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DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green SuperStrings Medium Electric Guitar Strings  

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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 SuperStrings Medium Electric Guitar Strings
 
3.0

(based on 24 reviews)

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DR Neon Green Guitar Strings

As a music student, I do quite a bit of playing every day, and I must say that the DR Neon Green guitar strings (or any of their colors, for that matter),...Read complete review

As a music student, I do quite a bit of playing every day, and I must say that the DR Neon Green guitar strings (or any of their colors, for that matter), are pretty much as awesome as they look (which is pretty awesome).These strings glow under a blacklight, and look pretty darn good under regular stage lighting, too. Of course they'll flake after a lot of hard playing, but this really only occurs where you're pick/fingers are striking the strings. Overall I'd say that the coating is on there pretty well, especially on the low strings.There's no discernible difference in sound quality between the Neons and other DR strings (which always sound great), such as the DDTs or the Pure Blues. You can obviously feel the difference between a non-coated plain string and a coated Neon string, but as far as I can tell, there's no adverse affect on the sound of the instrument. If anything, I'd say the coating helps me move around the guitar, adding just the amount of traction without affecting my facility.These may not be for everyone, but if you're looking for something that's gonna turn heads at gigs (it definitely does) and doesn't affect the sound of your axe (it doesn't), then the DR Neons are the way to go.

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Horrible!

I bought these strings for fun just to see how it would look on my guitar. I expected these strings not to be high quality but, wow, these strings are just HORRIBLE! I...Read complete review

I bought these strings for fun just to see how it would look on my guitar. I expected these strings not to be high quality but, wow, these strings are just HORRIBLE! I strung up my guitar and in less than 15 minutes of moderate playing (I estimate about 30% of) the coating of the unwound strings flaked off onto my guitar. Not only does this look bad but, more importantly, seriously diminishes playability. My fingers then slide over rough, flaking strings. Ouch! Cute idea...terrible execution!
Cute idea. Looks nice....(before playing).
I strung up my guitar and in less than 15 minutes of moderate playing (I estimate about 30% of) the coating of the unwound strings flaked off onto my guitar. Not only does this look bad but, more importantly, seriously diminishes playability. My fingers then slide over rough, flaking strings. Ouch!
Value, with any product, is relative to quality. At $12 a set the value is not good. Even if they were $2 a set it would not be a good value because of the poor quality. I have purchased other string sets for as low as $4 that were much better.

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3.0

Better than I expected

By Giz

from Bemidji, Minnesota

About Me Novice

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Look Awesome

Cons

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      Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green SuperStrings Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

      Coating on high e chips off when I play a solo on it,
      I play mostly rhythm guitar, so it's okay for me, would not recommend for lead guitarist.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Asome color

      By N.A.T.O.

      from Undisclosed

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Easy to chip color away

      Best Uses

        Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green SuperStrings Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

        These sound good and have a nice color. The only issue I have is the color is easy to flick off with a pick on the 1st 2nd and third string. But the 4 th 5th and sixth string hold an amazing color.

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        4.0

        Something different

        By Little Willie

        from Central Illinois

        Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green SuperStrings Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

        Let's face it - these are gimmick strings, plain and simple. Of course, if you're a performer and your guitar is plain and simple - these strings could add a needed bit of flash. Everyone who has seen the on my guitar have commented about the 'coolness' of them - and if you use black lights on stage any at all they light up like they had LEDs wired into the ends. I've not had them very long, and I don't play this guitar more than recreationally, but apart from the inital install, I haven't had any coating degradation yet (mind you, the headstock was covered with flecks of green after winding these things on the tuners). Some people may not like the coating - it is nothing like the coating on the Elixir strings - it almost feels like vinyl, and even I notice a slight drag on my fingers as I slide them up and down the fretboard. I'm also not sure why this set is almost half the cost of the lighter gauge set - not that I mind, I generally play medium gauge anyway.

