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DR Strings Electric Bass Guitar Drop Down Tuning 5-String, .055 - .135, DDT5-55

DR Strings Electric Bass Guitar Drop Down Tuning 5-String, .055 - .135, DDT5-55
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By plumber
November 27, 2013
I play these through my 4 string Rick and couldn't be happier. Best strings ever!! Anyone that downtunes SHOULD use these strings and figure it out.
By Brian R.
December 10, 2010
I play an Ibanez sr775 5 string in drop tune and have been looking for a string that has tension and tone. I've been playing dr low riders for about 5 yrs. I switched to these and found the perfect string for me. I only wish they sold them in a 45-65-85-115-135 set . Heavy top light bottom cause I tune to ADADG so i like a little lighter gauge for the high strings for slap and pop work . But the tone of my low A and D string and the speed I can carry on those string with my fingers is well worth a little extra effort .
By Roger
August 26, 2010
This is my first time to try a heavier gauge string. I was trying to get a clearer "B" one my 5 string. I had to lower the action on my guitar. but the low end is really clean. But I don't care for the bigger diameter on the first 2 strings. I think if DR would leave the first 2 strings a little lighter gauge and maybe .003 to .005 heavier on the "B" string it would be perfect for the sound I'm looking for. I rate the strings 5 stars for the clarity on the low end, 2 stars on playability of the high end, all in all that tone is good, but I did have to turn the highs up a tad, and the sustain lasts forever.
By Dave C.
DDT Strings
July 26, 2010
I have been using D R strings for a few years now, and I think it's the BEST string on the market. I have spent the time and money on almost all the different brands available and when I started using D R strings my own personal search was over. I even had an endorsement with a company that I chose to drop because there was no comparison in quality with the D R's.
I've been playing bass for 39 years and I have developed in my playing technique a rather medium to hard attack on the strings so I prefer a heavier gauge string. The new Drop Down Tuning 5-string.055-.135 allows me to continue my right hand playing attack between any pitch I choose to tune to! And the consistent solid lows and edgy high sound quality from these makes them the best string overall I've ever played, on a live gig or in the studio.
It's been said about the music instrument/equipment industry that "They make new things new and improved everyday" and all known praise goes to the D R company for all they do to make it better and easier for players everywhere.
Keep up the excellent work.
David L. Clark
By Sam
June 24, 2010
I love these strings. I have always loved playing thicker gauge strings even when not playing in drop tunings because it feels better to me plus i play a bit harder than most people. Way thicker than the strings i used to use. But these are WAYYYY better. Better sounding. Better feeling. Better for all tunings. Great Product. I have officially migrated from EB strings to DR.






1st G

Round Wound



2nd D

Round Wound



3rd A

Round Wound 



4th E

Round Wound



5th B

Round Wound



The first thing you will notice about these strings is that they go right into tune and lock in. Players say they are "so stable it is almost eerie." Now you can stand and delivery in tune notes at lower pitch that are clean and clear. Expect more and get more. Change tunings and be surprised how DDTs lock right in. Be surprised how little adjustments you make. DDTs deliver far more than just heavy gauges. Drop with confidence, drop with accuracy. DDTs maintain their intonation at lower tunings far better than any other string we have ever played or heard. Designed over a two year build and test period to answer the needs of the dark side.
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