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dr black beauties

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by x182, Jun 30, 2004.

  1. x182


    Mar 22, 2004
    anyone please these?

    how is the tension?

    would they be good on a fretless?

    how much do they cost compared to eB slinkies?
  2. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Yea, I'd like to know as well. I have been using Black Diamond coated strings for about a year and love them. They are pricey however. The DR's are a little more affordable and that would be a big plus if they have good longevity and provide good tone.
  3. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I have my Hanewinckel Vintage Retro 4 strung up with them. They sound good, plenty of top end for slapping and a nice, balanced overall character. Feel good, too. The black wears off VERY quick however and they look shabby. I found the G string started to fade after about an hour of playing. The tone lasts for a while, however and they tend to sound/last like DR's in general.

    You can see the strings on my bass in the pic with this review: http://www.talkbass.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/160/sort/7/cat/13/page/1