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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 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pure Blues

By Icepick Mike

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 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice Sounding Strings

    By Ruby

    from Florida

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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 highlands

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    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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      DR 9 blues strings

      By JMBW Vintage

      from MN

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      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!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice blues sound

      By Tony

      from Phoenix, 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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Solid, long lasting

      By TexasJam

      from Texas

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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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Inconsistant

      By violinmaster108

      from Farmington, NM

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      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.

       
      5.0

      This is A great sounding string for my country show

      By The Nashville Performer

      from Ticonderoga NY..

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I find the tone and feel of these strings the best ive found in my 40 + years of playing professionaly.. I do advise this tho.. because they are pure nickel strings you will need to raise your pickups slightly on the low strings to get the punch because they are not quite as loud as other strings but unless your doing power chords in rock music there is no reason to not use these strings as the are very solid and balanced in there sound.. I play and practice a lot and I can get about 20 to 30 hours of use out of a set before I feel the need to change them..I have never had a string break even with my double string bends in a show ever and I have used them for all 180 shows this last year..you want your guitar to sound pro get these strings you will not be disappointed..Dan

           
          4.0

          Flexible long lasting strings

          By Rick the picker

          from WA state

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Flexible
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performing
            • Practicing

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

            Pure Blues are nice strings for all electric guitars. They bend easily but last long, always sounding good. I have used a couple different gauge versions and both very good.

             
            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

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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.

                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not Worth The Price!!!!

                  By Bluesman21

                  from Oceanside CA

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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.

                       
                      5.0

                      So far, so good!

                      By AC50

                      from Florida, where it's hot, humid, and salty

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

                      I recently switched to the DR pure nickel wrap from another major brand. I was using nickel plated steel. I prefer the tone of these strings over the brighter, harsher sounding steel. I also tried another brand of pure nickel which cost twice what the DR's cost. While they were great strings, I can't justify $ for a set of strings that are still good for st two weeks of hard playing before they start snapping. Until I discover otherwise, the DR Pure Blues nickel wraps are the best deal for me.

                       
                      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!!

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent!

                      By DJSur

                      from TX

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

                      Bends are a breeze and the low string bang for chords and anything else I need. DR are the only strings I will ever use from here on out!

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent Strings

                      By Torea

                      from Bay Area CA

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

                      These strings are amazing. They sound great, feel great, and last forever. Ive been playing on 9s for almost 4 months now. I haven't been doing anything special and I play around 2 hours a day. These are the only strings that I use and I'm stayin with em.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great strings

                      By J.C.-X1IrB

                      from Flint, MI

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

                      These are the only strings I'll use. I have tried many strings over the years & these are the ones that suit me best. They last a long time, feel great & I've had no issues with them breaking. In my opinion, a high quality string!

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