100% Recommend this product (3 of 3 responses)
By Steve J.
DR Veritas Gtr. Strings
December 19, 2020
You like round core strings for sound, tuneability and longer life? This DR .012 to .054 bronze wound set = rawk. And the price is right. The core (not the wrap) on the Veritas sets is coated. Good idea. I use 'em in my workshop and on my own guitars that are happier with a lighter gauge string.
By B H.
October 2, 2019
Like these a lot on rosewood/spruce OM and slope shoulder guitars,Stable and flexible.Really like the xenon gold steel strings.
ProsStay lively much longer than non-coated ph bronze strings.
Interesting, Unfamiliar Overtones From Cedar And Redwood Tops
October 1, 2019
These strings bring out some unusual harmonic overtones from my Breedlove western red cedar topped koa instrument that remind me of the effect someone playing a viola gets when they're using a bow with really fresh rosin; it isn't unpleasant... but startlingly clear and rich, especially in the high midrange tones. My redwood-topped dreadnaught has a somewhat less dramatic upper frequency emphasis, but the bottom end strings almost sound like a harpsichord when using a pick. The strings settle in over the course of a week, but they're still the brightest new string installations I've ever experienced - and that includes my one try with brass wound strings!
ProsIf really bright note articulation is something you need as a finger stylist, then these strings might be your holy grail. They have a reasonably useful life and hold intonation well.
ConsThey're a bit pricey for what they are - and I personally don't care for the coating they put on the B and E strings... my playing technique uses my little finger sliding inside of held chords on those strings and that coating makes sliding on them uncomfortable and tonally inaccurate. Others may find it to be no trouble at all however; it's a matter of personal preference and technique.