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By Simon Chapman
August 19, 2016
I bought these to try tuning my Precision BEAD after having found the .45-.105 set great for tuning to DGCF. Was hoping to avoid having then slots widened to accommodate .65-.125/.130 strings. The nut accommodates them well and as far as tension and stability they are as great as the .45-.105 set but I found the 3rd and 4th strings sounded oddly dull, compared to the 1st and 2nd strings and the lighter set. So, not ideal for me, but worth a try and they do perform well.
October 24, 2012
These are absolutely phenomenal! Always loved the low riders. Joined a band that down tuned and was at first very worried about the clarity. These strings are amazingly bright in dropped tunings! Down tuned to C# sounds just as bright and clear as my standard tuned bass.
February 25, 2012
will be trying these out
I hate to break it to you, mike.. but if you even attempted to tune a 115 to B, you completely raped the string's pliability (even after readjusting to C.) 115 will never be a good gauge for B. You're lucky it didn't snap your tuning peg. Moving forward, I recommend no less than a 119 for B. I will be purchasing these for my bass, which is tuned down two steps. I currently use 60-110 D'Addario, but they go dead in a few days. That's what i call crap. lol
March 23, 2011
Great strings for low tunings. tension will probably be too high for standard tunings, but for drop, it's great. I tune a whole step down (DGCF) and drop the low string down another step sometimes (CGCF). I can't recommend them enough. As far as the broken string review, it happens. I've broken a few strings in my day, but not enough on a regular basis to completely dismiss an entire brand or type of string. If you break strings regularly, there is something wrong with either your bass or your playing, but most likely the bass
By Mike Lloyd
February 22, 2011
The low string broke on my bass after three weeks of minimal use while making a simple half step adjustment from B to C. I missed a gig that night because of it and was furious. I have never used a more useless set of strings.
May 29, 2010
DR Drop Down .55-.115 DDT-55
These strings seem like the answer to my drop tuning setup. Great tone, good feel, without being to hard on your fingers. They don't flap around like a standard grade, and stay in tune very well.