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DR Strings Mandolin - Rare Phosphor Bronze Medium, MD-11

DR Strings Mandolin - Rare Phosphor Bronze Medium, MD-11
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By May
January 6, 2022
They made two mandolins sound MUCH better.
By CJ P.
Thousand Oaks, CA
Why did I wait so long to try these?
August 8, 2020
I had been using mainly D'Addario strings for twenty years but finally tried the DR RARE mediums. I immediately noticed they were not as brash right out of the bag and the tone was strong and even. These are my new go-to mando strings.
Great balanced tone Good volume. None
By Jonathan L.
DR Mandolin strings
April 2, 2010
I've tried a few brands, and keep coming back to the DRs. Relatively inexpensive, and they sound great for a long time.
By Michael V.
DR Strings
November 28, 2009
I've found these strings to sound as good or better than any I've tried. They last forever compared to other sets and the extra cost is well worth the longevity.







 Plain Steel




 Plain Steel




 Phosphor Bronze Wound




 Phosphor Bronze Wound




Rare Mandolin

"The DR RARE Mandolin strings are designed to last longer than other strings. They have a tone that will surprise and please the experienced player. Crisp and warm, DR RARE phosphor mandolin strings stand out whether you are playing in a group or are a featured soloist.

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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