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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.


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

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DR StringsBLACK BEAUTIES Coated 4-String Bass Light (40-100)
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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

By Ballbuster

from S Florida

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    Booooooooooing! ;)

    (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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

     
    5.0

    YES

    By MICHAEL O. SMITH

    from 14807 TULIP DRIVE, TAMPA, FLORIDA 33613

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      I HAVE ORDERED A LOT OF ITEMS FROM MUSICIAN'S FRIEND AND CONGRATULATE YOU ON A FINE STAFF OF SALES REPS THAT GO THE EXTRA MILE WITH COURTEOUS AND INFORMATIVE
      SERVICE. GREAT COMPANY, GREAT PEOPLE !! THANKS MUSICIAN'S FRIEND !!

       
      5.0

      DR Black beauties bass strings

      By Johnny Mac

      from Louisville kentucky

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      Verified Buyer

      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

        Verified Buyer

        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

          See all my reviews

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          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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