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DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam Tite-Fit Stainless Steel, .050 - .110, ER-50

DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam  Tite-Fit Stainless Steel, .050 - .110, ER-50
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By Troy M.
Amherst NS
DR highbeams
March 25, 2021
Very bright and powerful tone. I love them!!
By Anderew
March 16, 2012
I put these on my MIM Fender after a Hi-beams 105-45set. Every fret buzzed like crazy, and after playing them wth a band once I took them off. What a waste!
By StudioCityBassPlayer
One of the Best!
October 17, 2010
The DR brand is all about quality strings. They are all well made and reliably produce an identifiable sound.

I would use them exclusively except they lose their zing pretty quickly if you play them a lot (and I do). I keep a set around for special gigs but use cheaper strings for most gigs/rehearsals.

Can't say enough about their quality. They are A-One in my book.
By Lenny
DR Hibeams 50-110
July 1, 2010
Very good tone, stay in tune very well. They may take a bit getting used to as the have a slight "fine file" feel to them. This seems to go away after some playing. I have been using these for 3 years, now. I gave them a 4 star rating because on two occasions, after some "mileage", the "D string" seemed to go dead. This may be due to the hand made workmanship. All said, these give a nice responsive feel to my playing, and would recommend these to anyone that plays on the "harder style side".
By bill m.
heavy strings
February 12, 2010
In just a couple of words ... I love these strings. They were just what I was looking for. On my main 4 string I use the Jamerson 54's flatwound. Very stiff string that you can really dig into. After playing those a while switching to my fiver with medium Hi-beams everything just felt flabby. This heavy set with the fattest B string they make has made me very happy. I can dig in to my hearts content.






1st G

Stainless Steel Round Wound



2nd D

Stainless Steel Round Wound



3th A

Stainless Steel Round Wound



4th E

Stainless Steel Round Wound





"Hi-Beam stainless steel bass strings are round wound and constructed upon a round core which is unique in the industry. Hi-Beams require much more time, care, and extra steps to make than other bass strings. The extra effort DR expends making Hi-Beams results in a bass string that is highly flexible, musically bright (not harshly bright) and renowned for durability, unusually long life, consistency, and string-to-string balance. They don't eat your frets. Hi-Beams are the string to choose for brightness, and ease of playing."

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."




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