#1
what up guys. i just bought some dr cool blue strings and i do admit they look sick on my ibanez(cuz they're blue). however i did face a couple problems with them. 1st, the color wore off on the frets and where i mostly pick within a few days. and 2nd, after about a week, my high e broke. and i wasnt even shredding, and i didnt have any spares of that one string but like 3 of every other. so i just wanted to let u guys kno about this so u dont make the same mistake i did.
#2
Why the hell would anybody buy coloured strings?
Everyone is entitled to an opinion.

Feel free to express yours so I can make an informed judgement about how stupid you are.
#3
I've had bad experience w/ their strings and not the colored ones. I prefer GHS.
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#4
Just because you broke a string it doesn't mean the strings suck. There are many factors associated with breaking strings. Sharp points on the bridge/nut, a bend making part of the string hit a random sharp point on a fret, sometimes they even break for no real reason. I used DR strings for about 2 years straight once and never broke a single string. And the color coat isn't very thick, and it is widely known that it wears off fairly quickly.

Also, you say you had spares of every string except the one you broke. Is that because you have broken it before? If so, it didn't all of a sudden become the string's fault this time.
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#6
I too have had an issue with DR strings. I didn't have colored strings but did have issues with the high E breaking in less than a week. My strings weren't even stretched enough to lock down the tremolo before it broke.
#8
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what up guys. i just bought some dr cool blue strings and i do admit they look sick on my ibanez(cuz they're blue). however i did face a couple problems with them. 1st, the color wore off on the frets and where i mostly pick within a few days. and 2nd, after about a week, my high e broke. and i wasnt even shredding, and i didnt have any spares of that one string but like 3 of every other. so i just wanted to let u guys kno about this so u dont make the same mistake i did.




You do realize it's a coating and that coatings wear with friction, right? And that just because an E string breaks in a week that doesn't mean they're crap?

I've been using DRs for around a year and haven't had any problems other than the high E's intonation getting ****ed up if it's been on for over 2 months.
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#9
I've had great results with DR strings, the only downside I find with them is that they are a bit expensive.
#10
dude guys

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dont ever buy it,

nevermind that one time i bought these plastic red cups from walmart they were such a good deal an they warped in my dishwasher, what shit

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#11
I've never broken strings from DR'.
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#12
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#15
Never used them but one dud pack of their worst strings is no reason to hate them.

With that being said I'm an EB/D'addario guy myself. 12-56 ftw!
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#16
I was a D'Addario guy for a while and tried out a set of plain-jane DRs on a whim. I don't use anything else on my electrics now. I think they're fantastic and I haven't had NEARLY as many breaking problems as I did with the D'Addarios.

Maybe they're just better for rhythm dudes who slash the crap out of their strings.
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#17
I've used DR exclusively since 1999, never really had an issue with them. If it wasn't a mistake you made, you got a faulty string... Not a big deal, contact the vendor let them know it was faulty and get a replacement OR contact DR let them know you arnt happy and get a replacement.
#19
I think that I've had high E strings break during the first tune-up at least once with every single brand of string I've ever tried. But I wouldn't write off the entire brand based on it.

Strings break sometimes, regardless of what brand you are using. Regarding the color, like Matt said it's a coating. It's going to come off. The only colored string that I've seen where that doesn't happen is the Rotosound Nexus strings--but they have a polymer coating.
#20
Perhaps you got a bad batch? Every manufacturer lets a few lemons get through the QC screening now and then. DR strings are known for high quality. They certainly make fantastic bass strings. That colored coating is a gimmick, too. It isn't meant to last very long.
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#21
Yeah um.....DR strings are probably the best ive felt, just cause the coating wore off and your high e broke (which has the same probability to happen with any strings) dont mean u need to board a hate train to hatervill...
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#22
But, blue make everything sound better! how could you say that about BLUE strings?! I MEAN THEY ARE ****ING BLUE FOR GOD'S SAKE!

We should never buy anything blue, EVER AGAIN.
#23
my esp ec-1000 is blue, gonna burn that shit right now

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#24
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But, blue make everything sound better! how could you say that about BLUE strings?! I MEAN THEY ARE ****ING BLUE FOR GOD'S SAKE!

We should never buy anything blue, EVER AGAIN.


One of my guitars was blue, but then I painted it white. Should I destory it?!??!
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Yes. This guy has found out that blue makes everything bad, destroy it, before it kills your firstborn.
#26
I love DR strings.... It's all I use now. :O
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Yes. This guy has found out that blue makes everything bad, destroy it, before it kills your firstborn.


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#28
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I love DR strings.... It's all I use now. :O
But no! They blow up and stuff! And they have BLUE STRINGS. Stop using them plz
#29
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But no! They blow up and stuff! And they have BLUE STRINGS. Stop using them plz

You're right, I've been incredibly stupid.
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#30
Dr's are tough f...ing srings I hut the stings like fedor punches peoples faces and dr strings last a good 3 months of abuse. I prefer dean market blue steels because I dont need break them in when they are new though
#31
Since TS broke a string and can't play, could that have possibly caused blue balls? We should cut his balls off just in case.
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