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DR Strings Electric Acoustic Guitar - Zebra™ Medium-Heavy, ZAE-13

DR Strings Electric Acoustic Guitar - Zebra™ Medium-Heavy, ZAE-13
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By R S.
DR Zebra 13-56
April 1, 2011
First off I'm a big fan of DR strings, especially the round core ones. I've been using Sunbeams for a while and thought I'd give these a try for a change. So I strung up the NRP with a set and there is quite a difference. They're a bit heavy for fretting (for me anyway) but I play a lot of slide and for D or G tuning they are great. The mix of steel and bronze produces a very complex sound: thick fundamental with subtle, ringing partials (I know this sounds a bit airy fairy but it's the best way I can describe my experience of it). Not as bell like as the Sunbeams but there is good projection and sustain, and an even decay. On a steel reso they remind me very much of the old blues recordings. If they continue to sound this good I think they'll be replacing the Sunbeams.
By matt g.
zebra strings
May 25, 2010
Why are these not in retail stores?!!?!?!!!!! They revolutionize guitar playing and tone!!!
By Mark C.
Zebra strings
February 11, 2010
I have no idea why these strings aren't massively popular, they are hands down my favorite acoustic guitar string, and the electrics are really really nice as well.

Superior tone and long life.

5 stars, easy.
October 27, 2009
This was the first time using the above strings. I was really impressed by the clear bell like tone and the increase in sustain without the use of amplification. I use these strings in combination with a Taylor solid wood jumbo guitar and the LR Baggs M-1 acoustic humbucking pick-up. These strings take on another dimension when used with a magnetic pick-up, the stainless steel in the strings assures a very deep bass and clear highs. I especially like using the medium gauge strings with standard tuning a 1/2 step down (E to Eb). The sound is unbelievable!






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Nickel-Plated / Phosphor Bronze



4th D

Nickel-Plated / Phosphor Bronze



5th A

Nickel-Plated / Phosphor Bronze



6th E

Nickel-Plated / Phosphor Bronze





"ZEBRA electric-acoustics! Yes, for acoustic-electric guitars with piezo pick-ups under the bridge… or magnetic pickups in the soundhole. ANY amplified acoustic comes ALIVE when you put on the ZEBRA strings. Revolutionary because no one has ever done this before, and no one else does it yet. It is the very first string where you can SEE the difference. Every other coil is nickel-plated steel, every other coil is RARE phosphor bronze… wound on hex-cores.

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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