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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...Read More

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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
 
4.8

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Have never let me down.

      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...Read complete review

      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.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Sounded alright 'til they kept breakin'...

      I used to use GHS Boomers until I got my guitar set up one time and I decided to try these. When I first played 'em, I was thrilled, as the tone is...Read complete review

      I used to use GHS Boomers until I got my guitar set up one time and I decided to try these. When I first played 'em, I was thrilled, as the tone is MUCH better than Boomers, much warmer. I did notice that the wound strings were considerably harder to fret and bend then Boomers, but I realized that two of them, the 4th and the 5th, were two gauges above the Boomer equivalents. Little did I know they were actually 3 gauges above. Eventually, I started breaking the same string over and over, the 4th (28). Now I know this is slighty attributable to my playing style. But I was wasting lots o' moolah on broken strings. So I decided to try something else, in this case the only other "pure nickel" strings my local store had, Fender 150 M's. At least they didn't break as much. As for the DR's, I've been doing some research, and I believe I know what made them so prone to breaking. Ya see, DR's are "round-core" strings, ie the core is actually shaped like a circle, as opposed to the common "hex-core". And to make them, they use what they call "compression winding". In this design, what you start out with is less than what you get, so they say. But they're wrong. You simply cannot make a string with more wire and expect to get something that, as they say, has a better feel and is easier to bend. It's illogical. That is the end of my rant on strings. Hope it helped.

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      5.0

      Great Feel

      By Grunky

      from Winston-Salem, nc

      About Me Experienced

      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.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Strings

      By tpc1

      from atlanta

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Verified Buyer

      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

        Comment on this review

        (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.

            Comment on this review

            (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.

            Comment on this review

            (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!

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 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!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Phenomenal

            By Tyler-5M7HH

            from Worcester, MA

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

            I was a GHS Boomer user for about two years and had these recommended to me by my local shop. Let me tell you. There is so much more tone in these strings than the GHS'. I have tried most of the big players...Ernie Ball, GHS, Gibson, and D'Addario, and found all of them to be rather lacking. For those D'Addario users, I can only say one thing. These strings have a fatter tone and it lasts a heck of a lot longer. Well worth it...for all styles of music

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Sounded alright 'til they kept breakin'...

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

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

            I used to use GHS Boomers until I got my guitar set up one time and I decided to try these. When I first played 'em, I was thrilled, as the tone is MUCH better than Boomers, much warmer. I did notice that the wound strings were considerably harder to fret and bend then Boomers, but I realized that two of them, the 4th and the 5th, were two gauges above the Boomer equivalents. Little did I know they were actually 3 gauges above. Eventually, I started breaking the same string over and over, the 4th (28). Now I know this is slighty attributable to my playing style. But I was wasting lots o' moolah on broken strings. So I decided to try something else, in this case the only other "pure nickel" strings my local store had, Fender 150 M's. At least they didn't break as much. As for the DR's, I've been doing some research, and I believe I know what made them so prone to breaking. Ya see, DR's are "round-core" strings, ie the core is actually shaped like a circle, as opposed to the common "hex-core". And to make them, they use what they call "compression winding". In this design, what you start out with is less than what you get, so they say. But they're wrong. You simply cannot make a string with more wire and expect to get something that, as they say, has a better feel and is easier to bend. It's illogical. That is the end of my rant on strings. Hope it helped.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WoW!

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

            Wow, I mean really. Wow. I just tried these after years of using GHS strings and I'm in love! Wow, that's all I can say.

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Snappy!

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

            I've heard many reviews and claims on these strings that they're very mellow for blues/jazz styles. After I purchased a couple packs I was hesitant because I play some pretty heavy rock and I like a sharp attack to my strings. I generally use D'Addario (still do) but I decided to try a set of these 11-50s on my Telecaster and the first thing I noticed right off is the snappy tone. It's very bright, has a lot of attack, and yes I must say it again...it has lots of "SNAP". Absolutely great on distortion and cleans are more pronounced. I have not tried these on any other guitar but I will say on a Telecaster it works pretty good. Probably not good enough to make me give up my D'addarios (price vs quality is bar none) but these DRs make a very nice alternative. Try out the Tite-Fits if you get a chance, too. They were my main string until I switched to D'Adds.

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