Here is a video I shot for The Bass Hang and DR Strings explaining and demonstrating the proper way to install DR Strings.
I have been using DR Strings for over 20 years and they are my GO-TO strings for all of my instruments. I have always been a huge advocate of the “Crimp-then-Cut” method of installing strings and DR Strings definitely suggests using this method. They also request you DO NOT STRETCH their strings and I couldn’t agree more!! This is such an urban legend that you need to stretch strings to get them to tune properly, and it is a sign of a sub-par string if stretching is necessary.
DR Strings are some of the best made strings and in the 20+ years of using them I have never had any issues with any of their strings.
I used my MTD USA Saratoga 5 with Nordstrand Pickups and Preamp and a Colibri JBT 4 with Ulyate Pickups and an Audere Preamp loaded with Fat Beams for the recordings.
All recordings were made going through my A-Designs KGB-II straight into Logic Audio.
I’d like to thank DR Strings for their continued support through the years.