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        4.0

        DR NEON MEDIUM GAUGE STRINGS

        Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green SuperStrings Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

        I have been around the sun many times. I have been playing for almost as long. These strings intrigued me because of my failing vision. So I thought I'd give them a try. In a nutshell, great feel and tone. I did have some issues keeping the G tuned initially on one of my Les Pauls (but that isn't really out of the oridinary). I play a lot and the coating lasted at least a month. Not bad. Great sustain as well. I wish single strings like this were available in case of breakage. All in all, I like them. Hey, I am ordering more! Come DR gurur's - start offering these babies in single strings as well. Think about it!

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great strings

        Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green SuperStrings Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

        the strings are great they sound a little better and feel better than regular strings but loosen up and cant be broken in only way to break them in is to play them
        these things look awesome and have a nice lime green color when not under blacklight
        only broblem with the strings is dont break them in and the loosen up when u first get them

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        5.0

        Great look, great sound.

        By Darrin Ellis

        from Texas

        Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green SuperStrings Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

        They are worth a try to any player.
        Some of the reviews I read before purchasing these strings said they were junk and the finish wasn't durable. Well, that is a matter of opinion based on the style of music you play and how hard you play. If your some metal shredding scale master, than these strings probably aren't for you. The finish will probably, and I say probably chip off after a couple of hours but for me and they style of music I play, they have been on for a couple of weeks and still look and sound great.
        I belive them to be extremely high quality strings and I have a friend that plays and swears by the Black Beauties and these. After 2 weeks not a single chip, crack, distortion in sound or anything on my Strat. Time will tell.

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        5.0

        Great strings!!

        By Rodpac100

        from Wisconsin

        Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green SuperStrings Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

        9
        Just slapped these on my Squire strat. They look amazing and sound awesome!!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        These Strings are just for looks

        By Adan Jimenez

        from Los Angeles

        Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green SuperStrings Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

        If you want to look good on stage for one perfromance the'll do the job
        I've been playing guitar for about 4 years i like to play upbeat mexi-ska and skacore and after some hard badass strummin the paint starts flaking off and you end up with patches of green on your strings which looks disgusting. if you want them for about 2 gigs get em but these strings aren't for me!

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Horrible!

        Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green SuperStrings Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

        I bought these strings for fun just to see how it would look on my guitar. I expected these strings not to be high quality but, wow, these strings are just HORRIBLE! I strung up my guitar and in less than 15 minutes of moderate playing (I estimate about 30% of) the coating of the unwound strings flaked off onto my guitar. Not only does this look bad but, more importantly, seriously diminishes playability. My fingers then slide over rough, flaking strings. Ouch! Cute idea...terrible execution!
        Cute idea. Looks nice....(before playing).
        I strung up my guitar and in less than 15 minutes of moderate playing (I estimate about 30% of) the coating of the unwound strings flaked off onto my guitar. Not only does this look bad but, more importantly, seriously diminishes playability. My fingers then slide over rough, flaking strings. Ouch!
        Value, with any product, is relative to quality. At $12 a set the value is not good. Even if they were $2 a set it would not be a good value because of the poor quality. I have purchased other string sets for as low as $4 that were much better.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Green My Favorite Color

        Comments about DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green SuperStrings Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

        I tried these strings out this last week. I normally use the "dimebag" .10's, have for years. Didn't think I would find a string to compare. But, after being drawn in by the "Green Hand" I must say that I was wrong. Much less tension in the strings, I was really overbending at first. These sound fantastic, look fantastic, and are better than the "Dimebag" strings. These strings have increased my enjoyment in playing. The only problem was one of my picks developed a slight burr on the leading edge and started to take off the coating. Now I have also changed picks and the way I pick for the better. Much cleaner and articulate. I did have to set up my guitar with these strings, no biggie. Actually raised my action a hair and increased the tone and clarity of my Baby! Buy and enjoy! I know I will!!

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