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DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam Tite-Fit Stainless Steel Short Scale, .045 - .105, SMR-45

DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam Tite-Fit Stainless Steel Short Scale, .045 - .105, SMR-45
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By John
Myrtle Beach, SC
Wonderful strings
May 11, 2022
Replaced a set of flat wound LaBellas on my short scale Jaguar PJ bass (Squier). Wanted more growl and bite and the Dunlop’s do it in spades! Great piano like rich lows and bright but not harsh highs. Very nice feel, even though I’m more accustomed to flats ( heavy guage flat LaBellas on 65 P bass and Beatle bass). Think I’ve found the ideal string for this particular instrument. I’m sure they would sound great on standard scale bass as well. Highly recommended!
Great tone and feel. Absolutely none!
By Michael L.
Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada
DR High Beams, short scale
July 8, 2021
These strings are hard to find. You guys had them and shipped them to Canada in less than a week. Thanks
Very tight wind makes for a smooth feel, not unlike the feel of half-rounds, with all the zing of stainless steel rounds. Nine
By doug m.
love 'em
September 9, 2017
sound great on my sg bass and last a very long time. just the right amount of tension and I tune down 1/2 step w/ 2 of my bands.
By Mike F.
DR Hi-Beam
July 9, 2011
Great tone, tension, and life. I never use any other sting on my short scales.






1st G

Stainless Steel Round Wound



2nd D

Stainless Steel Round Wound



3th A

Stainless Steel Round Wound



4th E

Stainless Steel Round Wound





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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