#1
hi, just wondering if DR are the only string makers who pre-stretch their strings?

also does the fact that they pre-stretched them mean i don't have to spend time doing once i have fitted them? thanks
#2
It's probably more important that you have a string you enjoy the feel and tone of. I think there are quite a few brands that pre-stretch them.
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Quote by soccerdude3465
It's probably more important that you have a string you enjoy the feel and tone of. I think there are quite a few brands that pre-stretch them.



Yeah DR along with possibly Picato are my favourite brand so far. just wondered if other brands pre-stretched. i am looking to save myself some time setting up new strings on my ibanez s470
#4
ive heard about stretching strings before.
1.what is the point?
2.how?
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#5
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ive heard about stretching strings before.
1.what is the point?
2.how?

You just stretch them after putting them on your guitar. Also, they get broken in so your guitar won't get out of tune as much.

Pre-stretched strings?


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#6
Quote by marvelboy_04
ive heard about stretching strings before.
1.what is the point?
2.how?



If your strings aren't stretched out, they will constantly go out of tune when you put them on.

To stretch them out waht I do is tune it to how high the next string should be and pull on it with my finger for a while until it stays in tune with playing.
#8
Hmmm.......it always takes me about twice as long to break in DR strings as compared to anything else. I do love their tone though.

I'm using some Framus strings right now that required virtually no break in period. The low E dropped a few cents out of tune after five minutes and that was it.
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#10
i pull the string away from the body then tune it up, the higher i tune the more it gets stretched. it rarely goes out of tune after doing that.