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

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DR's EXTRA-Life strings offer bass players a superior black coated string without sacrificing the crisp tone, clarity, and volume of traditional DR H...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.


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

  • 40-60-80-100
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DR StringsBLACK BEAUTIES Coated 4-String Bass Light (40-100)
 
4.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Distinctive Bright Tone

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Maybe my tastes are changing ...

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...Read complete review

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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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

They're black and they're beautiful!!! ;)

By Ballbuster

from S Florida

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    Booooooooooing! ;)

     
    5.0

    DR Black beauties bass strings

    By Johnny Mac

    from Louisville kentucky

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

    I have 15 bass guitars I've always. Liked DR Stings but I can not think of a better sounding string ,,,,,and they feel nice on your fingers,,,,,,,,BLACK BEAUTIES,,,,,,,, THE ONLY STRING I WILL USE FOREVER

     
    5.0

    I would buy these again

    By Paul

    from undisclosed

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

    These sound good. They lose a little twang when they get a couple months old, but that happens with most strings. The black coating starts to wear off after 2 - 3 months. They sound pretty good though.

     
    5.0

    DR BLACK WIDOW STRINGS

    By Johnny Mac

    from Louisville kentucky

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      The greatest bass strings I've ever had,,,,,I now have 2 basses with These strings on them,,,,,,,now I want to put them on my 10 other basses

       
      5.0

      Black beauties

      By Johnny Mac

      from Louisville kentucky

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts

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

        Greatest string,,,,,,,I know what type string to go to

         
        4.0

        Distinctive Bright Tone

        By racrxtreme

        from Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        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.

         
        3.0

        Maybe my tastes are changing ...

        By Mike B

        from petaluma, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

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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.

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Black Beautie Bass Strings

          By Oscar T. Gonzales Jr.

          from San Antonio TX

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          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...

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love the new Ones

          By Michael A. White

          from Albuqerque, NM

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          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.

           
          3.0

          They're okay, But...

          By Bob-unvzc

          from Massachusetts

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          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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