings. I've learned to settle with .011s on my Strat (which I keep tuned to Eb or D, and I stopped using the whammy bar a long time ago, so I have 5 springs on the bridge) and SG (which I regularly play in Eb, D, or dropped C), and reluctantly started using .010s on my hot-rodded telecaster (which is usually in standard pitch or Eb). I've also fairly regularly tuned my SG down to Db, C, B, Bb, or even Dropped B or A, with mixed results... I ordered some DDTs a while back, mostly because I couldn't find those Black Beauties (which I also highly recommend...) in .011, and I was floored by how they actually lived up to the claims on rather cheesy packaging. After I had cut my strings and stretched them out like usual (I tune them to concert pitch, hold them down at the nut, then pull them up at the 12th fret, just hard enough not to break them, and keep retuning and stretching them until they can stay in tune--something I learned from an old Wolf Marshall article or something similar that I HIGHLY RECOMMEND), I started to tune them down to my usual pitches... I could not believe how different these things sound JUST WHEN YOU'RE TUNING THEM...! Most strings sound like they're being tortured as you down them from concert pitch to Db or whatever, but these things go from concert pitch to wherever you want them to go smoothly--almost like they enjoy it or something. If you've tuned your guitar down before, I'm sure you've experienced that annoying struggle with getting them to settle on a given pitch. And it often seems like the more precise your tuner is, the more they want to fight you! Let me just say that DDTs do NOT do this. They from one pitch to the next one down (or up, FTM) smoothly and accurately. Oh, and you know that annoying part of down tuning (that most of us have just learned to tolerate...) where every string basically wants to spite you or the nice guitar tech who set your intonation and go sharp whenever you so much as think of fretting a note above the 7th or 9th fret? Well, DDTs somehow eliminate that problem as well. Keep in mind, too, that I LIKE my guitars to have some tension, i.e. significantly higher action than most people like (my friends often have problems holding a chord down on my strat...tee hee hee...), along with heavier gauge strings. Not too long I was using my telecaster (which I've modded to have a stacked humbucker in the bridge position, with a coil splitter activated by a push/pull knob on the's not exactly a GE Smith signature model), which is still set up .010s. My dumb ass had accidentally broken a string on my SG (Jeez, I hadn't done that for a decade at least...), so I couldn't use it for playing in dropped C. I used my telecaster instead and the DDT .010 gauge played perfectly tuned in dropped C, and even with everything tuned to C. I couldn't believe it. I had no intonation problems, no string "flappage," and each string even felt nice and tight (but not TOO tight.

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