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DR Strings Electric Guitar Legend Polished Flat-Wound Lite, .012 - .052, FL-12

DR Strings Electric Guitar Legend Polished Flat-Wound Lite, .012 - .052, FL-12
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By Aitch
Boston Massachusetts
Not great sound with my arch top guitar
May 20, 2022
Dull, muted sound compared to other flat wound strings
By Clint
Evergreen, CO
July 10, 2019
I found the strings dull and without much presence unfortunately. Going back to D'Addario Chromes.
By Captian D.
January 20, 2015
Dave, I've been waiting to see how the DR 12's worked out. Please keep us updated
By Dave H.
DR 11's
June 26, 2011
Installed a set of DR 11's after years and years of using Fender Flats. The DR 11's require more frequent tuning, and the 1st string had a flat sound that raising the magnet on the pickup for that string would not help much.

I am going to try a set of 12's, and then make my mind up. A 1956 Duo Jet is what the strings shall be installed on.
By Charlie
October 13, 2009
I like the strings for my es 175 and the service at just strings was great






1st E




2nd B




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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