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DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Coated 4-String Bass Light (40-100)  

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Advanced black coating for EXTRA-Life and Protection.

DR's EXTRA-Life 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, the thinnest coating DR knows of.


 

BLACK BEAUTIES Coated 4-String Bass Light (40-100) Specifications:

  • 40-60-80-100
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DR StringsBLACK BEAUTIES Coated 4-String Bass Light (40-100)
 
3.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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4.0

Distinctive Bright Tone

By racrxtreme

from Ohio

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Ease Of Playing
  • Good Tone
  • Great Flexability
  • Lighter Tension

Cons

  • Must Install Carefully

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Coated 4-String Bass Light (40-100):

These strings are not for everyone but if you like a bright distinctive tone, great flexability and low tension they are great! Awesome on my Ric and G&L ASAT. Low tension improved action and gave a great light touch. I would say that these are not for you if you like a firm string or are playing big, heavy metal but you never know.

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3.0

Maybe my tastes are changing ...

By Mike B

from petaluma, CA

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Pros

  • Feel Good Super Slinky
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Loss Of "secret Recipe"
  • Not Consistent

Best Uses

    Comments about DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Coated 4-String Bass Light (40-100):

    I used to LOVE DR Blackbeauties and used them exclusively. I used them on recordings and live and the tone was amazing as was the feel. I then switched to Ernie Ball Super Slinky's for the more piano tone.
    I missed the DR Blackbeauties after a few years so I bought three sets. Something was lacking. It seemed the "secret recipe" had been altered and the "zest" was gone. They sounded dead right out of the package. I sent them back and got new ones free of charge and the new ones were just as lackluster. I will wait to try them again.

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    1.0

    Black Beautie Bass Strings

    Comments about DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Coated 4-String Bass Light (40-100):

    Great string, my grandfather use to play these strings on his bass, and I knew that I wanted those exact srings on my bass, so I ordered them. They are sleek and smooth on the fingers alot better compare to other strings. I would recomend alot of these strings to other musicians besides bass players. You will be seeing me order some more like these in the near future...

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    5.0

    Love the new Ones

    By Michael A. White

    from Albuqerque, NM

    Comments about DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Coated 4-String Bass Light (40-100):

    I've been playing Dr's only colors from 2004 and have always had a great set. At first a string is a string,but after putting them on and playing and hearing them I was sold. Of course U got to clean then like all strings I have a pair of Black Butes on my 05 Jazz and they have been on for about 5 months and now I'll change them,guess it depends on how much and long U play, I've played Roto's D'As but go back to Dr's I'm Home.

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    3.0

    They're okay, But...

    By Bob-unvzc

    from Massachusetts

    Comments about DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Coated 4-String Bass Light (40-100):

    I have had 2 sets of these strings.They are good for about a month, but to me they go dead quickly. They were bright for about 2 months of playing then went dead. In my experience uncoated stings will get me around 4 months, and a set of elixir strings got me about a years worth of brightness (probably more if i didn't have to take them off one bass and put it on the other, wearing the coating) But overall the tone they have is a bit dull, but they last for a while. They're worth a try, but they're not for everyone

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    5.0

    Best Bass Strings EVER !!!

    By Mike B

    from petaluma, CA

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    Comments about DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Coated 4-String Bass Light (40-100):

    I can't believe I'm the first to write a review on these strings. They are WAY too good to go unnoticed.I play hard. I abuse my stings. Period. How good are these strings ?? After FOUR months of playing hard EVERY DAY they still sound almost new !!!!I love the .40-.100's . They are soft, and easy to play. Tons of low end growl, and crispy highs too.I will probably never use any other strings.

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