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DR Strings Bass Extra Life Black Coated, .045-.105, Black Beauties, MR-BK-45

DR Strings Bass Extra Life Black Coated, .045-.105, Black Beauties, MR-BK-45
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50% Recommend this product (4 of 8 responses)
By Running Q.
Awesome Sound
December 17, 2022
Great feel and look on 24 fret bass. Awesome sound..
Color coatings are durable and provide a great look without sacrificing sound quality None
By Jorge R.
Black Beauties.
August 6, 2022
I’ve used these strings a few times now, and love their smooth action. Highly recommended
By Chris D.
February 1, 2022
I just received my Black Beauties a few weeks ago and I simply love the sound! This should last a while and the feel is absolutely awesome!!
Great feel and sound None
By paul m.
Tucson, AZ
Clear tone
May 20, 2021
These are my favorites purely for the string tone clarity on a variety of basses !

By Renard M.
DR Bass Extra Life Strings
July 24, 2011
These strings sound great I have the Black Beauties, they tuned good right out of the box. I love the low E & the high G. I play with the DR Marcus Miller I don't know if I'll put them back on.
By Scotty
DR Colour Coated
January 3, 2011
I've been playing music for over 45 years, bass for the last 30.

Tried two sets of these strings (black): on a 70s custom P-base style fretless and a Newer Ibanez SR 5-string

Tone: Out of the box they sounded (to me) like premium nickels that were already broken in, slightly muted, smooth highs, detailed mids with good punch and growl, and tight, warm fundamentals. I think these were the brightest sounding coated strings I've heard. After about a dozen sessions there was no perceptable change in sound quality.
And yes... they looked great!

Feel: They have some resistance to sliding, almost sticky/rubbery. On the five string this was, well, ..O.K. but for me (I have a very light touch), definitely not O.K. on the fretless.

I think someone with a heavier hand would not notice this as much.

Bottom line: I will buy these again for a fretted instrument because of the great looks and more than reasonable tone quality.
By Eben
DR Bass Strings
June 4, 2010
Love the longevity, and the tone is about as good as it gets for coated strings - I've had an issue with ball ends coming off a couple times, but all it took was an email to DR and they fixed things up in a flash; great folks!
By jebeh
black beauties
September 6, 2009
These strings have a warm feel and tone. They last through many consecutive gigs and rehearsals. And they look slick on my sunburst American Standard jazz bass. People always ask me about my strings. Black Beauties Baby!






1st G

EXTRA-Life Black Coated Round Wound



2nd D

EXTRA-Life Black Coated Round Wound



3rd A

EXTRA-Life Black Coated Round Wound



4th E

EXTRA-Life Black Coated Round Wound




EXTRA-Life Coated StringsÔ

DR's EXTRA-Life bass strings are the world's finest coated bass strings. The coating includes a corrosion inhibitor for extra protection against damaging substances such as prespiration, dirt, humidity, and "acid hands".

DR's EXTRA-Life offers players a superior coated string without sacrificing the tone, clarity and volume of DR HandMade uncoated strings."




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