I Heart Guitar has a review of the new DR guitar strings that are made specifically for dropped tunings. These strings are designed to stay in tune better and produce a clearer sound even when the string is tuned low. Peter notes:
“Tone-wise the DDTs display a slightly reduced treble content compared to most other strings. Far from being a problem or drawback, this makes the DDTs sound even bigger when you’re chugging out at the lower end of the fretboard, and since these strings are specifically designed for downtuning, that’s gotta be a good thing. They also hold up remarkably well in standard tuning, and have a great throaty growl when you really lay into open chords.”
Once you’ve picked up the strings, you’ll need something to play. Try out Jody’s Drop D Metal Licks premium lesson.