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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 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Long life (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (11)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice set of deep, dark 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...Read complete review

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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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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5.0

Dr black beauties

By Johnny Mac

from Louisville kentucky

Verified Buyer

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

Very nice I have 17 basses,,,,,,and I'm putting them on at lest 8 of them

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5.0

Lives up to its name

By Griffin

from Saint Paul, MN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Slap

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

    These are my personal favorite strings. On top of just being flat out sexy, these strings sound fantastic. My professor reccodmended these to me, I had my doubts but I was NOT disappointed. I'm playing every day for hours, the last time I strung my bass was almost 4 months ago and they still sound brand spankin' new!

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    4.0

    Good strings

    By Uncle Jesse

    from Belgrade, MT

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      Overall they are really good strings. Sound sharp and tight. The black coating is a little strange in regard to the texture. If you slide really fast you can give your self a burn. Otherwise I dig them and they look great on a blacked out bass.

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      4.0

      I would buy these again

      By Sojourner

      from Brick, NJ

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts

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

        having always used flatwounds, these were a leap for me, but worth the risk. The sound is definitely punchier, and "bigger" for lack of a better word. Practicing is a little tough, at least right out of the box, due to finger noise. I hear that lessens with time though, and plugged in and amped they sound great.

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        4.0

        Don't buy the guitar version

        By Ironjrod

        from Saginaw, MI

        About Me Experienced

        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 Scott

          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 KW in Tucson

            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 skewkie

            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 kuleboy

              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 BassMan

                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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