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DR Black Beauties

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by simpy1, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. simpy1


    Mar 31, 2005
    New Zealand
    I've read opinions of TB members about these strings - they're all positive, but no one has mentioned slapping. Would these strings sound ok for slap bass or does the coating dull them a bit? I'm after a nice bright string that will last a while. Thanks!
  2. Triclops

    Triclops Guest

    Jan 14, 2006
    I find them to sound a bit dull out of the box, but they last a long time and they look bad ass! The color will wear off easily
    I'm sad to say...
  3. Kronos


    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    They sounded bright to me...I have black beauties on my BC Rich Virgin, and I had Red Devils on my BC Rich Mockingbird before I sold it.
  4. J.Wolf

    J.Wolf Gear Reviewer - Bass Musician Magazine Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2003
    Asheville, NC
    I just put a set on my main axe, and they sound great. Slap tone and all.
  5. RevGroove

    RevGroove Commercial User

    Jul 21, 2002
    Burlington ON Canada
    Acct Serv. Man.: Long & McQuade; MTD Kingston Basses Intl Emerging Artist; Bartolini Emerging Artist
    I slap on mine...fat, punchy tone on the thump, bright and punchy on the pops...go for it man
  6. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006
    I'm thinking of putting these strings on my Carvin LB75 Fretless. Anybody use them on a fretless with good results?
  7. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    I don't have the Black Beauties, but I have the Peacock Blue, and they seem to have a good slap tone. I think the uncoated Hi-Beams or Fat-Beams are a but punchier and brighter, however.
  8. Kronos


    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA

    I have. I enjoy the tone they give me on my fretless. But, be careful. These are roundwounds, and if you don't have an ebony or epoxied fretboard, they will mar the fretboard.
  9. Fo' Shizzle

    Fo' Shizzle

    Aug 28, 2003
    I've got Elixers on my 5 string fretless. Coated strings are great for fretless...... easier on the fretboard. I'm tempted to get some of the green ones for my fretless (it's green). I'm worried that might be a little gay though...........(not that there's any thing wrong with that).
  10. BigTopBruno


    Sep 6, 2002
    NJ, USA
    I love 'em for slap...feel good, tight response (not sluggish), surprsingly bright...

    try em
  11. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess I'm Your New Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    I have the Red Devils on my Fernandes fretless...which wasn't always fretless, but they don't seem to do a lot of damage.

    Hey, Jaco used roundwounds on a fretless, so it can't be that bad, eh? :D
  12. ElBajista


    Dec 13, 2005
    Sebring, FL
    Yes, but he also had an epoxy-finished fretboard.....:smug:

    I plan on using these strings when I make my black/black/maple fretless SX. Can't wait!
  13. Tony G

    Tony G

    Jan 20, 2006

    I have an ebony fingerboard on my carvin lb75F. If used nothing but nickle roundwounds on this bass for as long as I've owned it new from the factory. I still have some small sting markings on my fretboard.
  14. I have had a set of Black's on my JO5 since July 05. For slap they are about gone. For finger style they are perfect. I'm stuck right now between replacing them or letting them stay on. I've got a Fender MIA Jazz Dlx V with TI SA's that's ok. I won't spend the dough on the SA's again. Good sound just not my thing. I also have a USA Peavey Millenium that I strung with Elixir's. Only have two gigs with this setup and so far I like. I still always come back to the DR's. I've been wanting to try the Bootzies but based on other threads I think I'll stick with BB's.
  15. Obese Chess

    Obese Chess I'm Your New Dad Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2005
    Portland, OR
    I might have to get me one of those once I find out what the hell it is. I've just got this bass where the guy hammered the frets out and filled 'em with...uh...filler.
  16. MajesticFrog


    Feb 22, 2006
    So, what scale are the 5 string sets of these? Will they fit on my 35" scale bass?
  17. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    Yes they will.
    They fit my 35" scale Schecter just fine.
  18. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    I'm thinking about putting a set of these on my MTD Beast.

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