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DR Strings PHR11 Pure Blues Nickel Heavy Electric Guitar Strings 

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Gauge 11-14-18-28-38-50. Pure Blues electric guitar strings from DR Strings are designed with pure nickel wrap wire, roundwound upon round cores. Wh...Click To Read More About This Product

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Rich tone and great sustain!

Gauge 11-14-18-28-38-50.

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 StringsPHR11 Pure Blues Nickel Heavy Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Well built / quality (6)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

VINTAGE, BABY!

Recently (about 2-3 months ago) I was reading bout 'pure nickel' strings and was very interested (considering I'm old school and love, not only hard rock (Guns n' Roses),...Read complete review

Recently (about 2-3 months ago) I was reading bout 'pure nickel' strings and was very interested (considering I'm old school and love, not only hard rock (Guns n' Roses), but I love blues (Stevie Ray Vaughan style)). The guy at the shop suggested DR pure blues. I've been playing guitar for over 8 years, and it's not a 'hobby' for me, it's my LIFE. Let me tell you, these string are BEAUTIFUL! Over the years I've tried all sort of string, D'addario's (obviously), gibson, ernie ball, GHS boomers, you name it, and NONE compare to these. I perfer Cleartone's on my jackson (because of the very clean, high-pitch sound I got from the 9-42 gauge), but for my old school Washburn, nothing will touch them except DR pure blues. I actually wanted the extra heavy guage (12- 56 I think) but they didn't have them so I went with the 11's, with no disappointment. I plan on getting 12's next time, if they have them, but either way, I'm getting DR pure blues because I love these string. And I haven't changed them yet and they still sound great! and I play every day, and I rock long and hard, but these string deff endure the pain and keep rockin! I LOVE 'EM!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I would not buy again

1st string broke the first time I went to play

1st string broke the first time I went to play

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5.0

My go to strings every time

By njp1185

from Philadelphia Pa

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DR Strings PHR11 Pure Blues Nickel Heavy Electric Guitar Strings:

    I use DR Pure Blues for most my guitars. Normally I would not write a review for strings considering that it all depends on the player, but these are the most consistent strings I've ever used. The last comment about the 1st high e string breaking is irrelevant. Sometimes you get a bad batch and this happens with every brand. Your guitar may not be set up correctly or you simply stretch the string too much. The feel of these are unmatched. Pure nickel strings have a more mellow tone than Nickel plated strings which I like given I like low output pickups and these are just the right strings for me. The round core gives the heavier gauged strings a more balanced feeling whith great sustain and intonation. Whether you use single coil or humbuckers these sound great for any genre and guitar.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    I would not buy again

    By Moe

    from Phoenix

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Breaks Easy

      Best Uses

        Comments about DR Strings PHR11 Pure Blues Nickel Heavy Electric Guitar Strings:

        1st string broke the first time I went to play

         
        5.0

        How can you go wrong with DR Pure Nickle strings?

        By Dr. Puro

        from Santa Fe, NM

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Getting down hard!

          Comments about DR Strings PHR11 Pure Blues Nickel Heavy Electric Guitar Strings:

          DR Pure Nickle... Can't beat 'em!

           
          5.0

          pure blues

          By zeke

          from Florida

          About Me Novice

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about DR Strings PHR11 Pure Blues Nickel Heavy Electric Guitar Strings:

            these string sounds great , rich tones constant playing. After you break then in , they stay in tune .

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Feel

            By profant

            from winston-salem, nc

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Great Feel
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Short life

            Best Uses

            • Blues
            • Concerts
            • Jazz

            Comments about DR Strings PHR11 Pure Blues Nickel Heavy Electric Guitar Strings:

            I love these strings. They are heavy strings, but are pretty supple. They have a really nice tone from treble to bass. I would only complain about the life. They lose the great tone definitely after a month. But I also play everyday for quite a while.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Strings

            By tpc1

            from atlanta

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about DR Strings PHR11 Pure Blues Nickel Heavy Electric Guitar Strings:

              Good strings. Nothing remarkable about them, but good tone, good feel, long life (if you keep them clean). DR makes a solid product

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Have never let me down.

              By Zac Browns Twin

              from San Leandro, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DR Strings PHR11 Pure Blues Nickel Heavy Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I have been playing guitar for 20 years or so playing many different styles of music from country, ska, rock, reggae, blues, surf, and the list goes on. I started using these strings about 9 years ago on my strat and loved them. I put them on set my tuning and let the guitar sit for a couple of days. When I came back the guitar was in tune and ready to play. I have never had a problem of strings drifting out of tune and never had a problem of strings breaking. I have now switched all of my guitars( 15 electrics, 3 six string acoustics and 3 twelve string acoustics ) over to the DR brand. A couple of my guitars don't get a lot of play but the tone is still good even sitting for 6 months in a case. You can pick it up and it is ready to go. Anyone that asks me about string I tell them to check these out just like the girl at music store told me 9 years ago.

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The DR PURE BLUES strings makes my guitar wonderfully addictive.

                  Comments about DR Strings PHR11 Pure Blues Nickel Heavy Electric Guitar Strings:

                  There are nothing wrong with these strings.
                  On my Fender Stratocaster, I would change my standard tuning often from an E to an E-flat or to a D, without having to readjust the guitar neck by purchasing DR PURE BLUES 10's, 11's, or 12's at Musician's Friend. Then I would purchase individual strings, so that I could customise my own set for my playing style. For an explample on an E-flat standard tuning:
                  (.11), (.13), (.17), (.28),(.38),(.52). I've just change only the 2nd, 3rd, and beef up the 6th string and still have the DR PURE BLUES pure nickel round core from the same manufacture.
                  The remaing three strings from the set of 11's, will be used as spare for the other sets.
                  Hey I'm madly in love with DR PURE BLUES guitar strings. I even like using the 9's as well for my other guitars.
                  They are an ideal quality.
                  Great value and always afordable.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Meaty tone with great sustain!

                  By Robert Roper

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  Comments about DR Strings PHR11 Pure Blues Nickel Heavy Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Pure nickel construction with a round core. Produces a Meaty tone that beats more expensive strings. Great value for superb performance! Wouldn't use anything else on my Les Paul!
                  Great value for superb performance! Wouldn't use anything else on my Les Paul!

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  VINTAGE, BABY!

                  By SaulHudson420

                  from Syracuse, NY

                  Comments about DR Strings PHR11 Pure Blues Nickel Heavy Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Recently (about 2-3 months ago) I was reading bout 'pure nickel' strings and was very interested (considering I'm old school and love, not only hard rock (Guns n' Roses), but I love blues (Stevie Ray Vaughan style)). The guy at the shop suggested DR pure blues. I've been playing guitar for over 8 years, and it's not a 'hobby' for me, it's my LIFE. Let me tell you, these string are BEAUTIFUL! Over the years I've tried all sort of string, D'addario's (obviously), gibson, ernie ball, GHS boomers, you name it, and NONE compare to these. I perfer Cleartone's on my jackson (because of the very clean, high-pitch sound I got from the 9-42 gauge), but for my old school Washburn, nothing will touch them except DR pure blues. I actually wanted the extra heavy guage (12- 56 I think) but they didn't have them so I went with the 11's, with no disappointment. I plan on getting 12's next time, if they have them, but either way, I'm getting DR pure blues because I love these string. And I haven't changed them yet and they still sound great! and I play every day, and I rock long and hard, but these string deff endure the pain and keep rockin! I LOVE 'EM!

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