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DR Strings BKB-50 Black Beauty Heavy Bass Strings 

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Extra-Life Black Beauty strings offer bass players a superior black coated string without sacrificing the crisp tone, clarity, and volume of traditio...Click To Read More About This Product

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Advanced black coating for EXTRA-Life and Protection.

Extra-Life Black Beauty strings offer bass players a superior black coated string without sacrificing the crisp tone, clarity, and volume of traditional DR handmade strings. Extra-Life has a super thin advanced .0003" Black coating on the plain strings and on the wrap wire.


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DR StringsBKB-50 Black Beauty Heavy Bass Strings
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Won't be buying these again

By Traben2011

from fayetteville, nc

Comments about DR Strings BKB-50 Black Beauty Heavy Bass Strings:

I just got a set of these and put them on a brand new traben 4 string. Played a show the same night and they performed great. Did a show last night (1 week later) and the E string broke from the bridge end about 3/4 through the set. whats worse is i didn't have a backup instrument or string available and we were being filmed. had to finish out the set limping along without that string. needless to say i was not happy. i do play pretty aggressively but every other type of string ive used can take it. this is the second set of DR string i've bought and the second set to screw up. they did sound great but for the cost you'd think they would be more reliable.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not a fan

By Sky carp

from Iowa

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Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Tone Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about DR Strings BKB-50 Black Beauty Heavy Bass Strings:

      I like the way they look but the tone qualities aren't very good and they have more finger noise than usual.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing strings

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about DR Strings BKB-50 Black Beauty Heavy Bass Strings:

      I was really skeptical about buying these strings at first, but wow they are amazing. I've never had a better set of strings.

       
      5.0

      new strings; a new sound

      By Mark G.

      from Visalia

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

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        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about DR Strings BKB-50 Black Beauty Heavy Bass Strings:

        The finish provides a good grip for more precise fretting. Also a nice funk tone without having to make any other adjustment. Really fun to play or just fool around with. Well worth the extra dough.

         
        5.0

        Perfect for a Duff McKagan Bass

        By Bass Phantom

        from Seattle

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        Comments about DR Strings BKB-50 Black Beauty Heavy Bass Strings:

        I put these on a Fender Artist Signature Series Duff McKagan Bass. They are awesome for that instrument. The coating is a bit touchy and you have to be careful running it through the saddle. I'm not sure if this was intended, but it seems the coating also acts to cut down on fret buzz. I personally like the tone these strings bring out of the Fender Duff Bass. I was looking for a bit of a growl and great bottom which this does for what I like to hear.

         
        5.0

        Best Strings Ever

        By ForeverAtLast

        from Brazil, IN

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        Comments about DR Strings BKB-50 Black Beauty Heavy Bass Strings:

        If you haven't played these strings on your bass you need to. They are the smoothest and best sounding strings I have played! Give them a shot. I promise you won't regret it!

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