Increased sustain, vintage tone and great low tones for playing rhythm to lead are promised from DR Strings‘ Pure Blues electric and bass strings, distributed in the UK by Barnes & Mullins.
‘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 on 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 style string,’ B&M says. All sets are RRP £9.
DR’s Pure Blues bass strings, meanwhile: ‘combine a fat, warm punch with an edge especially designed for the modern bass player. By combining a new and unique Quantum-Nickel with the highest possible standard in winding techniques, Pure Blues bass strings achieve an unsurpassed sound and feel. Hand-wound on round cores for increased flexibility. DR strings are handmade (not machine-made) because our expert string makers are capable of making micro adjustments needed throughout the winding process for the best sound and feel possible’. RRP £35.