Pure American Sound

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Pure Blues Strings pack

DR Pure Blues guitar strings are designed and crafted to recreate the unmistakable tone and feel of classic American rock and blues.

The moment you put them on, you will notice a distinctive, warm, balanced sound that produces rich overtones and oozes vintage vibe. Chords ring out sweet and round. Leads become more present with punchiness and sustain. And your fingers are rewarded with smooth playability and highly responsive touch sensitivity.

I haven't used anything but DR's round core Pure blues strings for 20 years. It is part of the makeup of what I do. They allow my thoughts to flow…they never get in the way of what I am trying to do.

Derek

Vintage Tone,
To the Core.

Pure Blues strings are made with the same processes and materials, used years ago, to faithfully recreate authentic, vintage guitar tones.

Pure Nickel

Pure nickel wrapped on round cores is a traditional approach to string-making and provides a warm, balanced, consistent tone as soon as you put them on.

Round Core

Round core strings ensure 100% contact with the wrap wire to create a dense and distinctly vintage tone with increased sustain.

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Available Gauges

Light 9, 11, 16, 24, 32, 42
Light - heavy 9, 11, 16, 26, 36, 46
Medium 10, 13, 17, 26, 36, 46
big - heavy 10, 13, 17, 30, 44, 52
heavy 11, 14, 18, 28, 38, 50
jazz 12, 15, 24w, 32, 42, 52

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Pure Blues Strings pack

The modern American bass player uses elements from many styles of music to personalize their sound, so their strings need to be up to the task and respond to whatever the music demands.

DR Pure Blues bass strings combine the warm tone of pure nickel with the brightness and edge of stainless steel for a rich and tonally balanced string that is perfect for players who demand versatility. Whether you play fingerstyle, with a pick, or slap, your bass will come alive with a full bottom, colorful mids, and bright articulate highs.

I can remember the first time I tried Pure Blues and they sounded great! They sound a little like I’ve played them for a day or so as soon as they come out of the pack…and I like that.

Derek

A Legend
in the Making.

Pure Blues bass strings are made with a unique combination of materials and manufacturing techniques for a sound that combines the best of classic and contemporary.

Quantum Nickel

DR's proprietary new alloy combines the smooth feel of pure nickel with the punch and brightness of stainless steel.

Round Core

Round core strings ensure 100% contact with the wrap wire. "These strings have more sustain and flexibility," says Victor Wooten

Hand wound

Making our bass strings by hand allows us to closely monitor quality, make micro adjustments throughout the winding process, and add a human element that can’t be duplicated by a machine.

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Available Gauges

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40, 55, 75, 95
Light - Light 40, 60, 80, 100
Medium - light 45, 65, 80, 100
Medium 45, 65, 85, 105
heavy 50, 70, 90, 110
light 5 - string 40, 60, 80, 100, 120
medium 5 - string 45, 65, 85, 105, 125
medium 5 - string 45, 65, 85, 105, 130
medium 6 - string 30, 45, 65, 85, 105, 125

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