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How long do DR Black Beauties last?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Broke, Jun 2, 2016.

  1. Broke


    Sep 9, 2015
    I am getting a lot of wear and silver showing through after 6 months. Is this normal? I'm still a novice really.
  2. Gorn

    Gorn Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    For you, the answer is somewhere around six months. It's normal. Do you like how they sound? Keep them. Do you want them brighter? Get new ones. Or something else.
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  3. Broke


    Sep 9, 2015
    I like how they feel. And they look fabulous on my bass.


    Feb 10, 2016
    Michigan USA
    I find that the loss of coating goes hand in hand with a "mellowing" of the string. I use them om my 35" scale Pilot and like this phenomenon.
  5. Systolic

    Systolic Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Mine didn't even last that long.

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