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DR Strings PHR9 Pure Blues Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings  

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Rich tone and great sustain!

Gauge 09-11-16-24-32-42.

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 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 string. Sounds great on any guitar!


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DR StringsPHR9 Pure Blues Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome sound, short life

    These strings are the best sounding pure nickel strings I've tried so far, the thing that gives them such a smooth and bendable feel is probably the round core - most competitors use a...Read complete review

    These strings are the best sounding pure nickel strings I've tried so far, the thing that gives them such a smooth and bendable feel is probably the round core - most competitors use a hex core. They sound less metallic than the ernie ball rock n rolls and the ghs pure nickels in my opinion. Their only downfall is that they don't last as long as those other brands, definitely not as long as nickel-plated steel, but I believe the advantage in tone and feel outweigh this con. I would say they last about a month before one of them goes dead or the tone is just noticably not as full, others many notice this sooner depending on how clean your fingers are and how much you play. You do have to be careful to crimp the string as the instructions explain on the inside of the box so that the outer wrapped strings don't unwrap and go dead. If the instructions are followed they should last you, but don't plan on leaving them on for over 2 months if you play 5 hours a week or more.

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    Not Worth The Price!!!!

    First let me start off with saying that these string are terrible sounding and very uncomfortable. These strings have a very high tension and are not easy on the fingers. I have bought over...Read complete review

    First let me start off with saying that these string are terrible sounding and very uncomfortable. These strings have a very high tension and are not easy on the fingers. I have bought over five packs of these and they are not all the same pack after pack. The same gauges are all different shapes? No tone, not flexible and horrible balance. I am starting to believe that the whole handmade string slogan is the truth. There is no way that these strings could have been made by a machine because they would have been way better. Stick to your normal brand and don't waste your cash on these. I would give it a zero rating if I could.

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    1.0

    Not Worth The Price!!!!

    By Bluesman21

    from Oceanside CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

      • Breaks Easy
      • Not Consistent
      • Poor Tone Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about DR Strings PHR9 Pure Blues Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        First let me start off with saying that these string are terrible sounding and very uncomfortable. These strings have a very high tension and are not easy on the fingers. I have bought over five packs of these and they are not all the same pack after pack. The same gauges are all different shapes? No tone, not flexible and horrible balance. I am starting to believe that the whole handmade string slogan is the truth. There is no way that these strings could have been made by a machine because they would have been way better. Stick to your normal brand and don't waste your cash on these. I would give it a zero rating if I could.

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        5.0

        Pure Blues

        By combatguitar

        from Colorado

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about DR Strings PHR9 Pure Blues Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          Great strings for great tone and staying in tune. Been using these strings since 1996 and have always gotten great tone from them. Strings can be a personnal preference, feel, sound etc., Pure Blues fron DR just happen to be my personnal preference. The tone these produce to my ear sound more vintage, they just don't have the harshness that many guitar strings for electric gutars seem to produce.

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          5.0

          Awesome sound, short life

          By lNllClK

          from Erie, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy Bends
          • Good Tone
          • Mellow
          • Smooth Feel

          Cons

          • Short life

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Studio

          Comments about DR Strings PHR9 Pure Blues Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          These strings are the best sounding pure nickel strings I've tried so far, the thing that gives them such a smooth and bendable feel is probably the round core - most competitors use a hex core. They sound less metallic than the ernie ball rock n rolls and the ghs pure nickels in my opinion. Their only downfall is that they don't last as long as those other brands, definitely not as long as nickel-plated steel, but I believe the advantage in tone and feel outweigh this con. I would say they last about a month before one of them goes dead or the tone is just noticably not as full, others many notice this sooner depending on how clean your fingers are and how much you play. You do have to be careful to crimp the string as the instructions explain on the inside of the box so that the outer wrapped strings don't unwrap and go dead. If the instructions are followed they should last you, but don't plan on leaving them on for over 2 months if you play 5 hours a week or more.

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          5.0

          Nice Sounding Strings

          By Ruby Cadilac

          from Guitar Heaven

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

          • More Expensive The Other

          Best Uses

          • Blues

          Comments about DR Strings PHR9 Pure Blues Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          I switched over to Fender guitars after years of playing an 11 pound Les Paul. My new Stratocaster and Telecaster sounded a bit bright. These strings mellowed out the guitars. They also last longer than the Slinky strings I was using before. I highly recommend them.

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          5.0

          Great Tone - Long Lasting

          By Steve

          from Almost Heaven

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about DR Strings PHR9 Pure Blues Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            These sound better and last much longer than any coated strings that I've tried. Highly recommended.

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            5.0

            Solid, long lasting

            By TexasJam

            from Texas

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            Pros

              Cons

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                  Comments about DR Strings PHR9 Pure Blues Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Long lasting, great sounding strings. To my ear, they put out a thicker sound than some other nickel strings.

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                  5.0

                  DR 9 blues strings

                  Comments about DR Strings PHR9 Pure Blues Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                  These DR 9 blues strings are very good- nice warm sound. The high E strings breaks easily- I had to change them twice in 2 weeks- I don't do any heavy bending- just normal bending. They should last longer than they do. Other than that, I love these blues strings!

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                  4.0

                  Inconsistant

                  By violinmaster108

                  from Farmington, NM

                  Comments about DR Strings PHR9 Pure Blues Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I used these strings for over a year. With these strings it's a love/hate relationship. The biggest problem is that they are inconsistant. Sometimes you'll get a good set but sometimes you'll get a bad one. Another problem is that they take some time to settle. Don't play them too hard for the first couple of days after you put them on. And keep in mind that they won't last very long if you do alot of soloing and bending.

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                  5.0

                  The BEST

                  By YerBlues

                  from Flora, MS

                  Comments about DR Strings PHR9 Pure Blues Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I've been using these strings for a year now, and I must say they are wonderful! There very bright, but once you roll down the tone knob on your guitar they level out. They're very strong and durable. It gives my guitar a whole new fresh, sound when I put them on. I've got these on my SG and my goodness they bite! I love these and would highly recommend them to anybody who plays blues or classic rock. In my opinion these truly are the BEST!!

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                  5.0

                  warmest .009 guage string

                  By Tom Slick

                  from Sacramento, CA

                  Comments about DR Strings PHR9 Pure Blues Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                  DR Pure Blues 9s have a nice warm tone that other nickel-steel strings lack. Perhaps its the round core? I'd also say there is a little more bendability with the string compared to others. They a little cost more than other strings I've used but are worth it. I've played about 15 years and gig about 4x per month and change my set every month.

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