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DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green Bass SuperStrings Medium 4-String  

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DR Strings

A vibrant string that glows.

DR NEON Strings are the second in DR's SuperStrings series. In natural light and stage light these strings sparkle brightly. Under ultraviolet black light, they appear to glow.

Made from nickel-plated steel, these super bright colors are designed to sound clear, bright and musical.


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DR StringsNEON Hi-Def Green Bass SuperStrings Medium 4-String
 
4.2

(based on 17 reviews)

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  • Good tone (3)

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    • Concerts (4)
    • Practicing (4)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Try these out!

    I decided to finally replace my year old set of dr sunbeams with these. This is my first set of coated strings from DR. I've liked their strings in the past but wasn't sure...Read complete review

    I decided to finally replace my year old set of dr sunbeams with these. This is my first set of coated strings from DR. I've liked their strings in the past but wasn't sure how the coating would effect their sound. I was also worried with bright green strings that they might be a gimmick for people to look cool if they don't care how they sound.Fortunately my worries were unwarranted. I have to say that these are the best strings I have tried so far. My only complaints with DR strings in the past are that the new ones are pretty rough and a bit too bright. Sliding on some brand new sunbeams is a good way to sand down your fingertips. I love the sound and feel of some well broken in DR's though. They lose all of that roughness and the highs mellow out a little.These strings with the new coating address those problems and play like some slightly broken in DR strings. They have all the punch and growl of normal brand new DR strings but are nice and smooth right out of the package. These strings make your bass sound like.. well, a bass. They have a perfect tonal balance, not too bright and tinny, and not too low and muddy. Just the right amount of growl, or punch, or bark, or whatever you want to call it.As for the color of them, it looks pretty amazing. I unfortunately don't have a black light to see them really light up, but you don't need one. Despite looking like they should, these strings don't actually glow in the dark which would be pretty cool. They are just a very vibrant color. They almost look like they are glowing under just normal lighting conditions. These would be a great way to stand out in your band. (until your guitarist sees them and gets some of his own.)The new coating seems to do its job well. Even having them rub on the metal of the bridge stringing them through none of the coating came off. The coating is nice and even along the entire length of the strings, no bare spots. I have played them for about 15+ hours fingerstyle and slap and the coating still looks brand new. I hear a pick is a little harder on coated strings but I have no experience there.Overall so far they look, sound, and feel amazing, everything I would want in bass strings. Admittedly I haven't played them long enough to see how the coating and sound will stand the test of time. So far I have had nothing but good things from DR strings and this is no exception.

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    Not bad had a few issues though

    Well I got these strings and they sounded great at first but after less than 8 hours of practice time (over a week) My 105 string broke.. yes my E broke, I...Read complete review

    Well I got these strings and they sounded great at first but after less than 8 hours of practice time (over a week) My 105 string broke.. yes my E broke, I will admit I was upset to no end, so I emailed DR about this and they sent out a replacement.
    At first i had some buzzing going on with the strings, but that slowly worked its way out over time. These strings are still rather new so only time will tell how well these strings will hold up. I play a grunge style using a pick and while I temproarily replaced the broken E with my extra set of rotosounds 105, I played pretty hard on the remaining strings to see if they would break and they held up great.
    I will say this though. after a while, the green coating will start to chip away from using a pick but thats is to be expected with coated strings.

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    4.0

    Nice touch to a quality string

    By Norm

    from Brooklyn, NY

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green Bass SuperStrings Medium 4-String:

      These strings are good quality without the added luminescent touch of green.

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      5.0

      All good like it oughta should....

      By Noodogs

      from East Tennessee

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      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green Bass SuperStrings Medium 4-String:

      Great product! Look and sound excellent!

