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DR DDT strings, good or bad?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by slipknotmaggot3, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. slipknotmaggot3


    Feb 23, 2014
    Never tried them and I was curious as to how they sound drop-tuned.
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    They mean "Drop Tuned" as D G C F rather than D A D G for example.

    But yeah they do it!
  3. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    I'm using them on several basses, 34" & 35". We tune to D-Standard. A lot more stable than just de-tuned .135 DR's. The tone on the "B" string is kind of strange at first, but sounds good in the mix. I'm sold!
  4. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Anyone know how the 45-105 set works tuned EADG? I kinda want something that's high tension and will fit in unmodified nut slots.
  5. Mr.Typhus


    Sep 14, 2004
    I have been using these on my jazzbass with standard tuning. These strings arent really high tension or anything when they are 45-105... just more "stabile" I would say. They stay in tune better than any string I have tried, its weird! BUT I know that DR strings really easily break...
  6. oysteivi

    oysteivi Supporting Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    Trondheim, Norway
    As far as stiffness / perceived tension / ease of fretting / flex under picking hand go, the DR DDT 45-105 set tuned to standard EADG felt much the same to me as the 45-105 black beauties I usually use. If you want stiff strings for easy fast picking, these probably aren't it.
  7. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Good to know. So it seems they're just just about as stiff as any hex core strings.
  8. knuckle_head

    knuckle_head Commercial User

    Jul 30, 2002
    Owner; Knuckle Guitar Works & Circle K Strings
    The type of core is not necessarily indicative of a stiff or flexible string - that is a matter of manufacturing technique/process.

    Mine are hex core and are about as flexible as can be gotten, so be careful about generalizations like this.