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DR Dragon Skin!!!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by mmbongo, Dec 28, 2011.


  1. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!!

    DR Dragon-Skin Bass Strings from Bass Strings Online

    Coated Stainless Steel, and round core to boot! Man if these sound like FatBeams but with a smooth feel I may be in string heaven :)

    Just wish DR would get with the times and make something heavier than a .125 on the B string on all their sets, I'll still have to try them though.
     
  2. I haven't tried them on my bass yet, but I have them on my acoustic guitar. Dragon Skin is an accurate description, probably the most durable coating I've seen. No fraying like I usually get with coated strings.
     
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  4. funkybass

    funkybass

    Oct 19, 2006
    Indiana
    I agree. Don't know why they just have one available gauge in the dragon skins right now. I might try them anyway.
     
  5. Jazzdogg

    Jazzdogg Less barking, more wagging!

    Jul 29, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    "DR Dragon-Skin Bass Strings use DR's Clear Coated proprietary K3™ coating which is the first coating to make no apologizes and no excuses. Players have said the DR Dragon-Skin bass strings have less [sic] unwanted overtones, more volume, and greater articulation than standard non-coated electric bass strings."

    I don't understand how coating strings can increase volume and articulation (coatings typically attenuate vibration). But, if Dragon-Skin strings can reduce the annoying overtones endemic to so many round-wounds, that would be worthy of celebration.
     
  6. Nikoubis

    Nikoubis

    May 3, 2007
    Athens, Greece
    I would love to try these in nickel... I've been waiting for DR to come out with uncolored coated strings.
     
  7. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com

    Then you want DR Silver Stars

    K3 Coated Round Core Nickel Plated Steel...

    Been out for a while...
     
  8. Im a BIG DR fan but not their coated strings. Ive tried a few sets and all give me this rug burn type experience after playing for short periods..Thy feel sticky..Hope these are an improvement.
     
  9. Nikoubis

    Nikoubis

    May 3, 2007
    Athens, Greece
    Hmm, a while back I was a told by a guitarist that the Silver Stars actually look as if they are colored white and lost interest. I guess I'll have to check them out now, thanks for the info!
     
  10. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    They look like a brighter silver. Atleast the bass ones I have, id need to look at the guitar ones.

    Ill post a pic next to a standard sunbeam as well as one of the dragon skin.
     
  11. 4-string

    4-string Supporting Member

    Jul 23, 2006
    Norway
    Don't listen to guitarists. :bassist:
     
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  12. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!!

    Silver Stars are pretty white. No more than Elixirs though really.
     
  13. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Have you seen the K3 Silver Stars though?
     
  14. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    I guess I can see how they can look "White" when compared to other strings.

    If you ever took a look at some Silver Bullion these are about the same color.

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    They look like a very bright pure silver color...

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  15. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!!

    I may have the older, non K3 Silver Stars..mine do look whiter than those.
     
  16. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    first pic no flash / 2nd pic with flash.

    I haven't seen the non-K3 silver stars. I know the coating has been improved...

    I have seen the difference between the Red Devils in K3 and non-K3... The K3 is much brighter, while the non is a darker shade.
     
  17. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!!

    I'll do some pictures, my Dad has my good camera right now though :)
     
  18. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    The Dragon Skins certainly sound interesting. Do they feel a lot smoother than the average steel string? Might try a set someday on a funk/ slap bass.
     
  19. A little ignorant here, but I'm not really sure what these are supposed to do. I'm unfamiliar with coated strings. Never gave it a thought, really.
     
  20. CopperheadLXXIX

    CopperheadLXXIX

    Aug 9, 2003
    Jax, FL
    The coating is supposed to protect the strings from things like hand sweat, grime, etc. thus extending the life of the strings.

    I wish I could buy the dragon skins and silver stars as singles. :atoz: