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DR Strings Electric Guitar Legend Polished Flat-Wound Lite, .011 - .048, FL-11

DR Strings Electric Guitar Legend Polished Flat-Wound Lite, .011 - .048, FL-11
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40% Recommend this product (2 of 5 responses)
By Jerry
Chicago, il
Excellent strings
October 20, 2022

By Rick
Nice tone on my Godin 5th Avenue
April 14, 2021
Got a bad D string. DR replaced it promptly. everything ok now.
By Rob
Roseville, CA
Badly packed
July 18, 2020
Besides all strings coming in one bag and you sort them out, they didn't have the deep rich tone that I look for in a flat wound, it was worth the experimentation but it is back to the pricey Thomastik for me.
By TBrady
DR, FL-11, Flat-Wound Strings
January 30, 2011
Good strings, easy to play and sound good!
By Tim W.
DR Flatwound Lite
August 5, 2010
If you are looking for a BRIGHT flat that sounds more like a wound round rather than a tradition flat wound, then this might do it for you. The finish wasn't all that great; even though they are "polished" there is a grittiness that did not feel good to me. I was looking for an old school Joe Pass sound and these strings weren't even close. I put my Thomastik Jazz flats back on. I would not buy these again for any application... If I wanted bright I would go with Sadowsky flats. They have a better finish.


Plain Steel  Plain Steel 





1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Polished Flat-Wound



4th D

Polished Flat-Wound



5th A

Polished Flat-Wound



6th E

Polished Flat-Wound





"The old style construction for a vintage sound.

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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