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DR Strings Extra Life BKE7-9 Black Beauties Coated Light Electric Guitar Strings - 7 String Set   

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DRs EXTRA-Life Black Beauties offer guitar players a superior black coated string without sacrificing the crisp tone, clarity, and volume of traditio...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 03-20-2017

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K3T Black Beauties coated electric guitar strings on hexagonal core.

DRs EXTRA-Life Black Beauties offer guitar players a superior black 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 electric guitar strings and on the wrap wire for added protection.

DR's remarkable, and proprietary, patent pending K3T Technology Coating is the first coating that makes no apologies and no excuses. Players say these strings have less unwanted overtones, more volume, great clarity and articulation than standard uncoated strings. Yet, they provide the same protection against corrosion due to humidity and perspiration as well as the increased tonal life coated strings have come to be known for.

Guages 9-11-16-24-32-42, 52.

FEATURES
  • Gauges 9-11-16-24-32-42-52
  • The latest in coated technology for increased tonal life

Get extra life and improved playability from these black beauties. Order today.

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DR StringsExtra Life BKE7-9 Black Beauties Coated Light Electric Guitar Strings - 7 String Set
 
4.3

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4.0

Use these exclusively on my Schecter Loomis.

By Arsenal

from Rumford Maine

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DR Strings Extra Life BKE7-9 Black Beauties Coated Light Electric Guitar Strings - 7 String Set:

    I love these strings. They look great but that is just esthetic. They sound great right out of the and play really fast. The coating doesn't initially effect the tone quality but when they get worn from use it does deaden quite a bit. Use new ones if you're going to record.

     
    5.0

    Nice strings

    By david hoyt

    from MICH

    Comments about DR Strings Extra Life BKE7-9 Black Beauties Coated Light Electric Guitar Strings - 7 String Set:

    I love them. I have a modified Strat, single coil Rio grande pups. They give me the exact sound i want. Crisp twang on bass strings and creamy tones on the unwound strings. I dont need a coated string, but i tried these, and i was pleasantly surpised.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    decent strings but a bit short

    By Phil Wells

    from Minneapolis, MN

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    Comments about DR Strings Extra Life BKE7-9 Black Beauties Coated Light Electric Guitar Strings - 7 String Set:

    These strings sound great and I've used them in the past. I play a 7-string baritone guitar (28" scale length) and before they fit just fine on my guitar, but I don't know if DR has decided to shorten the strings or what. This new set that I got only allowed me 1 wrap around the tuning peg on the high B string and the high E string only got less than half a wrap so I can't tune the string to pitch without it slipping off.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Tone Killer

    By USCL13

    from Satan's Butt Crack, WV

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    Comments about DR Strings Extra Life BKE7-9 Black Beauties Coated Light Electric Guitar Strings - 7 String Set:

    I've had these strings for about one week, and in using them with my dean vendetta 7 string, i noticed quite a few problems. First off, the coating gives the clean tone a dull, and poppy sound, and the Distortion from my Grunge pedal is very weak while my D'adario strings were the exact opposite. I am truly unhappy with the sound that these strings give off. I cannot hit pinch harmonics, and the sustain is very poor. I would strongly advise NOT getting these strings. However, the color is pretty cool, and the technology they claim to have is quite impressive, even though they do not live up to expectation, or cost value. These strings are cool if you're not worried about sound, but what musician isn't? Poor performance.

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