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DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam Tite-Fit Stainless Steel, .040 - .095, LLR-40

DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam  Tite-Fit Stainless Steel, .040 - .095, LLR-40
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By Sandy
New York
❤️ Just Strings
October 31, 2020
I buy strings for my Brother-in-law for his birthday every year. He loves these strings and they’re difficult to find.... but Just Strings always has them! Good company, good prices, fast delivery.
Great selection, good prices None 😜
By Ethan F.
New York, NY
DR Bass strings
September 29, 2020
I have always found DR strings to be vastly superior to other brands. One main reason is that many of their strings are wound on round cores, which make for a much better sound than the hex cores on so many strings. In addition to the bass strings, which I just got for in-home recording, I use the Sunbeams and the Tite-Fit strings for acoustic guitars and electric guitars respectively.
Great sound, long lasting. None I can think of, except that on the guitar strings they put two strings (1st and 4th, 2nd and 5th, and 3rd and 6th) in each envelope. Changing individual strings on the band stand in the middle of a gig makes the doubling up inconvenient.
By Daniel Q.
bass strings
August 9, 2011
I like the lighter guage strings better they feel a lot more comfortable on my MM jazz bass that the standard guage. I could use either on but I like the 40-95 guage best.
By Scotty
DR Hi-Beams 40-95
January 2, 2011
Ive been playing music for over 45 years, bass for the last 30.
These strings are on an early eighties Musician, 34 inch thin neck-thru, swamp ash body with PJ Barts.
Word of caution: The outer wrap went part way around the tuner post on the E and G strings. Fit may be a problem on some 34 inch guitars.
These are a very low tension string and with the thin neck, I was unable to relieve the tension rod enough to set up the action to my liking. With that said, and even with the slightly elevated strings, the action was very fast due to the incredibly light touch and relatively slick feel.
After only a few hours of play-time the strings lost their initial brittleness and settled into sweet lead-crystal highs, slightly scooped mids (but still more than enough to produce some satisfying growls) and some of the richest fundamentals I've heard. All in all a very pleasing sound with great detail and lots of interesting harmonics. In my never-ending search for "that sound" these strings are currently in the number one position.
Bonus: These strings now have about 200 playing hours on them with little deterioration in sound quality or feel.
I will be buying these again (in a heavier gauge) and will be trying DR's Low Beams and Fat Beams as well. Very impressive!






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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