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DR Strings Electric Guitar Drop Down Tuning, .012 - .060, DDT-12

DR Strings Electric Guitar Drop Down Tuning, .012 - .060, DDT-12
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17% Recommend this product (1 of 6 responses)
By Bold W.
Dallas, Texas
It's Not Hype, They Actually Are That Good
March 10, 2022
I know these strings were designed for drop tuning players, but I would encourage fingerstyle players as well as those interested in rock/jazz to try a set or two. I discovered DR Strings about two years ago and have been using one line or another of them since. They seem to have some special ability to stay in tune--not just these DDTs but all of them. The DDTs are especially good at it.

I play fingerstyle pop and jazz and never would have put a set on a day before a gig unless I wanted to spend the afternoon tugging on them and retuning. The DDTs literally go on and after a few minutes of stretching, that's its. Open the case the next time and they are ready to play.

These are very comfortable wound strings, with a bit of a hefty bottom but the top strings are reasonably bendable. I am used to playing heavier jazz strings, so these are easy on my hands while still maintaining great intonation and just the right amount of bounce off the string. They are very lively and produce a wonderfully playable string at a price that is competitive.

Try a couple of sets and see for yourself. You may not be a down tune fan but these strings may still be just what you're looking for.
Great intonation, really comfortable string tension, string surface feel is superb, cost is reasonable, smaller company with excellent personal service and commitment to craft--support them! Really none other than once in a great while you may get a string that seems to die a bit faster than it should. This **may** be due to the fact they are handwound. They have hex cores with nickely plated steel wrap that adheres to the core so low chance that the wrap is slipping after cutting. I wrap my headstock string ends rather than cut them just as an extra precaution.
By Jeremy S.
Dr DDT Strings 12/60
November 14, 2014
I play metal music and tune to drop C so these strings are awesome! They sound great, feel great and hold tuning very well. However, I do have to make an amendment to the set. Instead of the plain steel 20 for the F string, I buy a wound DR Tite-Fit 24 to put in its place. This allows the F string to hold tune better and it also feels better while playing.
By AGrindx3
Absolute Drop Tuning
December 10, 2013
I got these for C tuning and Drop A# for practice. Pretty balanced strings but I hate the plain .020 gauge string, it never stays in tune even when tuned higher to C# tuning, I wish it was a wound .020 or .022 would be better. The rest retain the low tuning well for awhile. Has good range and sound except for the 20p string. I wished they lasted a bit longer but they work for what you need.
By Glenn
Perfect Tone
November 14, 2012
Great for standard tuning too!

Most guitarists like light strings because they are easier on the fingertips, but once you have callouses you should try some ultra-heavies. Bends take a little more strength, but you don't have to bend as far when the tension is higher.

The sustain and tone is longer and more glassy than other strings I've tried (Dadarrio/ErnieBall/DeanMarkley).

Call the company to discuss their strings, and you will get great customer service from Steve... I sure did!
By Evan H.
DR DDT Strings
January 22, 2012
I've been an enthusiast of heavy music all my life, so once i really got into music i knew i would need the gear to accomplish that sound as well.

The main reason I use heavy gauge strings is because of their superior resonance and tone quality. Its unbeatable, and it gives you a better tone overall. DDT strings (Drop Down Tuning) are meant for low tunings, and they stay in tune better than any other string in my opinion.

If you like to tune your guitar real low, (Drop C-Drop A) you won't have as much 'slinkiness' as you would with that of normal guitar strings

DR DDT strings i highly recommend for anyone who plays guitar, because its one of those 'small things' that make your tone astounding.
By Scotty R.
Great for Open C#
February 13, 2011
On this one particular guitar, I have it tuned to DADGAD - 1/2 step down. These strings really help keep the tension on the neck and keep the higher strings from flopping with the less than normal tension. The 60 low E takes a little getting used to, it's like playing with a bass string, but it doesn't flop around.






1st E

Plain Steel 



2nd B

Plain Steel 



3rd G

Plain Steel  



4th D

Round Wound



5th A

Round Wound



6th D

Round Wound



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