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DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam Tite-Fit Stainless Steel, .040 - .100, LR-40

DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam  Tite-Fit Stainless Steel, .040 - .100, LR-40
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By Brian
DR high beam 40-100
May 14, 2015
I was turned on to these strings a long time ago and never went back. Used to play Rotos, they were super bright but lasted only one gig. These strings are more balanced in tone than the Rotos but last easily two sweaty gigs making them a great money saver, plus they're so easy to tune and keep in tune. And as others have said, the bendy nature of 40-100's makes them great fun!
By Lloyd
DR hi beam bass strings
August 29, 2013
I love these strings because they bend easier and feel great; I can do lots of tricks with them to express myself beyond traditional bass style, although these strings can also do that if I just adjust my eq and fingers! I've used/abused them for years and they hold up. I just bought a new Ibanez bass with stock Elixers (stiff) and replaced them immediately with DR hi beams and I'm having a blast.
By Barry K.
DR High Beam .040-,100 LR-40
July 4, 2013
I've been playing DR High Beam LR-40's for years. No matter what type of music I've played, they've never let me down. I prefer a lighter string. These have great tone, great feel, and they last forever.
By jim b.
bass strings
October 2, 2010
Been using them for years and wouldnt dream of changing to a different brand these are bright,last long and have the low tension that I look for.
By Greg
DR Hi Beams
October 1, 2010
Been playing bass for about 3 years. My brother who has played bass over 20 recommended them and I couldn't be happier. Crisp, clean and last a long time.






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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