DR's Drop-Down Tuning guitar strings are "so stable it is almost eerie"

Drop-tuning with a set of standard-gauge guitar strings tends to lead to unstable tuning and ropey intonation; when you drop low, you need to go heavy, and DR Strings' Drop-Down Tuning sets are specially designed for the job.

Claiming "accurate and clear lower pitch notes", Drop-Down Tuning strings require minimal adjustment to lock in tunings and intonation - apparently, some players have called them "so stable it is almost eerie". Not as eerie as that spider on the packet, though - brr.

Provided you're not an arachnophobe, Drop-Down Tuning strings are available in 11-54 gauge Extra Heavy, 12-60 gauge XX Heavy and 13-65 gauge Mega Heavy sets for £9.10 each.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.