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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)
 
2.4

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

25%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor tone quality (5)

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Professional musician (5)

      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

      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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          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.

            Comment on this review

            (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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              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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                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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                  1.0

                  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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                    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    DOA

                    By spacey

                    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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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Not impressed

                        By GL

                        from NYC

                        About Me Experienced

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                        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.

                          Comment on this review

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Blue. :D

                          By Paww Pawww

                          from Belleview, Florida

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

                          I just got these bad boys today and put them on my guitar. The guy below is right about how they sound lifeless. But, when I used them with my little tiny 15W amp and DanElectro Metal. They came straight to life with some of the most beautiful bends ever.

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                          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Stay very far away from these strings.

                          By Stratoblaster--FlUM

                          from mesquite, NV

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

                          Plain and simple, they are dead and lifeless when you put them on straight out of the package. It is true what they claim....they do hold their string life for a long time.....they start out dead and lifeless and they stay that way. Go with Elixir strings. They are the only ones who have this coating process down pat. These are pretty, sure....but worthless otherwise.

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