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DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Taper Coated 4-String Bass Heavy (50-110)  

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DR Strings

Advanced black coating for EXTRA-Life and Protection over taper cores.

DR's EXTRA-Life strings offer bass players superior black coated strings 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.

Contemporary bass players, as well as bass makers, who demand a taper core string to enable modern bass playing techniques, will be delighted by the superior performance Taper Core bass strings deliver. Today's 4, 5 and 6-string bass players searching for increased stability in the lower registers will find great clarity and definition with DR's tapered bass strings. DR Taper Cores use a single wrap around the core as the narrow winding passes over the bridge.


 

BLACK BEAUTIES Taper Coated 4-String Bass Heavy (50-110) Specifications:

  • 50, 70, 90, 110
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DR StringsBLACK BEAUTIES Taper Coated 4-String Bass Heavy (50-110)
 
3.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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5.0

Best Strings I have ever used

By sjsmicmack

from Anniston Al.

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Great
  • Long Life

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Church

Comments about DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Taper Coated 4-String Bass Heavy (50-110):

I have been using DR Black Beauties for more than 12 years and would not use any thing else. The first set lasted for about 8 years with no loss of tone or sound. These are by far the best strings I have found.

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4.0

good tone,but color coating wear's fast

By smallaxe

from calumet city,il

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Taper Coated 4-String Bass Heavy (50-110):

    been deciding on purchasing these strings for some time now,finally i did and i'm very satisfied.i will soon be ordering second set for backup .

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good look and wear resistance, bad tone

    By Trevor Reed

    from College Station, Texas

    Comments about DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Taper Coated 4-String Bass Heavy (50-110):

    Great for looking good, but bad for getting the perfect sound, unless you're looking for a flat sound.
    I used these for around 6 months and the black never wore from the top of the string. It did wear off the back of the string wear it touched every fret, so that was interesting looking.
    The black coating is great and looks cool, but it lacks good tone. I was trying to get a good punchy tone with my bass and could never find it with these. The tone is pretty muddy, you cant get any good pops from the speakers when slapping the bass with these strings.
    They didn't ever break and the black stayed true, but the tone wasn't there.

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    2.0

    DR Black Beauties

    By Jeff David

    from Massachusetts

    Comments about DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Taper Coated 4-String Bass Heavy (50-110):

    I have to admit the black strings look pretty cool. The winding doesn't start for a couple of inches past the ball end making them easy to install. But the feel is sort of plastic. They feel like nylon strings and even a little squeaky. And the sound is not bright at all and a bit dull. The worst thing is that there are overtones above the 12th fret making them almost useless.
    I have to admit the black strings look pretty cool. The winding doesn't start for a couple of inches past the ball end making them easy to install. But the feel is sort of plastic. They feel like nylon strings and even a little squeaky. I found the sound to be a bit dull. But the worst thing is that there are overtones above the 12th fret. That makes them almost useless!
    There are overtones above the 12th fret. Is that because I got a bad set or installed them incorrectly? I don't think so.
    The price is good but they aren't usable!

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    1.0

    Review of Black Beauties

    By Clem Daugherty

    from North Carolina

    Comments about DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Taper Coated 4-String Bass Heavy (50-110):

    The coating is very poor on the string that I received. I don't care for them and I didn't get what I thought I was ordering. I thought that I was getting coated strings that is easy on your fingers and don't make the sliding sound when moving up and down the strings. These strings are very poor quality.

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    5.0

    best strings ive ever used

    By JohnTFF

    from Holstein, IA

    Comments about DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Taper Coated 4-String Bass Heavy (50-110):

    great strings. they really last close to forever without getting that "rubbery" feel or sound with age. having used both pick techniques and finger plucking, these strings stand the test of time and durability. my first set i bought in november and lasted until june. im on my second set right now and they are still going strong. i know it seems unnatural to last this long but they do without any sound or feel difference over time. when i put on my second set of these my bass sounded exactly the same as the first. whether you use a pick or pluck, the paint still comes off where you pluck but its not noticeable unless you're up close. and these sound great from drop D to drop B tuning (since my band switched tuning). very very good buy!

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