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  • Dean Markley Blackhawk coated strings review





    For all the details, check it out here:


    http://www.harmonycentral.com/expert...guitar-strings


    As always, feel free to post any questions or comments you may have about either the strings or the review.

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  • #2
    There seems to me to be a lack of specifics around the sound of these. You say they're great sounding, but mostly highlight their durability.

    Do these sound better than a fresh at of DR Veritas or Thomastik-Infield electric strings? I'd be floored if they did.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Grant Harding View Post
      There seems to me to be a lack of specifics around the sound of these. You say they're great sounding, but mostly highlight their durability.

      Do these sound better than a fresh at of DR Veritas or Thomastik-Infield electric strings? I'd be floored if they did.
      Sound is subjective. Plus, these are coated strings designed for long life. Any review would naturally focus on that aspect. Since you've already decided they sound like crap they clearly aren't for you anyway.
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      • Grant Harding
        Grant Harding commented
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        You're jumping to a conclusion. All I said is that Is be floored if these sounded as good as my favourite strings. Not that I've decided these sound like crap. Those are your words.

        I didn't get the "these are good for coated strings" part of the review.

      • DeepEnd
        DeepEnd commented
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        Not much of a conclusion. You've decided they probably don't sound as good as your favorites, without trying them. Not much jumping involved. I didn't say they were "good for coated strings," nor did I see it in the review. I simply pointed out that reviews of coated strings tend to focus on longevity. It does say they're "lively" with "great tone."
        Last edited by DeepEnd; 02-27-2018, 10:55 PM.

    • #4
      Originally posted by Grant Harding View Post
      There seems to me to be a lack of specifics around the sound of these. You say they're great sounding, but mostly highlight their durability.

      Do these sound better than a fresh at of DR Veritas or Thomastik-Infield electric strings? I'd be floored if they did.
      I have never tried the Thomastik-Infleld strings, so I cant make any comparisons there.

      As far as DR strings, I've not had good luck with them - I kill and break them way too fast. YMMV.


      As far as their sound, they're very similar to Dean Markley's standard electric strings that many players will no doubt be familiar with...


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      However, as I mentioned in the review, what differentates them from standard strings is their longevity.


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      "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
      - George Carlin

      "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
      - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

      "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
      - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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      • #5
        I'll have to order some and give them a try. Apologies for sounding suspicious. I've tried all of the old coated brands and only a couple have lived up to their claims.

        ​​​​​​I'm used to the Anderton guys who wouldn't say anything negative about a product unless it sheared someone's head off - which they would probably mention as "not as user friendly as some".

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        • #6
          Originally posted by Grant Harding View Post
          I'll have to order some and give them a try. Apologies for sounding suspicious. I've tried all of the old coated brands and only a couple have lived up to their claims.

          ​​​​​​I'm used to the Anderton guys who wouldn't say anything negative about a product unless it sheared someone's head off - which they would probably mention as "not as user friendly as some".
          My job is to tell you exactly what I think - good and bad. It's a very rare review indeed where I don't have something to put into the "limitations" section.

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          "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."
          - George Carlin

          "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."
          - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

          "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."
          - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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