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      5.0

      how green it is

      By bigai

      from Lamar Colorado

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            Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green Bass SuperStrings Medium 4-String:

            green screen for Halloween

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            3.0

            Not bad had a few issues though

            By MattSedlak

            from Pittsburgh PA

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            Pros

            • Color
            • Consistent
            • Sound

            Cons

            • Some Buzzing At First

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green Bass SuperStrings Medium 4-String:

            Well I got these strings and they sounded great at first but after less than 8 hours of practice time (over a week) My 105 string broke.. yes my E broke, I will admit I was upset to no end, so I emailed DR about this and they sent out a replacement.
            At first i had some buzzing going on with the strings, but that slowly worked its way out over time. These strings are still rather new so only time will tell how well these strings will hold up. I play a grunge style using a pick and while I temproarily replaced the broken E with my extra set of rotosounds 105, I played pretty hard on the remaining strings to see if they would break and they held up great.
            I will say this though. after a while, the green coating will start to chip away from using a pick but thats is to be expected with coated strings.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I love these strings

            By Firebird

            from Burbank, CA

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green Bass SuperStrings Medium 4-String:

              I bought an orange set for my 5 string bass, and really love the feel and sound. When I bought my green bass, I bought the green strings to go with it. I want to get other colors for my other basses, and maybe even for my guitar.

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              5.0

              No complaints about this string

              By Glenn12

              from Newport News, VA

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              Pros

              • Colorful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Fun

                Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green Bass SuperStrings Medium 4-String:

                I play several different basses and choose my bass for a gig based on my mood and what kind of show I'm doing. I have DR neons on two of my five basses and would put them on all of them if I didn't want some to look "normal". I bought the neons for their look and they really look good. I haven't experienced any of the flaking problems that some others have menioned. I don't use a pick but I pluck pretty hard much of the time.

                I have yellow and green right now but will likely get the other colors since I can swap out my strings on my Steinberger XT pretty easily. Just wish they made blue, purple, and some other colors and flatwounds would be sweet on my fretless axes.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Great Gimmick

                By Thomas Caja

                from Cleveland, OH

                Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green Bass SuperStrings Medium 4-String:

                DR NEON HiDef green bass SuperStrings medium 4-string review: ACTIVATE! These strings grab a LOT of attention from the peanut gallery, so prepare to get plenty of compliments (I was quite surprised to not get jeered by the old war horses; EVERYBODY loves these things). They glow quite well under a black light, but you'll need a lot of it to work; during one show, a single 20w bulb on my mic stand just couldn't compete with the relatively low stage lights it was up against.

                The strings don't sound particularly different from anything I've used in the past, and feel pretty good to the touch, but I had quite a bit of experience with Elixir bass and acoustic strings before hand, which have a similar texture. Just be warned that these don't feel like metal at all. I had my first set of these for about 8 months before my E string (really?!) broke, right down at the bridge over the saddle. I was miffed, but I was impressed enough with the strings to order a second set. The wear and tear on the coating wasn't really that bad, and I use a pick 80% of the time. So yeah, buy these if you want a really great gimmick that's surprisingly functional.

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                4.0

                Flashy, Yet Not High Quality

                Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green Bass SuperStrings Medium 4-String:

                The strings are very cool when you put them on, and even in broad daylight, they stick out and look very nice. The back of the pack that you recieve them in says that they last longer than other normal stringa and that the neon coating won't chip off; yes, then no. They did last a while, but the coating started chipping off just above the pickups on the 2nd strings a few days in. It never really got much worse than that though. Also, they are a little duller than most other strings and don't have the same metallic feeling you could get with other strings. Still, besides these downsides, they look very cool, glow under a good amount of black light, and I will probably use these at a few indoor shows. Don't use them as your go-to strings, but they have their uses.

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Time does tell!!!

                By Frobie

                from Findlay, Ohio

                Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green Bass SuperStrings Medium 4-String:

                Well, this is an update to the review that I wrote in February. After playing with these strings for only 5 gigs and some hours of practice I noticed that the strings were unravelling at the bridge and showed signs of damage. I tuned my bass to play for awhile and before I could begin playing the D string broke at the ball end and the outer winding just unravelled! I am very upset that these strings didn't last longer- especially for what they cost!I WILL NOT buy anything made by DR again! I will go back to my trusted Ernie Ball strings and not look back. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THESE!

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                5.0

                Cool Strings great sound

                By HerveyArt

                from Wilmington NC

                Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green Bass SuperStrings Medium 4-String:

                I got a set of these on my lizard P bass....really great visual effect. Haven't had them on long enough to accurately tell durability, but already played a few gigs and they sound great! I will buy more.

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