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DR Strings DSB-45 Dragon Skin Coated Medium 4-String Bass Strings  

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  • Gauges 45-65-85-105
  • Increased volume with greater clarity
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The first coated strings that are actually louder than uncoated strings.

DR Strings Dragon Skin strings have a proprietary patent pending coating from K3 Technology Coating that makes them the first coated strings that “sound as good or better than uncoated strings.”

DR's K3 Technology Coating is the first coating that makes no apologies and no excuses for not delivering sound equal to uncoated strings. Players say that these strings have more volume, less unwanted overtones, greater clarity and articulation than standard, uncoated strings. Yet, they provide the same protection from corrosion and perspiration as well as increased tone life that coated strings are known for.

DR Handmade Strings combine old fashioned craftsmanship with the very finest American made materials.

Gauges 45-65-85-105.


  • Gauges 45-65-85-105
  • Increased volume with greater clarity

Gain volume, clarity, and long life in one. Order today.

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DR StringsDSB-45 Dragon Skin Coated Medium 4-String Bass Strings

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Don't Buy

By Jaco Bass Mon

from Nixa, Mo

About Me Professional Musician

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  • Fit Well


  • Don't Last Long At All
  • G String Sounded Plastic
  • Poor Tone Quality

Best Uses

  • Anything Other Than Bass
  • Hanging Yourself

Comments about DR Strings DSB-45 Dragon Skin Coated Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

These strings had all the promise of being my new favorite bass strings. Boy was I wrong! They sounded plastic-ey right out of the box.. with a little zing to them so I wasn't too disappointed. But after about a week they went straight dead only after playing them a couple of times.. And since they are coated, there was no way to renew the life of them.. Waste of money.. If you want coated strings, Buy elixers.. I'm going back to my Fodera Nickel Light 5's.. Best strings out there.. They sure last longer than these.. AND you can renew the life of them with some techniques..

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By Danny

from New Orleans, LA

About Me Professional Musician


  • Consistent
  • Feels great
  • Good Tone
  • Tight


  • None

Best Uses

  • Rock

Comments about DR Strings DSB-45 Dragon Skin Coated Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

I normally play DR HI BEAMS 45's, just by accident the DR Dragon Skins were sent to me. So, I gave them a shot and I was totally shocked by the high volume output that was coming out of my amp. The feel of the strings had a nice tightness about them that made my bass a joy to play. I would have never bought coated strings until now, I'm SOLD!


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