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DR Strings Black Beauties Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Gauges 12-54. Black Beauties are the latest in coated technology. The wire is precoated in black before winding for extra life and protection. DR Bla...Click To Read More About This Product

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Black coated phosphor bronze for extra life and protection.

Gauges 12-54. Black Beauties are the latest in coated technology. The wire is precoated in black before winding for extra life and protection. DR Black Beauties are fast and smooth.

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  • Gauges 12-54
  • Precoated wire
  • Fast and smooth
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DR StringsBlack Beauties Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
2.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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20%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (4)

Best Uses

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Just doesn't stand up in tone or quality

By Bcoluccio

from Corning, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Tone Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      unimpressed. Bought them for the color against my plain black fret board. Looked cool when they went on, but had the strange effect of feeling thick, yet sounding tinny. Coating comes off pretty fast over the sound hole even with a light pick. Don't know how long they would have lasted because I changed them to a set of elixers after a week.

      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      No good

      By Sal

      from Winona, Minnesota

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • None

      Cons

      • Poor Tone Quality

      Best Uses

      • Cheese cutter

      Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I put these on my new HD-28V and they are the worst sounding acoustic strings I have ever tried. I Threw them in the trash. Muddy sounding and dead.

       
      1.0

      Worst string I have ever tried

      By Murky Waters

      from Seattle Washington

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Coating Wears Off Immediately
        • Not Consistent
        • Poor Tone Quality
        • Rough Sandpaper Feel
        • Thin Brittle Tone

        Best Uses

        • Left Alone

        Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I like other DR strings I have used. DR Rare are a great string and the Dragon Skins are pretty cool. Other strings I have used and liked are John Pearse and Elixir.
        These are the worst! Everything about them is not right. The feel is almost like a powder coating that comes off as you are installing the strings. After installing they feel stiff and give off a brittle thin sound. I installed them on a new 2017 Custom Taylor 414ce, changing out the stock Elixirs, these strings actually make my $2000 guitar sound nothing like the solid wood beauty it is. Bizarre that a string change can have such a pronounced effect. I can make that comparison because I was able to play it from new with the stock Elixirs. The tone was the reason I picked the guitar in the first place and the Black Beauties took all that away. I have left the black beauties on for over two weeks to give them an honest try but can't wait to change them out!

         
        2.0

        Not for a carbon fiber guitar

        By SoniQual Joe

        from Virginia

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Consistent
          • Poor Tone Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

            I like coated phosphor bronze strings. Have used Elixirs forever. I tried these on a carbon fiber guitar because they were black, and I will admit I wanted to look cool with an entirely black stage guitar. These strings have no bottom end and are thin, tinny, and very midrange forward. I had them on my guitar for three days (3 gigs) and the black coating was already worn off over the sound hole. The coating itself is not smooth and consistent either. I could feel burrs all over the wound strings. I didn't like these strings at all.

             
            5.0

            Brought life back to my Paramount guitar

            By BobD

            from Palm Bay Fl

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

              Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              I usually use jazz strings on my acoustic but decided to try these. They really sound good on my Paramount guitar which was made around 1940.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              DR Black Beauties

              By Eddie Slinger

              from San Francisco

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              Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              All good !
              It's true, these strings sound better,than uncoated strings ,have a great feel and look.
              First time I have used these, but going by past experience with DR, they will most likely get a 10

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