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DR Strings Electric Guitar - Pure Blues Nickel Heavy, .011-.050, PHR-11

DR Strings Electric Guitar - Pure Blues Nickel Heavy, .011-.050, PHR-11
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17% Recommend this product (1 of 6 responses)
By Anonymous
plano Tx
Great strings
May 1, 2021
Best price and quality Just Strings great selling company !!
Pure Blues 11's
June 6, 2012
Awesome strings! I've tried all kinds, and I just put a set of 11-50's on my Gretsch Electromatic hollowbody, and it's like I have a new guitar! These gauges really brought out the tonality of this guitar, you can hear nuances that you never did before. It's totally different, tonally, from a set of 10-48's. I agree with reviewer Daniel, you do need to attack the higher, unwrapped strings a bit harder than you might otherwise think, but it's worth it. I'll also add that I'm playing with a stone pick, that makes a diff also. Of course you need to adjust the truss rod to accept the higher tension also. Great strings, great tone!
By Don
January 5, 2011
Just what I ordered and I saved a few bucks! Merry Christmas.
By Barry
pure blues
July 4, 2010
These are awesome. I put them on my roadworn tele and they sound and feel great.
By Jay M.
gorgeous sound
November 5, 2009
The Pure Nickel DR strings are my favorite round wound string. The sound rich, delicious and dimensional. You can put on a set and track right away and the tone is perfect. The highs are nice and clear but not harsh. I love them on a Tele, Strat, Les Paul.
By Daniel P.
Supple Feel, Warm Tone
September 1, 2009
These are my preferred strings for a vintage style telecaster. They are similar in sound to other pure nickel wrapped strings, but being a round-core string, they are much more supple than a typical pure nickel string. This helps keep playing tension in line with a medium thickness like the .011 set that I use. With a hex-core string, the E, A, and D can become too touch to bend. As with most pure nickel wraps, the volume is cut substantially on the wrapped strings, so be prepared to adjust your playing style accordingly. It actually works out very well most of the time, as the amplifier is not overwhelmed by muddy bass notes with these strings, but for melodies played on the lower strings, you will need to learn to pick a little bit harder to compensate.






1st E

Plain Steel  



2nd B

Plain Steel  



3rd G

Plain Steel  



4th D

Pure Nickel Round Wound



5th A

Pure Nickel Round Wound



6th E

Pure Nickel Round Wound




"Pure Blues"

"In the DR tradition of using old style construction to improve modern performance, PURE-BLUES electric guitar strings are designed with pure nickel wrap wire, round wound upon round cores. While this is a slow, expensive method of string making, it does produce a string acclaimed for increased sustain, vintage tone, and great low tones for playing rhythm to lead. The extra step of winding pure nickel around a round core gives the PURE-BLUES a punch that players say they are surprised to get in a vintage string.

DR Strings

"From the first handmade strings DR made for Marcus Miller and Jeff Healey (both of whom have played DR's for over six years), to our latest development, the remarkable ZEBRA electric-acoustic strings, DR HandMade Strings approaches sound and string design differently from other makers… we are all players. The secret to the way we make DR strings is the word "slow." No other company we know makes strings one at a time, so very slowly and carefully. Quality of sound is paramount… along with the highest possible specifications for materials. Longevity and durability are our next concerns. We are NOT a high speed, mass production company. We have an elaborate quality control system.

For a relatively new company, we have been embraced by a surprising number of "Legends and Masters" of guitar and bass. A partial list of DR endorsees includes Sting, Marcus Miller, Jeff Healey, Adam Clayton of U2, Warren Haynes of GOV'T MULE and THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, Jonas Hellborg, Bo Diddley, "Skunk" Baxter, Victor Bailey, Steve Kaufman, Percy Jones, Darryl Jones of THE ROLLING STONES, Rick Derringer, Mick Karnes, Andreas Kisser, Max Cavalera, & Paulo Jr. of SEPULTURA, Birelli Legren, Trey Anastasio and Mick Gordon of PHISH, SMASHING PUMPKINS, Gary Tallent, Tony Franklin, Ty Tabor & Doug Pinnock of KING'S X, Dimebag Darrell of PANTERA, Scott Ian, Paul Crook, & Frank Bello of ANTHRAX, Stefan Lessard with THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, Peter Rowan, Shawn Lane, Paul Pesco Matt Freeman with RANCID, Per Gessle of ROXETTE, Sharlee D'Angelo of MERCYFUL FATE, and VERUCA SALT.

DR Strings are made with more metal than one realizes at first. By way of example, before a .042 gauge DR string is carefully wound, core wire and wrap wire that total .043 are prepared. After a process we call "Compression-Winding", a DR string that gauges a .042 is produced.

The ratios and principles of "TITE-FIT" / "Compression-Winding" are used for the specifications and manufacture of all DR strings. At DR we craft our strings at tension. The following is one example of how the DR wrap/ratio formula works… in this case for .042's. Core wire is .016, wrap wire is .0135 x 2 (top and bottom covers). Total material gauges .043 before winding and .042 after winding."




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