- - DR neon strings
|dskissel ||08-16-2013 08:57 PM |
DR neon strings
Hey all! I am new to the forums and all but i have been playing bass for about three years and i saw the DR Neon strings at guitar center the other day and i had a few questions about them. the biggest one is that they are called medium. Does that mean they are medium scale? Or is that just a brand thing? Also I did not see anything but if the above is true, are there long scale names? Thank you in advance!
|mmbongo ||08-16-2013 09:03 PM |
Medium is the gauge, 45-105. They also have light and heavy.
They are wound to 38" to the first taper, so they are long scale.
|dskissel ||08-16-2013 09:05 PM |
Thank you very much! i wasn't sure if it was gauge or scale so this is a big help! Also does anyone know how they sound? is it crisp like normal new strings or what?
I had a set. I usually use D'Addario mediums, and the biggest difference to me was the tension. DR medium is WAY WAY lower tension that D'Addario medium. I liked it quite a bit.
As for sound, I noticed they stayed bright for longer than my normal strings. Other than that, pretty nice.
|powmetalbassist ||08-16-2013 09:13 PM |
You'll sometimes see people on the forum bad mouth them (try doing a search), but I've been using them for 3 and a half years now, sound great, and last alot longer than the strings I used to use (Snarling Dogs).
|mmbongo ||08-16-2013 09:33 PM |
Yeah great strings and they sound fantastic! Jason at Bass Strings Online has rainbow colored sets of them which look killer :)
|darkstorm ||08-17-2013 09:47 AM |
They sound very good and unlike other coated strings they hold up excellent to pick use with no notceable wear off after 4 months use. However being coated they arent grounded at the bridge which can create some hum issues for some basses. Main problem I had with them was too many dead strings in the box issues. Did take a little bit to get used to the bit of grabby or sticky feel for fretting. And the strings dont do touch harmonics as easy as uncoated strings. As the other two minor issues.
|Jamarvic ||08-17-2013 02:33 PM |
They sound good and look great ,but I stopped using them on my Squier Jazz because it's not shielded, so there is more noticeable noise.
|Daedraziel ||08-21-2013 05:24 PM |
I had a set of these on my sr305 last year just because I thought they would be fun to gig with 3 nights a week with during the summer on the black bass. The G was dead out of the bag and I may have put 15 hours of moderate use on them before the E A and D strings followed suit... They literally sounded and felt like rubber bands when they died. I was extremely disappointed with them in terms if durability and price, but they looked pretty nice on there for the short time they lasted. I'm an elixir guy mostly and maybe a set of daddarios from time to time but I was really hoping for more out of them.
|Linnin ||08-22-2013 04:42 PM |
Love DR NEONs
I love DR NEONs! They sound superb and last twice as long. Plus they look absolutely fabulous!
|Clammy ||08-24-2013 12:53 AM |
I've been using green Neons for the past couple of years, and I LOVE them. They sound fantastic, feel great, and last a long time.
|Daedraziel ||08-24-2013 08:00 AM |
Maybe after I burn out the set of elixirs on my custom orange bass, ill pick up another set of these. You guys seem to have had better experiences than I have with them, maybe i got a bad pack.
|powmetalbassist ||08-24-2013 10:09 AM |
It happens man, with any manufacturer you get a bad pack. I bought a set that the E string unraveled on me. Its bound to happen, but overall a great product.
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