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DR Strings Twelve String Acoustic Guitar - RareT Phosphor Bronze Lite 12s, .010-.028, RPL-10/12

DR Strings Twelve String Acoustic Guitar - RareT Phosphor Bronze Lite 12s, .010-.028, RPL-10/12
Manufacturer:
DR Strings
Manufacturer Part #:
RPL-10/12
SKU:
DRS_RPL-10/12
Price:
$10.08

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DR Strings Twelve String Acoustic Guitar - RareT Phosphor Bronze Lite 12s, .010-.028, RPL-10/125John McMakinJuly 18, 2010In 1999 I bought a Takamine 12 string and when changed strings the first time it took 6 different brands before I found the set that really sounded right on this guitar, DR 12 String Lite! Great strings and they are all I have used since.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Plain Steel  

.010

 

2nd E

Plain Steel  

.010

 

3rd B

Plain Steel  

.014

 

4th B

Plain Steel  

.014

 

5th G

Phosphor Bronze

.024

 

6th G

Plain Steel  

.009

 

7th D

Phosphor Bronze

.030

 

8th D

Plain Steel  

.012

 

9th A

Phosphor Bronze

.039

 

10th A

Plain Steel  

.018

 

11th E

Phosphor Bronze

.048

 

12th E

Phosphor Bronze

.028

 



 

Rare

"The RARE phosphor bronze acoustic strings are a departure from the standard, good quality bronze string currently available… not necessarily better, but possessing a new, different, and stronger "voice". When DR set out to produce a string with new characteristics, our goal was to redesign contemporary thinking about what phosphor bronze can do for a good acoustic guitar. Hand-carved arch-tops and dreadnaughts and good steel string acoustic guitars of rosewood, maple, and mahogany seem to benefit from a distinct improvement in tone, depth, and sustain with RARE phosphor strings. Players who want a fatter, louder sound, a deeper bottom… (who like to hear their guitars ring out…) will appreciate the RARE phosphor tone, sound, and feel. According to our heavy-playing bluegrass friend, three-time national guitar picking champion Steve Kaufman, RARES last an unusually long time. Steve recommends DR to all his students.

DR Strings

"From the first handmade strings DR made for Marcus Miller and Jeff Healey (both of whom have played DR's for over six years), to our latest development, the remarkable ZEBRA electric-acoustic strings, DR HandMade Strings approaches sound and string design differently from other makers… we are all players. The secret to the way we make DR strings is the word "slow." No other company we know makes strings one at a time, so very slowly and carefully. Quality of sound is paramount… along with the highest possible specifications for materials. Longevity and durability are our next concerns. We are NOT a high speed, mass production company. We have an elaborate quality control system.

For a relatively new company, we have been embraced by a surprising number of "Legends and Masters" of guitar and bass. A partial list of DR endorsees includes Sting, Marcus Miller, Jeff Healey, Adam Clayton of U2, Warren Haynes of GOV'T MULE and THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, Jonas Hellborg, Bo Diddley, "Skunk" Baxter, Victor Bailey, Steve Kaufman, Percy Jones, Darryl Jones of THE ROLLING STONES, Rick Derringer, Mick Karnes, Andreas Kisser, Max Cavalera, & Paulo Jr. of SEPULTURA, Birelli Legren, Trey Anastasio and Mick Gordon of PHISH, SMASHING PUMPKINS, Gary Tallent, Tony Franklin, Ty Tabor & Doug Pinnock of KING'S X, Dimebag Darrell of PANTERA, Scott Ian, Paul Crook, & Frank Bello of ANTHRAX, Stefan Lessard with THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, Peter Rowan, Shawn Lane, Paul Pesco Matt Freeman with RANCID, Per Gessle of ROXETTE, Sharlee D'Angelo of MERCYFUL FATE, and VERUCA SALT.

DR Strings are made with more metal than one realizes at first. By way of example, before a .042 gauge DR string is carefully wound, core wire and wrap wire that total .043 are prepared. After a process we call "Compression-Winding", a DR string that gauges a .042 is produced.

The ratios and principles of "TITE-FIT" / "Compression-Winding" are used for the specifications and manufacture of all DR strings. At DR we craft our strings at tension. The following is one example of how the DR wrap/ratio formula works… in this case for .042's. Core wire is .016, wrap wire is .0135 x 2 (top and bottom covers). Total material gauges .043 before winding and .042 after winding."

 

 

 

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