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Anyone used Dark Horse Strings ?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Makatak, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. Makatak


    Apr 13, 2002
    New Zealand
    Selling cheap around here , supposedly last longer than most other strings ????? , that all depends I reckon .
  2. Makatak


    Apr 13, 2002
    New Zealand
  3. I would also like to hear some reviews related to Dark Horse Strings.
  4. okcrum

    okcrum in your chest

    Oct 5, 2009
    Verde Valley, AZ
    RIP Dark Horse strings
    Check out the web site for reviews. They have tons of tone, and they last, but I'm a biased opinion. :)
  5. druidnz


    Nov 9, 2012
    I just purchased a set. Good price compared with other strings, normally i use D'Addario, but willing to try something else if it will save me some coin in the future.
    I will comment on my experience one i have them on.
  6. druidnz


    Nov 9, 2012
    I Said i would comment when i got these, and first impressions are very good. They sound great when you compare them to the price i payd vs other major manufacturers.
    Well worth trying out if your looking to try something else.

    The real test will be to see how long these things last before they start to sound a bit stale.
  7. BillyIVbass


    Sep 24, 2008
    Gear Reviews Guitar World Online
    I reviewed a set for my blog and found out the company was right near me in Pennsylvania. I put a set of their steel strings on my P-bass. They were 45-105. Reminded me of D'addario Pro Steels. They did last almost a year, I usually change strings every 3-5 months. So for me they lasted longer.
  8. OneWheelLess


    Oct 24, 2013
    Best strings Ive ever used, i use the Nickel strings on 4, 5, and 6 string basses. They outlast all else Ive tried, I think tonally the comparison to prosteels is adequate, I prefer the sparkle and quickness of nickel strings. Theyre similar to DRs in tension and and tone though i definitely prefer the DarkHorse strings. Best all around strings Ive used.
  9. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
  10. AdamR


    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
    Just came across these strings. $45 a pack on their site for nickle with a tapered B string. Kinda pricey IMO but wouldnt mind giving them a try
  11. baceface


    Dec 28, 2014
    I have the exposed core, stainless on my pbass and they sound and play awesome. Also have some going on my new custom bass that will ship soon which is long scale. They wrap up to 50" and will take specific instruction for scale length, exposed core length etc...
    For me, they've been worth it
    AdamR likes this.