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Black colored strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by SDGRfreak, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. hey,
    i heard someone talking about black colored strings the other day and i didnt know there was such a thing. If anyone knows anything about them(ie...sound, brands, quality) please let me know cause im interested in buying a set.

  2. DR makes the Black Beauties. I've never used the Black Beauties, but I've used the Red Devils. They didn't seem to cut through very well, IMO. They had a muted quality, at least on my bass through my amp.
  3. anchorsteam


    Nov 17, 2005
    woodstock, ny
    i've used the black beauties a 1/2 dozen times and they are . . . well consistant. they start out somewhat muted but they stay that way for a long time (year +).

    as a long-time rotosound user, they ( the DR Black Beauties) took some getting used to. i did go back to the roto's because for that three week period, the roto's just have so much character.
  4. after some time the black coatin wears off.
  5. I never stuck with the colored strings long enough to get used to them. they just aren't for me, I guess. They look cool though.
  6. ArwinH

    ArwinH run rabbit run

    Dec 1, 2005
    Southern California

    They sound very good on the bass I use in the jazz band tho, in that context the sound sits just fine. I really dislike the sound and muted top end when doing most things, but for the fingerstyle stuff, sambas, and latin tunes I play electic on in the jazz band they sit very well.
  7. thanks guys
  8. RevGroove

    RevGroove Commercial User

    Jul 21, 2002
    Burlington ON Canada
    Manager, Account Services: Long & McQuade Ltd. (Burlington); MTD Kingston Basses International Emerging Artist; Bartolini Electronics Emerging Artist
    I have to say, I like 'em! I tune down to "Gospel" tuning, A-D-G-C-F on my main axe, and they really sing! A little squeaky at first, but once they're worked in, not bad!

    Black Diamond also makes a coated string, but I've not been able to find a retailer local to me to try them out (incl. L&M), but I've read about them online here:


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