#1
Ok, so for a while i've been looking for a place to get colored strings, preferable blue. but the only strings i can find are DR strings, and i heard they suck, really hard... does anyone have any personal input on those or any others?
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#3
I hate colored strings. The color just gets worn off in a day or two anyways. PLUS, trying to use colored string really limits your choices... as you already know...
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#4
The color will come off anyway. For the extra price, color really isn't worth it.
#7
Gotta disagree here, I use DR Black Beauties on my Jackson and Fender. They last longer and have a really bright tone, great for harmonics. The only problem I've encountered is they're whispery. The color doesn't wear off except in heavily plectrumed areas. I like the fact that they DO last longer as both guitars have lockers on them, the Jackson has a Floyd, the Strat, a Kahler, plus they look mean.I can't really speak for the other colors, but the Black Beauties are really good, been using 'em for a couple of years now.
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#8
I have used several of the DR colored strings. I have tried blue, black and red. The blue and black ones both seemed to break really quickly. I did only try one set of each so maybe I just happened to get a bad batch or something. I have never had that problem with the red devils. The red devils I love, they rock. I like the way they feel and I think that they sound great. The color also seems to last a long time I have only had the color wear off in the area where I pick alot or if I scrape my pick down the strings. I have been using the DR red devils on one of my guitars for over a year and I think their great. I also use DR coated strings on my other two guitars I like the sound better than the D'Addarios that I used to use. It seems like the DRs stay brighter longer and don't need to be changed as much.
#9
I guess it's all a matter of taste. I find D'adarios to be flat and dull in tone. Plus if you've had a bad experience with a product, you're less likely to give it a second shot.
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#10
ive been using DRs since day 1. had no problem with them. i used the silver stars honestly, just cuz i do where down the coating pretty fast...but not before the first week is over lol.

mudvayne used them for awhile--at least the bassist did. idk about the guitarist.
#11
I just switched to DR red devils on my C standard guitar, they sound awesome and look pretty cool. The paint will wear off where you pick, but that doesn't do anything to the sound.
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#14
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Apparently, DR is the only company and the colour wears off within the first play.


I disagree completely. An old buddy (now a ****-tard who can die) used Black Beauties for a time, it took maybe 2/3 months for the paint to wear off where he picked, but never over the strings. And he played a lot.

As far as sound: We found the Black Beauties to have way too much of a trebley annoying sound to them. I don't think it's worth $$$ personally.
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#15
I had a set of the Black Beauties on one of my guitars and within a week of moderate play, maybe an hour or so a day, the color had completely worn off where the pick hits. It doesn't affect the sound but after awhile it starts too look horrible.
#16
Yeah, they dont look the best after the color wears off, altough the only string that seems to be taking any damage is my A string. They still sound great though.
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#17
Right now i'm using Dunlop Zakk Wylde Customs .10-.60 or something like that... i really like them but i just thought colored strings would be cool, i think i might try them out, it might be worth it
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