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DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam Tite-Fit Stainless Steel, .030 - .090, XLR30

DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam Tite-Fit Stainless Steel, .030 - .090, XLR30
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By AGrindX3
Funky Munky
December 4, 2013
These are for sure steel strings, super super bright definition, probably the best strings for slap bass and are loud without even being amplified. Just playing unplugged can make quite a bit of sound. I tuned these strings to raised F# for a piccolo bass feel to play with 8 string guitars to play in unison. And it cuts through the mix and still keeps all its range.
By Paul G.
DR Strings Electric Bass - Hi-Beam?
April 28, 2011
First time I played this light of gage.
Really like the sound. Great strings!
By kcolyar
DR High beams
November 4, 2010
By far my favorite strings. I have tried several brands over the years and these are the best for my style of playing!
By john l.
DR Extra-Lites
August 7, 2010
These are the best extra lites I have found. Great for slap and funk. They cost a little more, but retain their brightnes much longer.
By Jesse
Lightest softest strings I have found
August 5, 2010
I bought all the light gauge and low tension stings I could find. I have some difficulties with soreness in my hands, so I wanted to find the strings that are easiest on the hands. These strings are it, they are very soft to the touch and easy to play and articulate. On top of that they sound absolutely fantastic, very clear full and piano like. I am really loving them, would definitely buy again.
By David
Hi-Beam Extra-Lite .030-.090
March 28, 2010
These strings sound incredible, especially for slap. I do a lot of bending on my fretted work, and nobody else makes a set light enough. Bright, but smooth; highly recommended!






1st G

Stainless Steel Round Wound



2nd D

Stainless Steel Round Wound



3rd 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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