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DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings

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Gauges 45-105. 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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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$2999.00
 
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Overview

Gauges 45-105. 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.

FEATURES

  • Gauges 45-105
  • Black precoated wire
  • Fast and smooth
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Defective string replacement.


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DR StringsBlack Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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(22 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Black=Good

By Priest71

from Hudson, NH

Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

I received these strings for Christmas 2006 and they are absolutely phenomenal. With a deep earthy tone and they just make the low end sound so full. My only problem is the fact that the coating near the bottom of the strings come off rather easily.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome

By Mr_Rogers_666

from Fort Wayne, IN

Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

These strings are great. The coating not only looks great, it also extend the life of your strings w/out losing tone and punch. I have a set on my red Traben Array Limited five string (They were out of the five string set so I got a separate B string) and I couldn't be happier. They coating has come of just a little bit on one string by were I pick, put its hardly noticeable. I plan on getting the cool blue set for my amber Ibanez SR700. One thing you should note is that if you have an extremely long scale bass (like my Traben) and you have the option of stringing thru the bridge or the body, I'd string the E string thru the body cuz it just barely makes it passed the nut (same goes for a B string). All the other strings can go thru the body. Never had a problem with lower than standard tunings, but then again I' normally never go lower than drop C tuning. Overall, these are some of the best strings around.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Consistent sound

By Jim H.

from Nashville, Illinois

Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

I have a Fender Precision bass that dates back to about 1982, with a mid-range boost. I use nothing else but DR Black Beauty medium. Easy on the fingers and great tone.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best strings so far

By Jeff

from Denton, tx

Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

After trying those other high end coated strings I was looking for something with a little extra punch. The coating on these strings are much thinner and lets the tone through better. The coating does wear off fairly quickly with a pick, but I mainly play finger style and the coating tends to last just as long as any other coated string. Even when it wears through, its not like its hideous looking or anything either. These are the best strings I've played on.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Didn't like tone - enhanced hum

By Arthur Wakefield

from Englewood, CO

Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

I used these for about a year because I wanted a coated string that didn't tear up my fingers as much. I also liked the looks. I used it on 2 basses (a Jazz and a Preciion). Interestingly enough, I finally found I could not get past the disadvantages of this string. The sound was not clear enough, even on the Jazz. The patented "growl" I got with non-coated strings was not there. I also noticed, on both bases, they "enhanced" any noise the bass made. Jazz single coils are notorious for hum and these made it worse. I didn't believe the strings could do that but changing out to Ernie Ball Slinkys dramatically reduced the noise on both basses at high treble, high volume. Regular Slinkys also cost about half as much.

 
5.0

My second purchase of Black Beauties

By Dozerdac11

from South Florida

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    Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

    Great sound and playability across music genres. Love the looks on my black Jazz Bass.

     
    1.0

    I would not recommend

    By Squid

    from illinois

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      • Poor Tone Quality

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        Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

        I am a big fan of DR products, don't get me wrong, but this does not match their rep at all. I have been a big fan of the DR high beams on my Spector euro bass and Fender jazz bass, and thought i'd try these for a little experimenting, and i went so wrong. I'm not the biggest fan of the neon's by DR, and these are like those, but suck a lot of your tone. Other reviews i had read said they were a lot smoother than the neons, and i would highly disagree with that.

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best String Ever

        By T Kolber

        from Burlington, NJ 08016

        Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

        I love the coated string and GS was able to deliver. Cheers.

         
        5.0

        Great strings!

        By Stephen terrazas

        from El Monte, CA

        Comments about DR Strings Black Beauties Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

        Finally got these strings a couple weeks ago and man they are amazing! Nice bright sound and they look great on the bass. Only issue is a mistake I made being that my band tunes to D Standard and Drop C these were too light for the tuning but like I said my mistake.

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