#1
Hi everyone! Im gonna go get some new strings and my uncle told me to try somthing different and get some DR Black Beauty strings. Whats your opinion on them?

Cheers
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#2
great strings.

i use 'em
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#3
I've been curious about them for awhile... does the coating really make them last longer?
#4
They are the only DRs I liked sound wise. A few comments.

They lasted me about 2 months with daily play, before they started to sound dead. My major complaint is that with repeated play, the coating begins to wear in places and they look very grungy, which if you're a punk player could be a good look, but its something you need to be aware of. As much as I liked the sound, I didn't think they warranted the price DR charges for them.
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They are the only DRs I liked sound wise. A few comments.

They lasted me about 2 months with daily play, before they started to sound dead. My major complaint is that with repeated play, the coating begins to wear in places and they look very grungy, which if you're a punk player could be a good look, but its something you need to be aware of. As much as I liked the sound, I didn't think they warranted the price DR charges for them.

I agree with evertything she said except how they're the only good-sounding DR's. . When I had them on my ESP, they lasted about 3 months and sounded amazing for the first 2. After that, they got really dead really fast. Beware though, if you sweat a lot, make sure you wipe down your strings as often as possible. I sweat like a wh0re in church, and my strings started being plagued by massive amounts of grime. It really looked horrible against the nice-looking strings. Also, if you play with a pick, the coating wears away fast in the area you're usually picking.
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I agree with evertything she said except how they're the only good-sounding DR's. . When I had them on my ESP, they lasted about 3 months and sounded amazing for the first 2. After that, they got really dead really fast. Beware though, if you sweat a lot, make sure you wipe down your strings as often as possible. I sweat like a wh0re in church, and my strings started being plagued by massive amounts of grime. It really looked horrible against the nice-looking strings. Also, if you play with a pick, the coating wears away fast in the area you're usually picking.

Mhm.... so playing them makes the coat wear? How much do these things go for btw?
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#7
In the local shop, a set of 4 strings runs me from 25 USD to 30 USD. I can get a set of Rotos for about 20 USD (or 34 USD total if I buy two sets).
#8
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In the local shop, a set of 4 strings runs me from 25 USD to 30 USD. I can get a set of Rotos for about 20 USD (or 34 USD total if I buy two sets).

Wha?! And you're complaining they're too expensive?!

Here, the cheapest I've found a set of Rotos is £12.50 and I pay the same for my Stadium Elites. The cheapest I've found Black Beauties is about £30!!!
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#10
Elixirs are £30 where I get my strings from.
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#11
Max, I know even for the US, my area of the universe is dead cheap for strings.

I find it insane how much the UK and Australia pay for them. My point was for a set of DRs I can almost buy two sets of Rotos, and I just don't think the DRs were THAT good to warrant a two to one ratio.

I also find it perfectly insane that you pay almost 16 USD for a box of Lucky Charms, but that's another story for another thread.
#12
Yeah they're not worth the 1:2 ratio with rotos and here, they're certainly not worth the 1:3 ratio!

Lol, what actually are these lucky charms? I've never come across them.
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#14
Mmm, sounds nice, I can see why Ben's desperate lol. I love marshmallow.
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#15
Back on topic.....

I went to my local store and they dont carry 'em
So i bought some Ernie Ball Slinky strings, and I must say their not bad for 25$ CDN
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Back on topic.....

I went to my local store and they dont carry 'em
So i bought some Ernie Ball Slinky strings, and I must say their not bad for 25$ CDN


Yeah, I've never seen Black Beauties at my local store or at any of the stores I've been to. Slinkys are pretty good, I played them for a year then switched to GHS Boomers. I love them! They have an awesome sound for an active bass setup.
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#18
You guys are lucky, my favorite brand (GHS flatwounds) cost a cool $50. I don't care how dead they sound, at that price range I am not replacing them for a while.
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#19
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You guys are lucky, my favorite brand (GHS flatwounds) cost a cool $50. I don't care how dead they sound, at that price range I am not replacing them for a while.


50$ lol Why cant life be free?

Anyways im happy with my slinkys. Cheers everyone
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