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colored strings for reggae

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by zsace1223, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. zsace1223


    Sep 5, 2007
    I know that DR makes a bunch of colored strings, but I am under the impression that these are used for metal.

    I play reggae mainly and use flatwounds. Do you guys know any colored strings that would be more suited towards my playing style? Thanks.
  2. Delta_Petra


    Feb 26, 2008
    Portland, OR
    I say get a green one, a red one, a yellow one, and a black one and call it good. :D
  3. DR colored IMO will suit reggae fine. they're just a bit duller than regular roundwound strings & stay "alive" sounding longer- wich U MAY or may not want.... Diamond BLACK Beauties are black colored flats.....if U R after black strings. I've used DR reds/blacks & greens & all've been good to me.
  4. tulsabass


    Feb 19, 2008
    I use the DR Blue Peacocks.
    I've had them one my gigging bass for about a year now.
    I play rock with a pick and surprisingly the blue coating hasn't worn off near as much as I thought it would.
    I'm thinking of getting the green or hot pink ones for another bass.
  5. jasper383


    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    They are Hi Beams with a coating on them, which lowers the brightness a little.

    I think they still would be a bit bright for reggae, if you're going for the traditional reggae bass sound.
  6. Everybody says this but I distinctly remember reading that they have a hex core. This would make them more like a LoRider, hence the reason I like them so much. Hi Beams are much to floppy.


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