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DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam Tite-Fit Stainless Steel Medium 5s, .045-.125, MR5-45

DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam Tite-Fit Stainless Steel Medium 5s, .045-.125, MR5-45
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By Ronald P.
Mercedes, TX
Perfect on my Fender Jazz
January 13, 2023
On my Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass V: these strings bring out the beautiful tone this instrument was designed to sound like
By Israel C.
Stone Mountain Georgia
One bad string
July 24, 2022
I love these strings since they started … but unfortunately one string on my recent set was bad .. dead all others were ok .. this is my first time it happened to me… I know I can’t get a replacement but hope on my next purchase won’t happen again .. is s factory defect .. thanks
Good strings ? One bad dead string ?
By George
DR stainless steel bass strings
June 12, 2015
I started using DRs more than 20 years ago when I couldn't find my then-favs GHS Super Steels. The DRs aren't as harsh right out of the bag like the SS are- The SS take a few days to settle down. But to my surprise the DRs lasted every bit as long as the SS, and then some. So my first choice since and now is DR Hi-Beams, be it 4, 5, or 6 string basses, fretted or fretless.
By Lane T.
very nice, but I would just go with Daddario chromes
April 17, 2010
These are nice, bright and smooth, but with chromes you get a VERY bright tone and no finger noise.
By Mark N.
DR Hi-Beam MR5-45
August 8, 2009
I swear by these strings -- I currently have a set on my 5-string Sadowsky bass, a 4-string set on my Fender Jazz, and a 6-string set on my Ken Smith bass.

In all cases, the DR strings give me a bright, articulate tone without sounding "ringy" like other brands I've tried. They feel great on my fingers.

The DRs also have a nice, warm sound when I'm recording with the basses.

And they seem to keep their tone over time. I've had the set on my Fender Jazz for more than a year (I don't play it as much as the other two basses) and they still have that DR sound that I've come to know and love!






1st G

Stainless Steel Round Wound



2nd D

Stainless Steel Round Wound



3th A

Stainless Steel Round Wound



4th E

Stainless Steel Round Wound



5th B

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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