DR Strings Electric Guitar - Pure Blues Nickel Light, .009-.042, PHR-9

SKU:
DRS_PHR-9
UPC:
0600781000673
Instrument:
Electric Guitar
Material 1:
Plain Steel
Material 2:
Pure Nickel Round Wound
String Total:
6-String
Tension:
Light Tension
End Type:
Ball End
Gauge 1:
.009
$8.99

DR Strings Electric Guitar - Pure Blues Nickel Light, .009-.042, PHR-9

 

String/Note

Gauge (in)

Material

1E

.009

Plain Steel 

2B

.011

Plain Steel 

3G

.016

Plain Steel 

4D

.024

Pure Nickel Round Wound

5A

.032

Pure Nickel Round Wound

6E

.042

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."

PURE BLUES™ Electric Guitar Strings are constructed with a pure nickel wrap wire on a round core wire to produce a distinctive warm and balanced sound with rich overtones and a vintage vibe. They create the unmistakable tone and feel of classic American rock and blues with chords that ring out sweet and round, while leads have more punchiness and sustain. They feel smooth and playable with a remarkably responsive touch.

Pure Nickel Wrap wire produces a distinctive warm, balanced and vintage tone

The round core wire produces a smooth and flexible feel

Captures the old-school tone of American blues rock