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DR Strings Flatwound Legend 5-String Bass Medium 

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DR flat wound Hi-Beam stainless steel bass strings are built on a round core, unique in the industry. Hi-Beam bass strings require much more time, ca...Click To Read More About This Product

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Mellow tone and easy playing.

DR flat wound Hi-Beam stainless steel bass strings are built on a round core, unique in the industry. Hi-Beam bass strings require much more time, care, and extra steps to make than other strings. The extra effort DR expends making Hi-Beams results in a bass string that is highly flexible, musically warm and renowned for durability, unusually long life, consistency, and string-to-string balance. They don't eat your frets.

Package of 5 medium bass strings, 45-125.


SPECIFICATIONS

Flatwound Legend 5-String Bass Medium

  • 45, 65, 85, 105, 125
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DR StringsFlatwound Legend 5-String Bass Medium
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Back-up (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (5)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good 5 Set

By BobOnBass

from Tucson AZ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about DR Strings Flatwound Legend 5-String Bass Medium:

    I like the FL5-45 - .045-.125" set on an '86 Fender Jazz 5, and on an '04 Ibanez thin-neck fretless 5. They're my Goldilocks sets: I go for play-ability, musical fundamentals, tonal balance up and down fret, string to string. The set is relatively low tension: flexible enough for quick arpeggios, and punchy enough for stronger rhythm work. I like how the B-string rings.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great.

    By Mark Duncan

    from Undisclosed

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DR Strings Flatwound Legend 5-String Bass Medium:

      I've played a lot of strings and DR are my prefered. I've played a few different flatwounds and there is something unique about these. I really like the feel and the sound and intend to use them from here out.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      First time using any flats

      By Florida Bass Dude

      from Panama City, Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • No fret noise
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about DR Strings Flatwound Legend 5-String Bass Medium:

        I play an early 90's Warwick custom shop 5-string. It's never had anything but rounds on it. I was noticing a little fret wear so I decided to give a set of flats a try. This is the set I ordered. The low B broke almost immediately before it was put on, due to my 'old' bridge needing tapered B and E strings. These are not tapered. I tried to force the B in but it broke. The E went in with a little nudge. The the remaining 4 strings have been very fun to learn on and play. So I am using the Warwick EMP round B string with EABG flats. It actually sounds pretty good. I've been using this set up for about 3 months now. I have no idea how the low B will sound but I will probably order a second set soon to find out. I can't order this set however as it is not tapered. The EMP set is what goes on all the custom shop basses from Warwick and I highly recommend those if you need/want rounds. Expensive but worth it. But I can review this set of DR flats for a 4-string as that is what I am using. Easy on the frets and on your fingers, no sliding noise, and very little fret noise. I did not need to re-adjust my bridges on either end of the neck. (Warwick has one on each end if you didn't know) When I use the bridge pup and play near that, I get a really nice vintage Jazz Bass tone. When using the neck pup and playing near or above the neck I get a nice P-Bass tone. Those are on passsive. When I toggle to active, I get a ton of mid-low and mid punch, like the B-15 Ampeg and a 60s P bass with rounds. These strings and any good bass should give you several different tones to play with. Thanks for listening.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love 'em

        By Skinnypartdeux

        from Louisiana Delta

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Great sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about DR Strings Flatwound Legend 5-String Bass Medium:

            I have always played round wounds, that is until I played my buddies bass and discovered the glory of flat wounds! I play in a blues band and could never get that "muddy" thump through EQ tuning. These strings gave me the sound I was looking for along with the added bonus of comfort and ease of playing. Highly recommended!

             
            5.0

            Bass Guitar Strings

            By Putt putt

            from PA

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about DR Strings Flatwound Legend 5-String Bass Medium:

              .Very good product at a reasonable price

               
              5.0

              wanted a more classic warm and full tone from my 5 string

              By richie

              from rochester, n.y.

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DR Strings Flatwound Legend 5-String Bass Medium:

                  these strings make me want to use my 5 string squire pro tone percision bass more and more.love the classic motown sound it now gets.

                   
                  5.0

                  Found the right strings for my Gibson EB2014 5 string.

                  By Gary

                  from undisclosed

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                  Comments about Flatwound Legend 5-String Bass Medium:

                  I am pleased with the sounds and especially the medium gauge playability on the wide neck.

                   
                  3.0

                  DR Flatwound 5 string bass

                  By Kent

                  from NYC

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • Not Consistent

                  Best Uses

                  • Recording

                  Comments about DR Strings Flatwound Legend 5-String Bass Medium:

                  Recently purchased these to go on a Schector Diamond series 5 string with EMG pickups. B,E,A,D strings are very consistent with each other and have a desirable full bodied balanced-spectrum tone. However, the G string has a bright, harsh tonality that is incosistent with the other strings for which I will need to find a replacement. Enough of a difference to be unusable until replaced. Have not owned them long enough to have any experience with longevity. Would make me wary of a repeat purchase.

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