Share |
My AccountView Cart
Specials Mailing List

DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam Stainless Steel, .045-.100, MLR-45

DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam  Stainless Steel, .045-.100, MLR-45
DR Strings
Manufacturer Part #:

  1. Product Reviews
  2. Description
  3. Recently Viewed Items
5 Reviews
100% (5)
0% (0)
0% (0)
0% (0)
0% (0)
0% Recommend this product (0 of 5 responses)
By justin b.
DR Lite gauge
March 27, 2012
Great strings, man. I was hesitant to put stainless steels on my Gibson SG short scale bass, but the step up in gauge (from extra lights of another brand) with the round core in these strings made for that perfect action that's hard to get on a short scale bass. I thought these would be too bright being stainless steels (vs. nickles), but they had that perfect broken in sound you want without havin' to break 'em in - straight out of the box. They're a bit more pricey compared to some of my typical brands, but they are totally worth it. I have yet to see if it's true, but these DR stainless are purported to be less aggressive on yer frets than typical stainless strings (Rotosounds for instance can grind frets faster than you might think, though those are great sounding strings too). The round core gives 'em a bit of floppiness, and I like that in the sense that I can go up a gauge for deeper tone and still achieve that elusive action you want on a short scale bass. Definitely worth trying. They last a long long time too!
By Claudio
DR Strings .045-.100
February 24, 2011
Great action and sound !
By Rob
Well Balanced set for Jazz Bass
July 20, 2010
These are an excellent balance of tone and even clarity. I highly recommend them.
By John S.
Perfect Choice For Rounds
May 16, 2010
I have a lot of basses, I don't string too many with rounds anymore, but when I do, these are my string of choice. Gorgeous round, bright, piano like tone, and they last a long, long time. Worth the money.
By Ted F.
HiBeams, Med Lite
March 25, 2010
I have an old Guild M85 bass (looks like a 'fat' Les Paul) and these string perfectly compliment the mahogany saddle-pieces.
Again, JustStrings.com offer strings not available from my local vendors, so I keep coming back here...






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."




Quick Links
What Sets Us Apart
Help and Advice