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post Jul 7 2012, 10:59 PM
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They chip. Badly. I chipped away so much "paint" just warming up for last night's EMULATOR show. Plus, they put a disclaimer INSIDE the package saying that "metal to metal contact will harm the neon finish". So, you just sold me a pack of guitar strings, for a guitar (which traditionally has METAL frets!!) and hid the disclaimer inside. What a rip. DR, I have lost some respect.

After the show, pink paint chips all over my guitar. Not a big deal, but just know....the neon doesn't last 5 mins.


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post Jul 7 2012, 11:52 PM
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Thanks for the insight! I was thinking of trying out these strings on my bass. I guess I'll skip them now considering strings on bass stay on for months - can't imagine how they would look after that much usage.


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post Jul 8 2012, 12:35 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Jul 7 2012, 03:52 PM) *
Thanks for the insight! I was thinking of trying out these strings on my bass. I guess I'll skip them now considering strings on bass stay on for months - can't imagine how they would look after that much usage.


Well, if you're not using a pick they won't chip away quite as fast, but I even saw chips on the frets at the end of the night. In fact, maybe I'll post a pic of the aftermath of 10 mins of warmup, and a 90min show. Granted, 90 minutes of Nintendo songs/EMULATOR set certainly is an intense 90 mins! But still.....I feel like DR knows that they are going to fail, hence a (literally!) separate paper "disclaimer" within the packaging!

But, before using the neons, I tried regular DR's and I love them compared to my slinky's. So despite my rant, I still think I'm switching to DR strings.


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post Jul 9 2012, 04:20 PM
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That's so bad, it's weird that this happens and they didn't solve it yet. Thanks for sharing your experience here. wink.gif


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post Jul 9 2012, 04:39 PM
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I also tried it - worst strings I ever played!


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post Jul 9 2012, 05:45 PM
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QUOTE (derper @ Jul 7 2012, 09:59 PM) *
They chip. Badly. I chipped away so much "paint" just warming up for last night's EMULATOR show. Plus, they put a disclaimer INSIDE the package saying that "metal to metal contact will harm the neon finish". So, you just sold me a pack of guitar strings, for a guitar (which traditionally has METAL frets!!) and hid the disclaimer inside. What a rip. DR, I have lost some respect.

After the show, pink paint chips all over my guitar. Not a big deal, but just know....the neon doesn't last 5 mins.

I had them on my guitar for a while and actually loved those strings! They have lasted me for a long time! Maybe you ran into a bad package? Try calling DR and ask them about it! They will replace it for free!

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post Jul 9 2012, 08:14 PM
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Man, that sucks !! Thanks for the info... now we all know to avoid them smile.gif


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post Jul 10 2012, 02:00 AM
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QUOTE (Alex Feather @ Jul 9 2012, 09:45 AM) *
I had them on my guitar for a while and actually loved those strings! They have lasted me for a long time! Maybe you ran into a bad package? Try calling DR and ask them about it! They will replace it for free!



I may do that....although, before I tried them I was warned that they "will chip easily, and you'll have that 'paint' all over your guitar". Argh, my fiance took the camera today! I will try to post pics tonight.

Love DR strings, non-neon. And other than the chipping, the neon effect was cooler/brighter than I expected!! WAY COOL for EMULATOR shows! But, I didn't like the feel of the coating.


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