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DR Pure Blues Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings

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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. Sounds great on any vintage guitar!!
Gauges:
PHR-9 Lite 9 11 16 24 32 42
PHR-9/46 Lite-Hvy 9 11 16 26 36 46
PHR-10 Med 10 13 17 26 36 46
PHR-10/52 Big-n-Hvy 10 13 17 30 44 52
PHR-11 Heavy 11 14 18 28 38 50
PHR-12 X-Hvy 12 15 24 32 42 52

Reviews

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80% Recommend this product (8 of 10 responses)
By Gilbert Cook
Roblin,MB. Canada
June 16, 2018
Another Winner!
these are another set of string I tried on a whim.. couldn’t be more happier with my choice, warm tone, sustain, and they feel great..
By JULIEN
ROCQUEFORT, FRANCE
November 16, 2017
Resistant and warm
Very resistant compare to any pure nikel ... Don't need a backup guitar anymore with fresh set before any concert. Good for Les Paul any strat too !
ProsVery resistant
Consneed a little more time for streching.
By Colin
Campbell River, BC
June 21, 2015
Great for the price
Awesome sounding strings. Extremely easy to play. My go to choice for less expensive guitar strings. Lots of jangle on my Strat, Tele would be thin I imagine as another reviewer stated.
By CalypsoJimmy
Hartrford, CT USA
June 9, 2015
DR Pure Blues Electric Strings on acoustic resonator guitars
I tried these strings on two National single cone resonator guitars of mine. Motivation for that: I wanted a lighter gauge string, nickel, with an unwound 3rd. Just to see. Results: On my wood-body National Radiotone Bendaway: These strings are fantastic. Great feel, clear bell-ringing tone. Superb enunciation. I have a Highlander pickup in this guitar, and this is a truly great pro sound. Beautiful. On my vintage metal body '31 Duolian: The strings feel good; the tone is "very nice" but I sense a loss of some of that characteristic "growl" and "cojones" that the vintage Duolians usually deliver. Summary: Feel-wise: great. Sound-wise: Made one guitar sound much better, made the other guitar a bit more anemic. I may never use another kind of string on the wood-body Bendaway, while I will probably go back to a growly bronze-y sound with the metal Duolian.
Prosexcellent feel, excellent enunciation, excellent tone on my wood-body resonator guitar.. Given that these strings are designed for electric guitar use, they really do quite well on my acoustic resonators..
ConsNot really a "con" but.... based upon my experiences with these strings, my experiences in general, and the review postings of others ... Just don't assume that they are excellent on every instrument, and the only way to find out if they work on a given guitar is simply to try a set.
By Toulouse
Columbia, MO
March 28, 2015
Versatile and clear.
I have lots of guitars so I have to change strings often. I play many different genres and test different strings with each order. These DRs are my general go-to strings because they just don't let you down. They have rich tone and great sustain. And yeah, they can scream Marty Stuart on my 4 teles.
ProsConsistent Great tone
By FreewayJam
, Toronto
November 28, 2014
Rich, Warm tone - Round core the way to go !
Been using these for about 3 years now, after trying all the other major brands, and these are far and away the best, nicest sounding strings i have used, and will continue to use. These are made using a round core, which i believe helps make them sound so nice and smooth. I find them very comfortable to play as well as staying in tune better than anything else tried. After looking into how strings are made / processed, materials used etc., and doing a bit of research, it just makes more sense ( to me, anyway ) that a round core string will sound and perform better than a hex core. You have full contact with the 'wrap' or 'wind' on the core when it is round, as opposed to a hex core, where you have 'space' between the wrap and the core because of the hex shape. Modern manufacturing technique's are what brought about the need for the hex core, moving away from the traditional round core. These are rich and warm, with excellent sustain, and i have not looked elsewhere since finding the DR Pure Blue's strings, great string on all counts. Have recommended them to a number of other player's, and many of them have switched to these as well. Give them a try, i think you will be pleasantly surprised. Strings and Beyond .Com has by far the best pricing anywhere for them, make's the choice very easy !!
ProsWarm Vintage Tone Excellent sustain Tuning is excellent and consistent Uses a 'Round Core'
ConsNone
By B
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November 9, 2014
good
these are good
By Don
Harrisburg PA
August 27, 2014
DR Pure Blues
These strings are some of the best I have tried on my Les Pauls. I have tried way to many to list but always come back to DR pure blues. They have a tone and feel unmatched by other brands. Having said all that ,I have had issues with intonation on some sets. Recently DR has started to package these strings in a plastic wrap, like D'Adarrio. This is a huge improvement that shouldn't have taken this long to figure out. That go's for the rest of the string manufacturers out there, pleas take note. DR Pure Blues do not work with every type guitar however. I do not care for them on Fender's. They just don't seem to work on Tele's and strat's. I don't believe there is one do all string that works on everything. It really depends on the individual guitar. I've tried other DR's like tight fit, but for my playing style and tone requirements they just didn't cut it. I play mostly rock and blues and love the old Les Paul tones of the 60's and 70's. These strings deliver the goods.
ProsUnrivaled tone and feel.
ConsPast occasional issues with intonation, which I believe was due to string defects.
By John Sears
July 11, 2012
Destroyed my Tele sound.. Taking off!
I got these for my Tele and and I basically went from a classic Tele rich twang to an ULTRA thin sounding twing. The tone lost all body and harmonics. Sounds like I have on fishing line. Anyone who says they can tell the difference must be using cabinets that are coloring the sound. I use an out straight to studio monitors and have a power home theater sub so I kow my tone very well. I promise you these strings are lifeless, rob the harmonics, sound lifeless.. Its very, very noticeable when crunch time comes. That 9 string is like this annoying tin mosquito sound. Let's put it this way, the sound was so thin and awful I thought there was a problem with my pickup or I must have knocked something lose when changing the strings. And the last biggest suprise is NON slinky these were. I thought for sure with the light guage and they wold be easy to bend. No. They are not easy at all.
By Chris
February 2, 2012
DR Pure Blues
Fantastic strings. Great sustain. Tone on unwound strings as good as it gets in my opinion. Intonation vastly improved, had to move almost all my saddles toward the nut. Absolutely worth the extra $2. Very happy I stumbled across these strings. Round core with round nickel wrap strings are best combination in my opinion. I play an Orange Dark Terror amp, and could instantly tell these strings dripped tone.

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