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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."...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.


SPECIFICATIONS
  • 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 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not impressed

By GL

from NYC

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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.

    (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.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Stay very far away from these strings.

      By Groovy Produtions

      from Mesquite, NV

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      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.

      (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.

        (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.

          (1 of 6 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

               
              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 .

                 
                1.0

                Hated them!!

                By Big D

                from Brookville Pa.

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                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.

                     
                    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.

                       
                      1.0

                      JUST FOR LOOKS

                      By Spacey

                      from APACHE JUNCTION AZ

                      About Me Professional Musician

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

                      only for show

                       
                      5.0

                      cool blue is a cool string

                      By andrewgtrfrk

                      from Jefferson, TX

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

                      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

                          (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.

                            (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.

                              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Blue. :D

                              By Paww Pawww

                              from Belleview, Florida

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                              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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