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DR Strings BKB6-30 Black Beauty 6-String Bass Strings

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Product Price $45.26
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Extra-Life Black Beauty strings offer 6-string bass players a superior black coated string without sacrificing the crisp tone, clarity, and volume of...Click To Read More About This Product

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Advanced black coating for EXTRA-Life and Protection.

Extra-Life Black Beauty strings offer 6-string bass players a superior black coated string without sacrificing the crisp tone, clarity, and volume of traditional DR handmade strings. Extra-Life has a super thin advanced .0003" Black coating on the plain strings and on the wrap wire.


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DR StringsBKB6-30 Black Beauty 6-String Bass Strings
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Choice

By douglas patterson

from USA

Comments about DR Strings BKB6-30 Black Beauty 6-String Bass Strings:

Fantastic
I love the string color. I have a mahogany wood grain 6-string Ibanez with an Ampeg combo. The low .30g B-string gives my grooves a deeper sound.
The wound coating is an adjustment, but it becomes transparent to your fingers.
A little pricey but it's worth it. I have over 500 hours of playing on them already, and they still sound like new.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings

By Hands

from Yorktown VA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DR Strings BKB6-30 Black Beauty 6-String Bass Strings:

    DR makes a superb string, the coated versions like this and like the Neon's not only provide awesome tone and sustain, but also are incredibly slick and make slides and runs effortless.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Quality Strings but......

    By Ralph52

    from San Antonio, Texas

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about DR Strings BKB6-30 Black Beauty 6-String Bass Strings:

        Have been using DR strings for years. For the first time in three years using the Black Beauties I got a "dead" C string. I was really surprised with this anomaly. Sent DR an email with the defective string info and they quickly send me a replacement free of charge. Besides that these are excellent strings which I will continue to use

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Bass Strings I've used so far.

        By RC

        from Homewood

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about DR Strings BKB6-30 Black Beauty 6-String Bass Strings:

        I knew what to expect from a DR String, having used Fat Beams on my basses for years. With a new 6-string, I decided to try the Black Beauties for aesthetic reasons and curiosity. The sound is great and is consistent across the length of the string. But, they feel good and don't sound muted as some "coated" strings do. Will probably continue to buy Beauties for this bass, they make it sing.

         
        4.0

        Skeptical at first

        By Will Hurtubad

        from New Orleans

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about DR Strings BKB6-30 Black Beauty 6-String Bass Strings:

          Initially received defective product (G string was dead). DR sent a replacement quickly. First impression was these strings were mid-heavy, not my style at all. With a few knob tweaks was able to make them sound really good. I love the look on people's face at the gig trying to figure out how something that looks this way sounds just like non coated strings! They look great, sound great, and they're a fantastic conversation starter on breaks!

           
          5.0

          Yes

          By Memnock

          from Norway

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about DR Strings BKB6-30 Black Beauty 6-String Bass Strings:

            Studio, live

             
            5.0

            Super!

            By Wicked Willy The One Eyed Wonder

            from Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful
            • Feel Great
            • Sound great

            Cons

            • None really

            Best Uses

              Comments about DR Strings BKB6-30 Black Beauty 6-String Bass Strings:

              These strings are awesome for bass. Love the way they feel and sound and the look killer. Totally satisfied.

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