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DR sound, but not DRs?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by fastplant, Jul 11, 2003.


  1. fastplant

    fastplant

    Sep 26, 2002
    Connecticut
    I have an odd question. I love the sound and feel of DR strings, but they do not make tapered strings for my Thumb 5. What other tapered strings should I look at to try out that sound like the DR strings??
     
  2. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    What do you mean, they dont make them ? did you Call
    DR at 1-800-782-1901.:)
     
  3. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Yes they do. DR Longnecks, stainless steel taper core
    http://www.drstrings.com/longneck.htm
     
  4. rsautrey

    rsautrey Banned

    Jul 27, 2000
    fastplant, do standard DR sets not work on a Warwick?
     
  5. not on the b string. u have to cut the saddle or order a new one. its to small for most b strings if its not a tapered string. warwick web site tells u how to make it so u can use them.



    what the point of tapered strings.
     
  6. fastplant

    fastplant

    Sep 26, 2002
    Connecticut
    I'll check those out. I did call DR and they told me they didn't have any tapered strings. Strange, huh?
     
  7. tuBass

    tuBass

    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    Maybe DR finally stopped making those POS

    Do yourself a favor and forget you ever heard the name longnecks. Every person on this board that had tried them had had an odd harmonic warbling above the 12th fret. Do a search on the board for long necks in the string forum and see for yourself.
    If you want a stainless steel tapered string, try SR2000
     
  8. deftim69

    deftim69

    Jun 11, 2003
    I just got a set of the longneck dr tapercores. they all have tapercores and they sound great. Guitar center has them and so does
    www.juststrings.com
     
  9. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz

    Mar 27, 2002
    Ohio
    Dean Markley SR 2000. Try these and you'll never use another tapered string made by anyone else....
     
  10. fastplant

    fastplant

    Sep 26, 2002
    Connecticut
    Yup, did the search and it looks like long necks are out, I'll check out the SR2000s, thanks
     
  11. tappel

    tappel

    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    You might want to check out La Bella Super Steps too.

    Tom
     
  12. fastplant

    fastplant

    Sep 26, 2002
    Connecticut
    I probably will, I go through strings rather quickly so I can try and compare strings easily.