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DR Strings Cool Blue Coated Electric Strings Lite (9-42)   

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The K3 Coating on DR Strings' Cool Blue Electric Strings is the first coating that players report, "sounds as good or better than uncoated strings."...Read More

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Blue coated electric guitar strings on a hexagonal core.

The K3 Coating on DR Strings' Cool Blue Electric Strings is the first coating that players report, "sounds as good or better than uncoated strings." DR's remarkable, proprietary K3 Technology Coating is the first coating that makes no apologies and no excuses for not delivering sound equal to uncoated strings. Players have remarked that these strings have more volume, less unwanted overtones, greater clarity and articulation then standard, uncoated strings. Yet, they provide the same protection due to corrosion and perspiration as well as increased tone life that coated strings are known for.


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Cool Blue Coated Electric Strings Lite (9-42)

  • 9, 11, 16, 24, 32, 42
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DR StringsCool Blue Coated Electric Strings Lite (9-42)
 
2.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

25%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (3)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (7)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

cool blue is a cool string

the inconsistent reviews scared me but i thought, what the heck, they are just strings...and haven't seen such coloured strings before- whoa, they are fun to play and sound good...Read complete review

the inconsistent reviews scared me but i thought, what the heck, they are just strings...and haven't seen such coloured strings before- whoa, they are fun to play and sound good too. definitely a nice change of pace and i guess they color protects the string

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not impressed

I use Elixir strings religously but wanted to experiment with other brands and tried the Cool Blues. They sounded great when I strung up the guitar but after a day or two, very quickly...Read complete review

I use Elixir strings religously but wanted to experiment with other brands and tried the Cool Blues. They sounded great when I strung up the guitar but after a day or two, very quickly rusted out over the course of a few hour playing session. They became dull and lifeless in no time. Very disappointing as I would have expected this issue with non-coated strings and not coated strings.

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5.0

Great Deal

By Gravano

from Canada

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about DR Strings Cool Blue Coated Electric Strings Lite (9-42):

    I use a Strat modified from the 80's than can get a little thin . These strings take a little high end off and my tone has improved . I use Floyd Rose both down and up and stays in tune and I get long life .

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    1.0

    Hated them!!

    By Big D

    from Brookville Pa.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Breaks Easy
      • Not Consistent
      • Poor Tone Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about DR Strings Cool Blue Coated Electric Strings Lite (9-42):

        Worst strings I ever bought! Very inconsistent volume, poor tone, break easy!! I've been playing over 40 years, they did look though.

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        2.0

        dead on arrival

        By Jusjaxin

        from jacksonville fl

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Tone Quality
          • Sound Dead

          Best Uses

          • Replacement For A Brolen

          Comments about DR Strings Cool Blue Coated Electric Strings Lite (9-42):

          Very disappointed in sound and feel. The coating comes off in the picking area quickly.

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          1.0

          JUST FOR LOOKS

          By Spacey

          from APACHE JUNCTION AZ

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Comments about DR Strings Cool Blue Coated Electric Strings Lite (9-42):

          only for show

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          5.0

          cool blue is a cool string

          By andrewgtrfrk

          from Jefferson, TX

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about DR Strings Cool Blue Coated Electric Strings Lite (9-42):

              the inconsistent reviews scared me but i thought, what the heck, they are just strings...and haven't seen such coloured strings before- whoa, they are fun to play and sound good too. definitely a nice change of pace and i guess they color protects the string

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Don't waste your time!

              By mr1manband

              from nashville, tennessee

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

                Cons

                • Coating Lasted An Hour
                • Doesn't Stay In Tune
                • Not Consistent

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about DR Strings Cool Blue Coated Electric Strings Lite (9-42):

                A great idea! Doesn't stay in tune on my strat. coating started breaking off after an hour of playing.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Look better than they sound!

                By Guitardogg

                from NorCal

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Really Looked Cool

                Cons

                • Poor Tone Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DR Strings Cool Blue Coated Electric Strings Lite (9-42):

                  I really wanted to like these strings, they look great. They didn't sound good on my Strat. They didn't "feel" right either. To be fair, that may be partly due to the fact they were 9's and I ususally use 10's on my Strat.

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                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice Sngs

                  By LawMan5643

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts

                    Comments about DR Strings Cool Blue Coated Electric Strings Lite (9-42):

                    Great strings for the price.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Didn't Like Them

                    By Snuggs

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Color Was Nice

                    Cons

                    • Color Wore Off Quickly
                    • Poor Tone Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about DR Strings Cool Blue Coated Electric Strings Lite (9-42):

                      They sounded dull from the second I put them on. After 2 practice sessions, the color was almost gone from part of the strings. I use DR Tite Fits regularly, so I didn't expect to be this disappointed in DR Strings. I went back to Tite Fits after 2 days.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Terrible! What a waste of time...

                      By Fingers

                      from Tampa Bay

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Breaks Easy
                        • Poor Tone Quality
                        • Very Brittle

                        Best Uses

                        • None

                        Comments about DR Strings Cool Blue Coated Electric Strings Lite (9-42):

                        The high E broke before I could get it tuned! I would not waste my time with these even if they were free.

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