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DR Strings BKB5-45 Black Beauties Coated Steel Medium 5-String Bass Strings Reviews

4.0 stars based on 7 customer reviews
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  • Scott Sigler
    from San Diego June 15, 2017Music Background:
    Many bands over the years (currently playing for Tennessee Tina)

    Love these strings.

    I adore these strings. It could be confirmation bias because they look so cool, but I feel like the black coating gives a tiny bit more tactile resistance to fingerstyle plucking, which translates to punchier, more articulate playing. That extra millisecond or two of fingers staying on the string, giving more energy to the string, seems to give my sound extra punch and life.

  • Sasha
    from May 3, 2012

    Great success!

    I have used GHS coated strings, boomers, DR non-coated, rotosound, and on and on and on... these black beauties are the best.

    They don't have nearly the same deadening effect on your tone that most coated strings have. The tone stays consistent for weeks instead of days, and it's warm, punchy, and articulate. Plus, the coating gives you a great slick playing surface on the fretboard and reduces nasty string noise.

    It's a VERY NICE! Number one string in Kazakhstan.

  • Nigel Fairchild
    from Glendale, AZ June 29, 2015Music Background:
    30 years of bass, baby!

    Great for 35

    I think I had my last set on for a year or longer before tuning issues. The "affordable" Hartky strings I picked up in an emergency couldn't string through body for E and low B strings, so these are IT for me! Just wish the black coating was permanent. Can't use the occasional pick without losing some color. I get compliments ALL the time just for the way they look on my white Schecter P5. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

  • Michael
    from Pacific Northwest March 25, 2015

    Great Bass Strings

    I love these strings for their clarity and playability. I have been using them for a number of years on several of my basses. Have also turned several bass playing friends on to them and they are now
    converts. Great strings from a great company.

  • Lyle Berry
    from Fort Pierce, FL USA October 22, 2013Music Background:
    50 years of playing the bass in pro and hobby bands

    Black Beauties are the Bomb

    Installed a set of these babies on my 5-string Cort Curbow bass and they really brought out some heavy, rich bass tones. Plus the surface of these strings is easy on the fingertips of both hands. First night I had them on our band played for a party and everyone commented on the solid bass sounds. They took a little while to stretch and remain in tune, but I'm used to that.

  • frank winkler
    from hudson, N.C. March 28, 2013Music Background:
    Been playing for over 30 years

    DR Black Beauties Bass Strings

    Great strings first time I have used the DR strings great sound feels good; look's great would recomend to try for the price. Thanks Sweerwater very good people to deal with.

  • Abner J Muniz
    from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico April 18, 2012Music Background:
    Pro Musician

    Good Product

    Its good overall but the B string its thiker than expected. Im getting used to it.

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