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DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam™ Tite-Fit Stainless Ex. Long Scale, .045 - .125, LMR5-45

DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam™ Tite-Fit Stainless Ex. Long Scale, .045 - .125, LMR5-45
Manufacturer:
DR Strings
Manufacturer Part #:
LMR-45-125
SKU:
DRS_LMR5-45
Price:
$33.38

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By Alan Deremo
February 28, 2013
The best!
I've been through a lot of strings from many different manufacturers. On my Fender Marcus Miller V, Hi-Beams are the only ones that are just completely right, both in terms of sound, tension and feel. String life is about 3 times greater on average than other non-coated strings that I've used.
By Paul Boxwell
July 4, 2011
So good and so Cheap
I used to get through a set of strings every two weeks, these strings last three to four times longer than anything else I've ever used so do the maths, they feel great, sound great, and it would be very hard to go back to anything else.

DR Rules
By Bobby Byford
June 24, 2011
Dr Hi-Beam
Definitely my favorite strings. They are a bit pricy but sonically I haven't found anything as good. The .125 low b is nice and tight on my Warwick thumb; it's also very articulate. These strings last long enough to justify the price and easier on the fingers compared to a lot of other steal strings.
By Doug Burns
March 30, 2011
DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam 5
I think these are my favorite strings. I like the Lo Riders a lot also so it is hard to say for sure. Hi Beams sound great for any style and last forever. I am pretty picky about fresh sounding strings and I am able to keep these for months. They are also very comfortable.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st G

Stainless Steel Round Wound

.045

 

2nd D

Stainless Steel Round Wound

.065

 

3th A

Stainless Steel Round Wound

.085

 

4th E

Stainless Steel Round Wound

.105

 

5th B

Stainless Steel Round Wound

.125

 


 

Hi-BeamÔ

"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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