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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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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.

  • Gauges 45-105
  • Black precoated wire
Defective string replacement.

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Didn't like tone - enhanced hum

By Arthur Wakefield

from Englewood, CO

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.

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Great strings!

By Stephen terrazas

from El Monte, CA

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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Best String Ever

By T Kolber

from Burlington, NJ 08016

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

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)



By Mr_Rogers_666

from Fort Wayne, IN

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.

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Best strings so far

By Jeff

from Denton, tx

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.

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Consistent sound

By Jim H.

from Nashville, Illinois

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.

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By Priest71

from Hudson, NH

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.

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