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DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam Tite-Fit Stainless Ex. Long Scale, .045 - .105, LMR-45

DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam Tite-Fit Stainless Ex. Long Scale, .045 - .105, LMR-45
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By Ray
August 10, 2013
Just a warning Even though I followed convoluted string mount instructions(bend before cutting) after I had 105 E wound on peg... at fine tuning the bloody string slowly unwound itself! After spending over a thousand $ REALLY with J.S. last few years, these are the only problematic set I have ever encountered! Calling J.S. Mon. for Return of Two sets I mistakenly purchased. Back to Daddario,s! AH that,s better already! God bless Ray (PAINCRAZY)
By Mike
High Beams - 5Stars
June 8, 2012
High Beams are the type of strings that I knew (right out of the package) were suited for my taste and playing style. I put these on a low-end bass with no truss-rod, which generally means the action is average to avoid the fret-buzz. I must say I have been looking for a string with a bit less tension so that both my right and left hand will get tired less often, and feel as if they can simply "walk" as opposed to "attack" the bass. I play with my fingers, so I found that my right hand would be quickly tired with other strings... that being said, continue if interested in this review.

These are very raw. I enjoy the sound and feel that they have it NEW and even OLD. I play several hours each day (either working on original music, recording or simply technical practice), and I noticed that the strings hold a lot of practice time. They don't show as much dirt either after much time of playing. I play a lot on the G, and I can only see a few dirt or "age" spots. Very impressed with both ends of the tone. I am even more satisfied with the strings when they are mid-life as they become more mellow sounding.

Some complain that these strings "flop" or "buzz" around, but if you play a metal style bass such as myself, I would highly recommend getting the heavy gauge. Heavier gauge means the higher the tension for harder playing style and of course lower tunings. For slap or relaxed play, this gauge is AMAZING.

I will never use any other bass strings unless I am researching a string I have yet to try. DR never fails. I highly recommend these to any bassist of any playing style.
By Tommy
January 24, 2012
These strings aren't good for everyone. If you slap & pop or like a high action then yes. If you do a little of everything or play really hard they are no good ! I found these strings to be floppy, buzzy, with a lot of rattle ! You think it's your bass and then you put a different string on and the buzzes and rattles stop ! If I played like Marcus Miller then yes, I would want these strings but since im more orthodox I like a stffer string like the Lo-Riders. Even the FatBeams work better for me than Hi-Beams !
By pratherrick@yahoo c.
February 8, 2011
I've been using these strings for years and not every music store cares them, but what I like about JUST STRINGS, is I always know where I can get my strings at a good price with great service to boot ! JUST STRINGS YOU ROCK !!!!!!!!
By ralph
bass strings
April 15, 2010
They are all I use, great sound fast delivery. Thank you.
By Peter K.
Delivery to Switzerland
September 28, 2009
Just perfect...!






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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