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DR Strings PHR10 Pure Blues Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings  

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Rich tone and great sustain!

Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.
Pure Blues electric guitar strings from DR Strings are designed with pure nickel wrap wire, roundwound upon round cores. While this is a slow, expensive method of string making, it does produce a guitar string acclaimed for increased sustain, vintage tone, and great low tones for playing music from rhythm to lead. The extra step of winding pure nickel around a round core give Pure Blues strings a punch that players say they are surprised to get in a vintage electric guitar string. Sounds great on any guitar!


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DR StringsPHR10 Pure Blues Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.0

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

44%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    They Used to Be Better

    My suspicion is that commodity prices for nickel and other metals have risen to the point that they're beginning to impact the quality and cost of guitar strings. I've noticed by checking reviews, that...Read complete review

    My suspicion is that commodity prices for nickel and other metals have risen to the point that they're beginning to impact the quality and cost of guitar strings. I've noticed by checking reviews, that other brands and makes have been affected as well.
    They sound good, but they used to sound better.
    I've used this brand of strings since around 2001, and I agree with the other reviewer who said they used to be made better. Around five years ago, new sets started regularly having intonation problems with the D-string on just about any of my guitars they were installed on, especially vintage-style Stratocasters. Also, the outer wrap wire on the D-string gets eaten through more quickly by the frets and the contact points at the bridge.
    They're cheap, but they used to be cheaper.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    CHANGE IS NOT ALWAYS GOOD

    I have used these strings for as many years as they have been out. Have had them on all my strats & les paul guitars since then. About a year or two ago,...Read complete review

    I have used these strings for as many years as they have been out. Have had them on all my strats & les paul guitars since then. About a year or two ago, they changed their packaging. That was about the time the quality dropped. Used to be, when I first strung the guitars, you could immediately hear the great tone and clarity of these stings, most particularly, in the G, B, and E unwound strings. After the packaging change, the difference was like night and day. The unwound strings were noticibly duller sounding. I still used them over the course of the past year. I had noticed that I was breaking B strings on a regular basis, before the sets were done. I never break strings, so I checked out the saddles on all my guitars to make sure there were no burrs. Nope. Further along, I noticed that all the B strings broke about 1/4" away from the bridges. I don't even play down that close to the bridge. Recently, I have switched to another all nickel string brand. No more problems. I really don't care if DR sees this. I won't go back to them anyway. What I do hope is that other manufacturers learn a lesson from this.-SP

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    3.0

    First defective string I think I've ever

    By Jack

    from Minnesota

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          Comments about DR Strings PHR10 Pure Blues Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

          I play blues and these strings came highly recommended by some of my blues playing friends. I bought two sets whcih was lucky for me, because the first set had a bad D string. It sounded like it was fretting out horribly at the 14th fret and the intonation was a mile off. It says inside the box that you should take a pliers and put a sharp bend in the string where it goes through the tuning peg in order to lock the winding to the core (or something like that). I guess my bend wasn't sharp enough.

          Even if it was my fualt I don't think I'll be buying such delicate strings again in the future.

          I swiped the D string out of my second set and now that I'm using them, I don't care for the sound - I like a brighter sounding string and these things are really dull. Of course that's purely a matter of personal taste.

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          1.0

          Don't Waste Your Money!!!

          By Bluesman21

          from Oceanside CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

            Cons

            • Breaks Easy
            • Cheap Materials
            • Horrible Balance
            • Not Consistent
            • Not Worth The Money
            • Poor Tone Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about DR Strings PHR10 Pure Blues Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

              Cheap materials, and horrible sounding. These strings are very high tension and have a terrible inconsistent sound pack after pack. The strings are made differently every time and very inconsistent. I would not recommend these to anyone wanting a great string that is comfortable or that has a great sound. Don't waste your money on these they are very very cheap. They definitely look like they were made by hands instead of a machine :(

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              5.0

              Love that Sound!

