Dr Strings DDT5-45 user reviews
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- Overall Opinion
- First things first, you'll know you've found these strings when you see the great spider logo on the package! DDT is on of DRs new ideas, it recently came out along with their NEON string technology. DDT stands for Drop Down Tuning.
I reviewed these for a website, so I strung them up on both my Warwick and a P-bass. I tested out the 45-105 4-string set. They were on my basses a total of a month to get a good idea of sound and string life.
The street price on these is $25 for a 4-string set and closer to $30 for the 5-string set.
Plenty of slack. I was able to use these on my Warwick and on my P-bass that has a string thru the body bridge.
The tension was firm and stable. The winding on these are thinner and there is more winding than your usual roundwound string. A little different feeling, but worked out great as the bass held great tuning.
I guess I wanted more out of the strings as far as tension. I was hoping I'd be able to tune it to standard, then drop D, then down a 1/2 or a whole step and keep the same tension. This wasn't the case. They flapped around like any other string when you try these. Maybe I was mislead?
I do not get a ton of life out of DR Strings, maybe it is the oils in my hands? I can barely get a month out of these with gigging.
I talked about this above. They are tighter wound and feel nice and smooth.
DR Strings are handmade in NJ. I believe these are nickel. The tone was somewhat darker than what I am used to.
If you enjoy DR nickel wound strings, you will probably like these. I didn't feel the DDT technology did anything spectacular.
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- Overall Opinion
- I ordered a set of DDT 125-45 5 string tuning seen in a lower tone full on my 5-string bass (ADGCF). Usually have the nanoweb Elixir (coated strings) which are mounted to a normal tuning (BEADG) 105-45 in the 130 + IF I find serious still soft.
After installation and adjustment of DDT BEADG it is clear that the same draft (and even lower for the low B 130 -> 125), the voltage is higher and it really is quite impressive.
Another difference in the sound DDT are duller, less bright than the Elixir 2 sounds really different. Accustomed to the strings "soft" as are the Elixir, the DDT prove very rough so I expect to take damage at your fingertips right hand. Fortunately, a little polishing and it's going to fastfret better already ...
After installation of DDT, the tuning was very fast and mechanical towers are more sensitive, which bodes good things for the next step tuning down a tone. Moreover, where it is necessary to finely retune time that the strings a little work and are set up, the DDT does not move almost immediately after installation.
Final Test: ADGCF passage.
First observation, it is not necessary to give great mechanical towers to go down a tone. The tuning stabilizes quickly and I did not need to come back every 5 minutes just to retune.
Small phase of the game, I found much the same sensations with the Elixir in BEADG apart from the rough side of DDT. For small disappointment against the grave If I found a rope a little soft for my taste as an original 125 I had quickly changed to a 130 but there is still a bit below in La.
Verdict: These strings are very good at their job but the grave is a little soft for my taste. I am a bit disappointed with the rough and hit the darker tone of DDT but with practice and compensation for amp settings everything should get sorted.