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

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DRs EXTRA-Life strings offer players a superior blue coated string without sacrificing the crisp tone, clarity, and volume of traditional DR HandMade...Read More

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Blue coated electric guitar strings on a hexagonal core.

DRs EXTRA-Life strings offer players a superior blue coated string without sacrificing the crisp tone, clarity, and volume of traditional DR HandMade Strings. EXTRA-Life is a super thin advanced .0003" coating on the plain strings and on the wrap wire. Advanced coating for EXTRA-Life and Protection.


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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)
 
2.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

20%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (6)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7)

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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2.0

dead on arrival

By 

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 

    from APACHE JUNCTION AZ

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          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 

          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

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Don't waste your time!

              By 

              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.

                Comment on this review

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Look better than they sound!

                By 

                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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nice Sngs

                  By 

                  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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                    1.0

                    Didn't Like Them

                    By 

                    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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                      1.0

                      Terrible! What a waste of time...

                      By 

                      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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                        (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        DOA

                        By 

                        from apache junction az

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Poor Tone Quality

                          Best Uses

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

                            these are not strings they are a decoration

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                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Not impressed

                            By 

                            from NYC

                            About Me Experienced

                            Ask me a question

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Cool Color

                            Cons

                            • Poor Tone Quality
                            • Short life

                            Best Uses

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

                              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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