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DR Dragon Skin!!!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by mmbongo, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    DR Dragon-Skin Bass Strings from Bass Strings Online

    Coated Stainless Steel, and round core to boot! Man if these sound like FatBeams but with a smooth feel I may be in string heaven :)

    Just wish DR would get with the times and make something heavier than a .125 on the B string on all their sets, I'll still have to try them though.
  2. bertbassplayer

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    I haven't tried them on my bass yet, but I have them on my acoustic guitar. Dragon Skin is an accurate description, probably the most durable coating I've seen. No fraying like I usually get with coated strings.
  3. funkybass

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    I agree. Don't know why they just have one available gauge in the dragon skins right now. I might try them anyway.
  4. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging! Supporting Member

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    "DR Dragon-Skin Bass Strings use DR's Clear Coated proprietary K3™ coating which is the first coating to make no apologizes and no excuses. Players have said the DR Dragon-Skin bass strings have less [sic] unwanted overtones, more volume, and greater articulation than standard non-coated electric bass strings."

    I don't understand how coating strings can increase volume and articulation (coatings typically attenuate vibration). But, if Dragon-Skin strings can reduce the annoying overtones endemic to so many round-wounds, that would be worthy of celebration.
  5. Nikoubis

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    I would love to try these in nickel... I've been waiting for DR to come out with uncolored coated strings.
  6. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Then you want DR Silver Stars

    K3 Coated Round Core Nickel Plated Steel...

    Been out for a while...
  7. LightGroove

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    Im a BIG DR fan but not their coated strings. Ive tried a few sets and all give me this rug burn type experience after playing for short periods..Thy feel sticky..Hope these are an improvement.
  8. Nikoubis

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    Hmm, a while back I was a told by a guitarist that the Silver Stars actually look as if they are colored white and lost interest. I guess I'll have to check them out now, thanks for the info!
  9. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    They look like a brighter silver. Atleast the bass ones I have, id need to look at the guitar ones.

    Ill post a pic next to a standard sunbeam as well as one of the dragon skin.
  10. 4-string

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    Don't listen to guitarists. :bassist:
  11. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    Silver Stars are pretty white. No more than Elixirs though really.
  12. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Have you seen the K3 Silver Stars though?
  13. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    I guess I can see how they can look "White" when compared to other strings.

    If you ever took a look at some Silver Bullion these are about the same color.

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    They look like a very bright pure silver color...

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  14. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    I may have the older, non K3 Silver Stars..mine do look whiter than those.
  15. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    first pic no flash / 2nd pic with flash.

    I haven't seen the non-K3 silver stars. I know the coating has been improved...

    I have seen the difference between the Red Devils in K3 and non-K3... The K3 is much brighter, while the non is a darker shade.
  16. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    I'll do some pictures, my Dad has my good camera right now though :)
  17. TheEmptyCell

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    The Dragon Skins certainly sound interesting. Do they feel a lot smoother than the average steel string? Might try a set someday on a funk/ slap bass.
  18. Calebmundy

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    What overtones?
  19. SirGrotius

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    A little ignorant here, but I'm not really sure what these are supposed to do. I'm unfamiliar with coated strings. Never gave it a thought, really.
  20. CopperheadLXXIX

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    The coating is supposed to protect the strings from things like hand sweat, grime, etc. thus extending the life of the strings.

    I wish I could buy the dragon skins and silver stars as singles. :atoz:

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