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DR Strings Black Beauties Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings   

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Gauges 12-54. Black Beauties are the latest in coated technology. The wire is precoated in black before winding for extra life and protection. DR Bla...Read More

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Black coated phosphor bronze for extra life and protection.

Gauges 12-54. 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 12-54
  • Precoated wire
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DR StringsBlack Beauties Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
3.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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25%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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Cons

  • Poor tone quality (3)

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2.0

Not for a carbon fiber guitar

By JT

from VA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Not Consistent
    • Poor Tone Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I like coated phosphor bronze strings. Have used Elixirs forever. I tried these on a carbon fiber guitar because they were black, and I will admit I wanted to look cool with an entirely black stage guitar. These strings have no bottom end and are thin, tinny, and very midrange forward. I had them on my guitar for three days (3 gigs) and the black coating was already worn off over the sound hole. The coating itself is not smooth and consistent either. I could feel burrs all over the wound strings. I didn't like these strings at all.

       
      5.0

      Brought life back to my Paramount guitar

      By BobD

      from Palm Bay Fl

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I usually use jazz strings on my acoustic but decided to try these. They really sound good on my Paramount guitar which was made around 1940.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Just doesn't stand up in tone or quality

        By Bcoluccio

        from Corning, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Tone Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            unimpressed. Bought them for the color against my plain black fret board. Looked cool when they went on, but had the strange effect of feeling thick, yet sounding tinny. Coating comes off pretty fast over the sound hole even with a light pick. Don't know how long they would have lasted because I changed them to a set of elixers after a week.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            No good

            By Sal

            from Winona, Minnesota

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • None

            Cons

            • Poor Tone Quality

            Best Uses

            • Cheese cutter

            Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I put these on my new HD-28V and they are the worst sounding acoustic strings I have ever tried. I Threw them in the trash. Muddy sounding and dead.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            DR Black Beauties

            By Eddie Slinger

            from San Francisco

            Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            All good !
            It's true, these strings sound better,than uncoated strings ,have a great feel and look.
            First time I have used these, but going by past experience with DR, they will most likely get a 10

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