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DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 5-String Bass Strings  

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Gauges 45-125. 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 45-125. 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 45-125
  • Precoated wire

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

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DR StringsBlack Beauties Medium 5-String Bass Strings
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Decent not perfect

So far I like them; they're not the ultimate string but they're really good strings and have more of a vanity appeal than anything else.
Overall good strings, decent life...they look...Read complete review

So far I like them; they're not the ultimate string but they're really good strings and have more of a vanity appeal than anything else.
Overall good strings, decent life...they look REALLY COOL. They don't have that weird slimey feeling that you get with most coated strings.
Last quite a while and the coating stays put on the strings (doesn't flake off like the neon strings that are just painted)
They're a little pricey, I'm on my 3rd set and I'm trying to decide whether the slight extension on string life (and again the super groovey appearence) is worth shelling out the extra money. I definately got more life out of the elixirs.

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Don't Last, Don't waste your money

I've been trying to figure out why everyone is so keen to these strings...I've tried several sets of High Beems, Low Riders, and now I tried 3 different sets of the coated...Read complete review

I've been trying to figure out why everyone is so keen to these strings...I've tried several sets of High Beems, Low Riders, and now I tried 3 different sets of the coated strings, 2 peacock blues and this set of Black Beauties. 1 out of the 3 sets is a good set, the other 2 died in the first 10 days of use. The other is just now going dead after about a month. I play about 2 times a week I have 9 basses so they don't get played 24/7 or even every week. The black set were the worst. I've always played DM Blue Steel's and that's what I'm going back to. The DR Blacks get a sticky film on them and I have even tried to clean it off to no avail. Don't waste your money on these. I've been playing 30 years and I can tell you "Handmade" is not always a good thing especially with strings. You never know what your going to get!

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5.0

Love It!

By KeepitBassy

from Raleigh, NC

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

    I loved it the moment I put them on. They're very clear and they produce a great to. Although I recommend using string lubricant to get a better feel after couple of uses. But overall, I still love them!

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Decent not perfect

    Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

    So far I like them; they're not the ultimate string but they're really good strings and have more of a vanity appeal than anything else.
    Overall good strings, decent life...they look REALLY COOL. They don't have that weird slimey feeling that you get with most coated strings.
    Last quite a while and the coating stays put on the strings (doesn't flake off like the neon strings that are just painted)
    They're a little pricey, I'm on my 3rd set and I'm trying to decide whether the slight extension on string life (and again the super groovey appearence) is worth shelling out the extra money. I definately got more life out of the elixirs.

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Cool Look

    By Dave-Bass

    from Fort Myers, FL

    Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

    I've read people disliking the fact the color is pilling off after a few plays... If you use a guitar pick don't cry asking why the black coating is getting off. They're a little pricy but if you wanna look cool, you gotta pay the price. Randy Armstrong from R3D uses the red devils on his 5 string Peavey Cirrus, they just don't look awesome but the bass looks beautiful (being a 100% black bass, including the neck) and they sound great. I'm expecting my brand new bass to come next week from my personal luthier's shop, a 5 string Pavel J Pro Bass and can't wait to try this beauties on my beast. If you play finger style, you'll find no problem with the color getting off the string, anyway, I've learned to change strings at least once a month or every two months (to avoid bad sound and to keep a straight neck all the time)
    These babies look really cool. A friend of mine just installed these on a MM J Bass and they look awesome. It's also cool they're coated...
    I tried them on a J Bass before and they felt fantastic...
    Unfortunately they are way too expensive, maybe because of the color or because they're hand made, the price doesn't help with the competition...

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    3.0

    Don't Last, Don't waste your money

    By rarebasses

    from SW Missouri

    Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

    I've been trying to figure out why everyone is so keen to these strings...I've tried several sets of High Beems, Low Riders, and now I tried 3 different sets of the coated strings, 2 peacock blues and this set of Black Beauties. 1 out of the 3 sets is a good set, the other 2 died in the first 10 days of use. The other is just now going dead after about a month. I play about 2 times a week I have 9 basses so they don't get played 24/7 or even every week. The black set were the worst. I've always played DM Blue Steel's and that's what I'm going back to. The DR Blacks get a sticky film on them and I have even tried to clean it off to no avail. Don't waste your money on these. I've been playing 30 years and I can tell you "Handmade" is not always a good thing especially with strings. You never know what your going to get!

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth It

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

    I got these few days ago to replace my default/ stock strings of my affinity p bass. let alone the black strings, which look amazing on my black and white p bass, its tones are actually more expressive than I've expected. I think that every one is ought to try these once in his life time before determining what strings to stick with.

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    4.0

    Very good strings

    By Crispy1020

    from Morrison, IL

    Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

    I have used these strings for over a year now and am very happy with them. Two of my three basses use DR coated strings and they both sound great. The color does wear off slightly, and colored strings are not for everyone, however they last a long time and are a value for their price.

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    5.0

    Live and Die by DR

    By remxxxxxx

    from Detroit MI

    Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

    Yeah, the the color can wear off after a little bit, wich is sad, but if you are playing them then of course that will happen! Basses aren't for art, they are for playing! Been playing these bad boys for years, and I couldn't be more happy. Great sound. Flexible tone. Just awesome strings!

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    5.0

    wow what a difference!

    Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

    wow what a difference! i changed from my stock strings and these look and sound great! recorded they have way more pop and sustain than other strings. the black really adds to my bass being it has all black hardware.

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    2.0

    These suck really bad!

    By Robert-hmeRa

    from West Palm Beach, FL

    Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

    I have only had these strings for two months and they look cool, but the finish started coming off after the first three nights, they sound dull and I just broke the A string! I have only broken 2 or three G strings when I first started playing bass trying to learn how to slap. Breaking a string never happens to me! These strings are expensive and they are very very poor quality, I will never buy DR again!

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    5.0

    BEST TONE

    Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

    I got these because my teacher recommended Dr's and I liked coated strings, so it seemed perfect. THESE STRINGS ARE SO SWEET! They have great tone, and last a really long time, also they last a really long time, I highly recommend them. I was once crazy for Elixers but now I am crazy for DR!

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