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DR Strings BKB45 Black Beauties Electric Bass Strings (Medium, 45-105)

Fortified by DR's EXTRA-Life coating, Black Beauties bass strings are pre-coated before winding for increased lifespan and exceptional tone and volume. (17) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and Review This Product
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Black Beauties are one of the family of DR's EXTRA-Life coated bass string sets. DR Strings, makers of the world's finest handmade bass strings, combine reengineered wire technology with old-fashioned craftsmanship. The wire is pre-coated before winding for extra life and extra protection. This coating includes a corrosion inhibitor for extra protection against damaging substances such as perspiration, dirt, humidity, and "acid hands". DR's EXTRA-Life offers players a superior coated string without sacrificing the tone, clarity, and volume.

Premium coated strings in Black. Round-wound. zZounds is an authorized dealer of DR Strings products.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
45-105, BKB-45, Medium
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 6 x 1 in
45-105, BKB-45, Medium, 3-Pack
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4.5 out of 5 (17 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Really good solid strings"
Sound: The DR coated strings sound great, and they last a long time. Other brands "10" sound good for a couple gigs and are afterwords worthless. Feature: I love the colored strings. It's easier to meet girls now. Ease of Use: Just like any other strings Quality: This is where the DR strings shine. They are reliable from set to set and they will get you through those last few gigs in Japan sounding good and in tune. Opposite of RotoSound. Value: I bring and keep a couple spare sets, but I have never had a DR string break on the gig or off. A few bucks more for a superior long-lived product is what capitalism is all about. Put me on that train. The Wow Factor: All the girls ask why my strings are red. Overall: Been playing for 42 years and counting, with DR's for six years now. I'll give 'em up with my guns.
Style of Music: $$you like?$$ All bass
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Excellent for Classic Rock, Modern Rock & Alternative"
Sound: These strings sound "Full" the tone is "Solid" the highs are "Crisp". I had to do a little adjusting and actually raise my action just a bit but once they settled in, this is my go-to bass for that serious rock sound. Feature: These are coated strings. They last longer than non-coated. They are black and practically disappear on my bass. They look fantastic. Quality seems very high. Ease of Use: I did have to back off my aggressive playing style a bit until I got my bass dialed in again. They are extremely sensitive for coated strings and I found I had to lighten my touch and back my treble off a bit to minimize string noise. If you already use bright strings or have a light touch, you'll have no problems. Oh, and they build more callouses than flats. That's not a bad thing. Quality: Quality is great. No flaking and they have settled in extremely well. Last a long time. Value: Very much so. I felt I got more than my money's worth and I'll buy them again. Manufacturer Support: Never needed to call them. The Wow Factor: When I pull this bass out of the case I get "Whoa" and "What bass it that"? The T-Bird look is one thing, but add these coated black strings and it just looks fantastic. Then you hit an open E string and let the sustain ring (clear and crisp like a piano string) and it turns heads. Yeah, these are the only strings for this bass. It's like they were made for each other. Overall: I bought these strings for my new Thunderbird and wanted a black set to go with the bass. I had used their Red Devils on my old red Jazz and liked the look and feel of a colored coated string. When I first put them on I noticed several things. 1) They sounded much brighter than I expected, but that could partially be the pickups in the T-bird too.. 2) Having been using flats on my other basses for awhile and other brands of coated strings, I was surprised how "sticky" the strings felt. 3) Immediately after installing them I did a full octave slide on the D string I thought my finger was on fire from the brush burn. (Remember, been using smooth flats) 4) The sound was crisp and clear like a piano. So they took a little time to break in, but now I wouldn't put any other string on that bass. It sounds fantastic (and I get comments on how good my rig sounds with these on). They have held up extremely well with daily use for months. No flaking of the coating (very little pick playing) and have settled in nicely. I'm on here tonight to order a backup set.
Style of Music: Rock (modern, classic, alternative, metal) Pop & maybe a country tune here or there.
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