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DR Strings PHR9 Pure Blues Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings   

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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. Wh...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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5.0

Great quality great price

By Steve

from Va

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Been using them for years

       
      4.0

      Nice on my vintage Acoustic Archtop

      By Mountain Mama

      from North Carolina

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        I have a Kay N-3 acoustic archtop brown and gold sunburst that's either late 50s or early 60s vintage. These strings give "Butter" a nice ring while allowing the left hand to play as soft as....butter. Because of its clear sound, this is my go-to guitar for songwriting. I use these strings for fingerpicking or strumming rhythms on this guitar.

         
        4.0

        Good Strings for the Money

        By ms4787

        from Montana

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        Comments about PHR9 Pure Blues Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        Put these on a less expensive guitar and the difference was noticeably better right away.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice blues sound

        By Tony

        from Phx. Az

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

        I put them on a hollow body just to check it out. Previously had fender pure nickel strings. These have more of a bluesy sound. I love them for that reason. I have not tried them on anything else yet. I have a set and want to try then on my Led Paul next.

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not Worth The Price!!!!

        By Bluesman21

        from Oceanside CA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        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.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Pure Blues

            By combatguitar

            from Colorado

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            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.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome sound, short life

              By lNllClK

              from Erie, PA

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              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.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice Sounding Strings

              By Ruby Cadilac

              from Guitar Heaven

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              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.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Tone - Long Lasting

              By Steve

              from the mountains

              About Me Professional Musician

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              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.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Solid, long lasting

                By TexasJam

                from Texas

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                Verified Buyer

                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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