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Everything in music is round; the sound hole in a guitar, the opening of a saxophone, the head of a drum. Like a pebble dropped into a pond, sound likes to vibrate in the shape of circles.

MUSIC IS ROUND - AND ALWAYS WILL BE.

DR ROUND CORE STRINGS

MUSIC IS ROUND

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The core wire of a guitar or bass string is the foundation of how that string vibrates, how it feels, and how the guitar ends up sounding.

That’s why DR offers a wide range of round core guitar and bass strings.

 

String making originated with round core construction, and even though it is more time consuming to make round core strings, we feel it is worth it for the full tone, rich sustain and flexibility. It also allows for more contact between the core and the wrap wire, and as Alicia Keys guitarist Hanan Rubinstein says, "you don't have to fight your strings anymore.”

 

DR strings are made with the finest American materials available.

HAVE YOU TRIED

DR ROUND CORE STRINGS?

MAYBE YOU SHOULD!

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Whenever you need to cut or trim a round core string, always make sure to firmly crimp the string by at least 90 degrees before you cut.

Manufacturing round core strings requires an extra step in the winding process.

 

There is a small section of the core wire between the nut and tuning machines of your instrument where we install a flattened area called a swedge. This acts like an anchor and allows the wrap wire to grip solidly onto the core wire.

 

The crimp will provide extra stability to prevent slippage of the wrap from the round core wire.

This helps ensure the integrity of the entire string. 

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Is there a big difference with DR round core strings? We think so! Will you like it? Only you will know. We encourage players to try something new, try something different. We also make hexagonal core strings because we know players are artists and enjoy experimenting.

 

The core wire of a guitar or bass string is the foundation of how that string vibrates, how it feels, how the guitar ends up sounding. That’s why DR offers a wide range of round core strings, a big part of our identity. 

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We use only the finest American materials starting with the wire, to the ball ends, to the packaging. 

When someone sees the DR logo, that is what they are getting, the best of everything.

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All DR Strings are protected by an advanced Corrosion-Proof system. The inner envelopes are treated with a vapor corrosion inhibitor (VCI), which does not affect the feel or sound.

This invisible layer prevents moisture and environmental elements from reacting with the metal surface, and is safe for people to interact with.


DR ROUND CORE BASS SETS

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DR ROUND CORE ELECTRIC SETS

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DR ROUND CORE ACOUSTIC SETS

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Happy Playing!