              By GregS

              from Lufkin, TX

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about DR Strings PHR10 Pure Blues Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                Just put them on a standard telecaster last night. Sound great, love 'em! This is the first time I've used this brand and I think I made a great choice. I will definately purchase again. These strings produce a fantastic tone with great sustain...love that vintage sound. No complaints here!!!

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Disappointed

                By Maltzy72

                from Atlanta, GA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Strong

                Cons

                • Not Consistent
                • Poor Tone Quality

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DR Strings PHR10 Pure Blues Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I purchased a set of 9's based on a recommendation from my local music shop. They were easy to put on vintage tuners, but completely changed the tone of my strat. They sound a bit tinny, and they started to discolor after one practice session. I dont want to "dis" them because i have read a lot of positive reviews. They are just not for me.

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  underwhelmed

                  By brad89j

                  from St. Louis

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                        Comments about DR Strings PHR10 Pure Blues Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                        Bought these the other day and put them on a few hours before a gig. After 3 sets of blues/rock the wound strings are dead... The D string was the worst of the three having very noticable dents in the wrap. I've had other stings do this as well, but after several weeks of use.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Strings

                        By JMBW Vintage

                        from MN

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about DR Strings PHR10 Pure Blues Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                          These strings are really good. I mainly use 9's which are excellent also, but wanted to go up a guage higher. These never broke on me. I've had them in for 6 months now. The 9's broke on me a few times. Excellent blues strings. Try them.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Don't Hold Up to Tremolos

                          By Tod

                          from Middle of Nowhere

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                                Comments about DR Strings PHR10 Pure Blues Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                                This is my second set of DR Pure Blues. The first set I got for my fixed bridge G&L ASAT. They lasted fine but I sold the guitar soon after so I can say for sure. The tone was just what I was looking for so I bought another set for my Bigsby (with roller bridge) equipped ESP XTone. One gig and two practices later, two strings out of this set have broken... Right at the bridge. The hi E was dead by the end of the first gig. Won't be buying again.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Best strings everrrr

                                By Strat_Guy7

                                from Down South

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                                Pros

                                • Bends Easy
                                • Consistent
                                • Feels great
                                • Good Tone

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about DR Strings PHR10 Pure Blues Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                                  These strings are just.......AMAZINGGGG!!!!! I love the tone the strings bend with little effort....the feel better than any other string i have played in my opinion. And they aren't the most expensive strings out there.....get DRRRRRR'sssss!!!!!

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Big improvement.

                                  By ToneRanger58

                                  from Morgantown, WV

                                  About Me Novice

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                                        Comments about DR Strings PHR10 Pure Blues Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                                        I am really impressed by the improvement these strings bring to my guitar's sound, and agree with the claims for better string balance, and increased sustain. I can feel my telecaster resonating much better with this string change. The volume definitely increased with a beefier tone. It's now a fuller bodied sound across the guitar's range without any muddiness. When I bend strings it's much more musical with more of a singing quality now. Maybe it's some sort of nickel mojo formula that works.
                                        What I actually bought these strings for was to help lower the string tension, which they improved once they were quickly broken in. They are much easier to bend than the previous brand. This really helps with hand fatigue. These cost slightly more than the previous brands I've used, but offer a big benefit to cost ratio. If they are durable I'll convert all my electric guitars to this brand. Big rewards for a small risk.

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        DR strings are the best!

                                        By Brother Roy

                                        from Kansas

                                        Comments about DR Strings PHR10 Pure Blues Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                                        A longer string life, a brighter tone in my opinion. I've changed all 20 of my guitars over to them. Solid body, semi hollow, or fully hollow these strings deliver the bite you need.
                                        Handmade, pure nickel strings. Vintage tone at a reasonable price. Increased string life.
                                        I rate them at a 10. I changed over from Gibson Vintage strings, they just didn't seem to last. The DR strings are made to bend.
                                        Part of the reason I changed over was a better string at a lower price point than Gibson's.

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