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DR Strings PHR10 Pure Blues Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings   

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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. Wh...Read More

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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
 
4.2

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Long life (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (5)

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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5.0

Sweet tone

By Joshua

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Comments about PHR10 Pure Blues Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

I love the way these strings sound on my Gretsch G5420.

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5.0

No problems, nice tone.

By RJ

from Coloma, MI

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    Maybe my ears aren't as discerning as some musicians, but they sound great on my Epiphone Sheratan II. Using them for over two years and no problems.

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    5.0

    DR Blues Pure Blues Nickel Med Electric Strings

    By westside

    from LA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Great Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        tried them last year and was very impressed

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        5.0

        Awesome tone and warmth

        By Tony

        from Queens

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Tried on a recommendation, I get why Derek Trucks uses these. Pretty rough as a player, these things bend and make my guitar come alive with tone...the warmth! Never wrote a string review but man these last too. And they don't break, played 3 gigs so far with one set. Awesome.

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            5.0

            Not so bright!

            By loudog

            from Louisiana

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              I put these on my Epiphone Dot which I purchased in the late 1990's. It has a maple body and a maple neck and I installed a Bigsby, so it's very bright. I believe that the newer Dots have mahogany necks, so the sound from these may be different. These strings have made it sound fuller and more balanced. With the nickel wrap and the round core, it is easier to bend strings and it stays in tune very well. I usually use a .009 set, but this guitar handles these .010's well.

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              3.0

              Good Tone

              By Beejay

              from Santa Barbara

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

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

                These strings, to my ears, are just OK and really not worth some of the hype that has been laid at their feet, IMO. I loaded my custom built American Stratocaster and PRS DGT guitars with these and I'm not blown away on any level. I'll leave them on till I feel it's time to change them out and go back to my regular strings: GHS Gilmore Boomers. Which I feel are a superior string all the way around and they're cheaper.

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                5.0

                great tone

                By jagfan

                from st louis

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Great All Around String

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

                  Great tone. Perfect for my tastes on my less Paul.

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                  5.0

                  Best Strings

                  By GFLMusic

                  from DFW, TX

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    Pure Nickle is the classic string. I use it for Rock, but it's great for Blues, Jazz, and Country. I've purchased other brands of strings and had problems with 2 or 3 strings being flat right out of the bag. I've never had any issues with DR, and they always sound great.

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                    3.0

                    First defective string I think I've ever

                    By Jack

                    from Minnesota

                    About Me Experienced

                    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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                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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