DR Neon Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Toneless, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Toneless

    Toneless Guest

    Mar 13, 2012
    Simple! How do they sound/feel/play? I've been looking for something to kind of spice up my look, and I'll be damned if neon strings get outspiced. If it matters, I'm playing around on a Squire J-bass. Black with a white pick guard. It's a hand-me-down from my brother who decided that guitar was more his forte. Butanyways, yeah. I'd just like some feedback on these strings before I bother buying some. Thanks guys!
  2. manbearpig97

    manbearpig97 Guest

    Mar 28, 2010
    They're rather rough, and will dig into your fingers if you don't have callouses formed. But other than that, they sound good, and look extremely cool.
  3. darkstorm

    darkstorm Guest

    Oct 13, 2009
    manbearpig97 reminds me that not everyone started on rotosound swing 66 strings. Lol. Ok, the neons do have a little bit diff feel. When I first started using them a bit over a year ago I noticed that with light fretting I at forst struggled a little to have light touch. The neon strigns are not as noticeable touch wise in that sense. However if your dragging your finger down strings, which I dont do) they do have alittle bit of draggy feel. Not rough like rotos but similiar hummmm. the do drag a little at first. After a couple days was able to do efortless light fretting with the neons. They just wherent as nitceable to the touch as rotosound and other liked roundwounds Ive played. Lol.
  4. Clinks

    Clinks Guest

    Apr 10, 2012
    Fort Drum, NY
    I never used the neons, but I bought some DDT's (also from DR Strings). THEY were rough, too!!

    I know this doesn't help you with the NEONs, I just think that DR's just come out that way...
  5. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    I love my dr neons...I dont think they are rough but im used to playing 10 years will do that...

    IMAG0751 by spaz21387, on Flickr
  6. riti

    riti Guest

    Apr 14, 2012
    I have neons on my 5 string and yes they are a little rough. But you very quickly get used to it. The coating started to come away quickly when picking (I mostly use fingers anyway), and you can see where the frets have also removed the coating. Sound is good for me, but that's personal choice.
  7. combination

    combination Guest

    Apr 11, 2012
    I had them on my e-guitar and as riti said, the coating gets off rather quickly when playing with a pick (especially the higher strings).

    Anyways, they are not that expensive and they look good.
    I found the sound to be clean and crispy, so you should definitely give it a try.
    In my opinion, they feel rough tho ;)
  8. Billy K

    Billy K

    Nov 5, 2009
    North Bay Marin
    They look so freaken cool, I have black on my two natural wood Fenders with black hardware. But alas the color comes off from fret wear.I guess I was naive to think that won't happen.They felt good,looked good but I won't buy them again.I went back to nickels. DR of course
  9. Clammy


    Nov 3, 2008
    Ottawa, Canada
    Endorsing Artist: Neal Moser Guitars, DR Strings
    From my posts in the other thread:

    Got the Neons on and there's a noticeable difference between them and the old Fat Beams I had on the Monster. I'm guessing the new vs old and well gigged strings is responsible for most of that difference. The Neons are brighter, and sort of "twangy". I like them. I'd really like to A/B them with a fresh set of Fat Beams, though.

    The feel is very similar to the Fat Beams. Both being wound on round cores gives them a nice low tension, and make the very comfortable to play. The coating on the Neons makes them feel smoother than the Fat Beams, but I never had an issue with the Fat Beams in that regard. they feel very smooth to me.

    I have now played a lot of rehearsals and gigs with the green Neons, and they've become my number 1, go to, strings. I LOOOOOVE the tone and feel of these things! They look awesome, and people are constantly coming up and asking me about them while complimenting my sound. Keepers for sure!

  10. strat56


    Jan 24, 2009
    Elkton, MD
  11. I've just put a set of Hot Pink on my Pedulla... they are very much like the black beauty's I put on my Ric...
    Didn't take me long to get used to them and I do enjoy their sound... and I find them to be pretty powerful on the bottom end. And dam, do they look hot!!!

  12. *Hopelessly holding out for DR NEON Hi-Beam Flats*
  13. Deef

    Deef Guest

    Sep 28, 2011
    Cork - Ireland
    As was said, they do feel rough. I was surprised at just how rough they were ( Going from EB super slinky's ). They do look awesome though. I have a set on my D-1 and they pop.
    Fretwear isn't too noticeable yet, but it's not a huge issue. I'll see how they last!