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DR Neon Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by foxxiroxx, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. foxxiroxx


    Jan 10, 2013
    HAs anyone here personally used the DR neon strings?


    There are a handful of reviews over at Musician's Friend.

    I was wondering if the coating had an effect on the tone, if the coating wears off or looks gross after use and/or if they're durable....

    And just for fun, what color neon do you think would like good with this bass> 334651_orig.
  2. jgroh


    Sep 14, 2007
    I have a set of the neon green. Since I normally use HiBeams, I notice a difference in tone. They seem a little "duller" in tone, not a whole lot, but a little. I had them on for a while and didnt notice the coating wear off. Oh and for that bass I would get the green or yellow.
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Don't do it please !!!! we have to make these strings go away and the same with microwave french fries.
  4. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Never used them myself, but Yellow!!!!
  5. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    Green or orange

    Pink or yellow too!

    Or all!
  6. mogpipe


    Apr 22, 2011
    Neons are awesome. Was my string of choice before I discovered Chromes. That bass needs yellow i believe,
    ( I have a degree in Fine Arts y'know ). Still got a pair of High Beams on one bass. When they're done, Neons will go on that one. But yeah, yellow!
  7. justjazz


    Jul 28, 2012
    ...to sport a beautiful set of DR Neon greens!

    I've got a set of them on my 5 string, and the lower 3 strings sound like I'm playing a piano. (And considering that I've been playing a grand piano since I was a wee lad of 5, I know whereof I speak.

    Happy V.D., m'lady!
  8. spaz21387


    Feb 25, 2008
    Portland oregon
    I have a set. They are nice for coated strings. I hate elixer strings they feel slimey. Drs are good they have lasted a year on my p bass and still sound fairly bright. but the coating is starting to come off so its probably time for a new set soon.
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest

    Please help stop this madness sir you have the power to save lives here.
  11. Even the Black ones :(
    I agree about the fries though.
    Back2Bassic likes this.
  12. foxxiroxx


    Jan 10, 2013
    I love all the replies! Hmmm, some great suggestions, OH! btw - I didn't know they made white or blue, I bet those are awesome! My green Fernandez (in the picture) needs strings the worst ..... so I think yellow - or that great multi colored set.

    Hey what's so wrong about microwave french fries? lol. :)
  13. bcplemons


    Oct 23, 2008
    Keller, TX
    I tried the green ones on an all black Lakland at one point and couldn't get past the loose feel somewhat full tone. I had been using primarily Lo Riders at the time so the feel was the biggest down fall for me. They looked cool as hell, though.
  14. I have no experience with coated strings, but yellow would be pretty cool on that bass.
  15. hotbass57


    Nov 27, 2011
    Love coated using Silver Stars on jbass, GHS infinity Red on pbass, set of Black Beauties on waiting. Really liking the GHS nice even tone, great tension medium. Just ordered 2 more sets from bassstringsonline. $8 per set crazy deal.
  16. Dredmahawkus


    Nov 4, 2012
    that made me burst out laughing!
  17. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    I used to use the black ones and loved the sound and feel despite the wear they'd display. They've "improved" the formula and now the color lasts longer but the sound isn't consistent between the strings and overall duller. Could just be me, but that's my experience. I have no idea if the neon strings suffer the same fate.
  18. bassyogi


    Jul 23, 2012
    Sardis Ohio
    If you don't gig with black lights and just want a colored string, Aurora has a bunch of different colors that DR doesn't offer. I felt the tension was a little softer than DR neons though. I cannot comment on durability/longevity since I've only gigged with them once since putting them on. www.stringsbyaurora.com
  19. bluestarbass


    Jul 31, 2007
    I used the black ones on my p bass. They sound like a set of hi-beams once you've worn the "new" off of them. Hi-Beams to me, are useless for the first few hours of playing. Once they get that zing off them and settle down they are awesome strings for a long while. The black beauties are that way out of the box, but they keep that sound FOREVER. I have a set I'm wanting to take off for a heavier guage, but they still sound new after almost a year. Im not exclusively playing that bass, but I play it quite a bit.
  20. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    My bad, the blue are not Neons, just the regular ExtraLifes so they won't glow under black lights. They did just come out with Neon White though!

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