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DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings   

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Gauges 45-105. Black Beauties are the latest in coated technology. The wire is precoated in black before winding for extra life and protection. DR Bl...Read More

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Fast and smooth with black precoated wire.

Gauges 45-105. Black Beauties are the latest in coated technology. The wire is precoated in black before winding for extra life and protection. DR Black Beauties are fast and smooth.

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  • Gauges 45-105
  • Black precoated wire

String up your bass with these beauties and get ready to be impressed.

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DR StringsBlack Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings
 
4.3

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Killer tone with Black Beauties

I have played since 83' but have never traversed into the world of bass strings besides typical nickel or steel strings. They sound great. I then bought a new bass and broke a...Read complete review

I have played since 83' but have never traversed into the world of bass strings besides typical nickel or steel strings. They sound great. I then bought a new bass and broke a string tuning it up. It was a black Warwick Vampyre. Went in search of new strings and found DR Black Beauties. Wow - I am happy I did. I now have them on my Dark Lord and my Thumb. Incredible black shinning appearance and great tone. Somewhere between full rounds and flats. I say that only because they are coated which dull's the tone just a bit. But for metal it's a compliment actually because you can sound heavy with a smaller string. I love these and will most likely never play anything else! Enjoy....

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wishing i had bought Elixirs instead

My Ibanez Protege came with Elixirs which I loved, but when it came time to replace them, I bought a set of these DR Black Beauties instead. Boy, do I wish I had...Read complete review

My Ibanez Protege came with Elixirs which I loved, but when it came time to replace them, I bought a set of these DR Black Beauties instead. Boy, do I wish I had not done that.Here's why:1. The black coating will come off/wear off and be noticable in a few weeks, even if you play with your fingers and not a pick.2. I am now afraid to clean my strings with rubbing alcohol, or anything, less it accelerate the black coating's demise.3. If you do any kind of sliding between notes when you play, such as is heard in the song Badge by Cream, you can literally burn your finger with the heat generated by the black coating and the friction of the slide. It's an unusual side effect that does not happen with the Elixirs.4. These strings look cool, sound fine, but the Elixirs are better strings for the same price and last longer.I am a bassist with 35 years experience, who normally plays classic rock, rock or jazz with RW strings.Iwish I had never bought this brand, but had purchased the Elixir Nanoweb strings instead. They're outstanding strings.

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4.0

Don't buy the guitar version

By 

from Saginaw, MI

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • On A Bass
    • Practicing

    Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

    The bass strings are good. Nothing wrong yet. They've retained their tone and brightness, and the coating has stayed on

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    4.0

    Nice set of deep, dark strings

    By 

    from Thousand Oaks, CA

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    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Killer Looks
    • Stay In Tune Forever
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

      I was a dedicated Dean Markley Blue Steel player, but recently switched to these based on a saleman's recommendation. They look great, but more importantly add that deep tone I was looking for (I play a Jackson JS3 Concert Bass which already has a deep tone). They do wear in places where the pick and fingers strike, but this has not changed their sound. And did I mention that they look sick on a Red Quilt bass with black hardware?

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      4.0

      Good....but

      By 

      from Tucson AZ

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Not Consistent

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

      Having used DR strings for years, I thought I would go with the Black Beauties for my Green and Black Tobias.. The look is fantastic, the feel of the strings reminds me of elixirs, However, as others have previously posted, I experienced 2 of the strings being more 'dead' than the other 2. The G and D strings had a tone similar to my old fat beams, while the A and E had noticeably more brightness to them. I contacted DR directly. They were very apologetic and are sending me a new set. So far hasn't soiled their reputation with me.

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      5.0

      love them

      By 

      from toms river n.j.

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • After Reading About Them
      • And Om My God Was I
      • Awesome
      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • I Bought These Strings
      • Impressed The Sound
      • Long Life
      • Strong
      • The Power And Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

        great strings as far as I am concerned

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        1.0

        A disaster

        By 

        from Racine,Wisconsin

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Consistent

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

          Fitted a new set on to my Warwick Streamer bass and the sound was awful. The G string was totally dead, the D string brighter but still not as bright as my previous set which were years old. The A string was again dull but not as dull as the G string and the E string was similar to the A string. All told a very disappointing experience. DR need to check their QC these string were all over the place in terms of tone consistency. Now I have to go to the hassle of getting my money refunded. What a nightmare!

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          5.0

          WoW what a product. Thank you DR

          By 

          from Central Florida

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Amazing Sound For Coated
          • Beautiful Strings
          • Bright Easy To Play
          • Consistent
          • Easy on fingers
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Need I Say More
          • Quality Sound
          • Stays In Tune Longer
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Be Careful When Restrin
          • But Just Use Extra Care
          • Its Worth The Effort
          • You Can Scratch The Coati

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Great In Any Venue
          • Practicing

          Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

          There are many great sounding strings in the markets today. I think your own taste and experience with using them for your particular axe is a choice each one of us make. But we also look at what other musicians have to say about the products they use and the guality they receive. I can honesty say that DR coated strings are not only a new concept in string design but will amaze you how great they play and sound. From the first beat to the last you will not be disappointed. I have a Peavey PBass full scale and a short scale, all I can say is thanks DR keep up the good work.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Sound and Look great !

          By 

          from Cave City Ky

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Look Great
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

            Provides great tone and easy playing along with a nice look.

            Comment on this review

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Killer tone with Black Beauties

            By 

            from Oklahoma

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Killer Looks
            • Smooth Feel For Rounds

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

                I have played since 83' but have never traversed into the world of bass strings besides typical nickel or steel strings. They sound great. I then bought a new bass and broke a string tuning it up. It was a black Warwick Vampyre. Went in search of new strings and found DR Black Beauties. Wow - I am happy I did. I now have them on my Dark Lord and my Thumb. Incredible black shinning appearance and great tone. Somewhere between full rounds and flats. I say that only because they are coated which dull's the tone just a bit. But for metal it's a compliment actually because you can sound heavy with a smaller string. I love these and will most likely never play anything else! Enjoy....

                Comment on this review

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great sound, feel and look!

                By 

                from Flint, MI

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                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Great Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

                Maybe I've lived a sheltered life but these are the nicest strings I've had on my bass so far.

                Comment on this review

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Beautiful strings

                By 

                from Kingman, AZ

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Look Great Sound Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

                    These strings play as good as they look

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