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 strin... Read More
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 music from 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 electric guitar string. Sounds great on any guitar!
Reviewed by 14 customers
these are good sounding strings that stay in tune and last forever it takes two to three days to break them in thouh a bit pricey but it's worth it they're SUPER strong thouh I did a strength test and stretched the all of the strings to about five octives above where they're supposed to be not one broke and i'm still jammin' on the same set and they still sound great once I tuned them of course.
I tried a set of these on my Schecter TSH-1 semi-hollow body guitar that I tune down a half step. I wanted a nice, clean blues/blues rock tone, and that's exactly what I got. They stay in tune, feel comfortable and bend easily - although you might want to use 9's with standard tuning on a Strat. Bottom line: no issues, no surprises and a good price for a quality string. String preference is a matter of personal taste, but I highly recommend trying out a set of these if you play blues, blues rock or maybe even just rock.
I have two stratocasters: one is for rock and the other is for jazz and blues. The first one has tremolo bridge enabled and Daddario EXL110. The second one has tremolo bridge disabled and this DR Pure Blues Nickel Medium. The difference between these strings is just sound to me. The feelings are pretty close. Both are flexible enough and easy to hold and play. The pure nickel sound matches jazz and blues. The reason why I don't use Daddario pure nickel strings is that those have slight different gauges from EXL110, while the gauge of this DR Pure Blues Nickel Medium is identical to that of EXL110. I am satisfied with this DR Pure Blues Medium.
These are simply the best sounding, best playing strings for a strat. I am very tone/feel conscious of which string is best for every guitar and this is the best match for a strat I've ever used. Been playing 30+ years pro. These are smooth, rich, great harmonic, touch sensitive, excellent sustain and "hang" strings And ... EB's are really the junk food of guitar strings - good for the masses and competetively priced - you can get full, but without great taste.
They are a little rough on the fingers but slide nice. They don't break and sound good.
These strings are the perfect fit for all of my neck thru style guitars. they especially sound great on the Les Paul. I like to break them in for a couple of days . They seem to sound better after 2 to 3 days. And, they hold up for a long time. By far the best strings I have ever used.
I am still quite new to the whole world of guitar playing. I have an old fender strat that I am learing to play the blues with. I broke a string a few days back and replaced all of them with the DR pure blues 10 gauge. I must tell you the difference in tone is amazing. My instructor (a collector and teacher) loved them. He was going to go pick some up after he tried my guitar. They are real easy to play. Even for newbie players. I love them I have found my favorites.
After using super slinkys for a long time because of their clean blues tone and playablity, i decided to lower my action and step up to 10s for a cleaner, deeper and less twangy tone. After this step, I will never go back to extra-light strings, and after trying these strings, I will never go back to the regular slinkys or daddarios (unless I need something for a non-blues guitar). The high-E actually feels like a 9 (I had to check the package to make sure it wasn't), but all of the strings give a nice tone you'd expect from a 10+. For my blues-infused fender lonestar, I've found no other stings that come close to the warm clean tone of these strings without sacrificing that bluesy tone that I love.
I use these strings on all 3 of my guitars. When new they have a very short break-in time usually staying perfectly in tune after a couple of tunings. They also hold their tune and tone longer than any other string I have used even with aggressive bending. They have a great tone perfect for blues and jazz. I suppose that is why they call them "Pure Blues".
I had been using different strings for a long time, and I just put these strings on my Gibson. I noticed the difference immediately! The sound is much more twangy and vintage. I love the sound and tone of it. Right away when I tuned it, I noticed that it is quicker to keep its sound than most others I have tried. I guarantee that I will not go back to using my old strings! These are worth spending the extra cash on.
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