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DR Strings Hi Beams Medium 4 String Bass Strings   

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Gauges .45, .65, .85, .105. Hi-Beam Stainless Steel Bass Strings are round wound and constructed upon a round core which is unique in the industry....Click To Read More About This Product

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Gauges .45, .65, .85, .105.

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 without harshness, and they're renowned for unusually long life, consistency, and string-to-string balance. They don't eat your frets. Choose them for brightness and ease of playing. They fit virtually all bass scale lengths up to 37-3/4".

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DR StringsHi Beams Medium 4 String Bass Strings
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Long life (8)
  • Well built / quality (8)
  • Consistent (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (8)
  • Practicing (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Strings

These strings are bright and warm sounding and the top end is smooth ,not harsh at all.I have tried lots of other string companies,and these seem to last the longest.I use them on...Read complete review

These strings are bright and warm sounding and the top end is smooth ,not harsh at all.I have tried lots of other string companies,and these seem to last the longest.I use them on my Marcus Miller bass and they sound great.They are worth the extra cash.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what I expected

I decided to try these after some recommendations by some fellow bass players, and I just can't say I like them. They feel very strange to my fingers for some reason. Tone is...Read complete review

I decided to try these after some recommendations by some fellow bass players, and I just can't say I like them. They feel very strange to my fingers for some reason. Tone is okay, not great.
I have played my Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinkys for 20 years, and I guess I am just more comfortable with them, their feel, their tone.
Well made string, though.

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5.0

Great set of strings!

By Axman7469

from Von Ormy, TX

About Me Novice

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about DR Strings Hi Beams Medium 4 String Bass Strings:

    I'm a backup bass guitarist for a band. This past year I was called to fill in for the position a lot. I'm more of a seasoned lead electric guitarist of 38 years. I've been a DR user for many years. Very reliable. I use DBG-9/50s. I was suggested to use Slinkys. They loss tone fast as well as tarnished fast. I don't have oily fingers or acidic at all, dry if anything. I chose to return to the brand that's been reliable... DR. Great tone, not tarnishing easily at all... worth the price

     
    4.0

    great bass strings

    By tom

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about DR Strings Hi Beams Medium 4 String Bass Strings:

    Good tone & long lasting

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Penultimate Bass String

    By Picky pleasurably piqued

    from Agua Calienté

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    Pros

    • Colorful
    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong
    • true

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Recording
      • Shedding

      Comments about DR Strings Hi Beams Medium 4 String Bass Strings:

      The DR HiBeam is the very pinnacle achievement in the bass string universe. Made from magnetically optimal stainless steel in wrap and core, these strings offer perfect string to string balance both in tension and timbre as well as in output. They are constructed with the most flexible core wires possible to allow the string the ultimate flexibility so that not only are all the upper harmonics allowed to bloom fully but also there is the minimal distortion and inhibition of the fundamental components of the the strings activity which make for deeper and purer bottom both in immediate attack and also in sustained energy and this produces the most musical tone production as well as moving air in the freest sense. Intonation is spot on and I don't think there is any string which stays true for as extremely long a lifespan.

       
      5.0

      Excellent strings!

      By Gert

      from Grand Rapids, MI

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about DR Strings Hi Beams Medium 4 String Bass Strings:

        Great strings!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Value

        By Boat Bass

        from Santa Rosa, CA

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about DR Strings Hi Beams Medium 4 String Bass Strings:

          The DR Hi Beams are very versatile, with a consistent and well defined attack and balanced sustain. They retain these qualities for a long time, and regardless of the basses (e.g. Fender P and J, Ken Smith basses), amps (e.g. various GK, TC amps) or tone settings used. Equally suited for bright slap sounds as for a Stax/Motown tones.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Strings

          By Josh

          from Topeka, KS

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about DR Strings Hi Beams Medium 4 String Bass Strings:

            Nice strings, They sound pretty great

             
            5.0

            good strings

            By radson

            from Spruce pine,NC

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about DR Strings Hi Beams Medium 4 String Bass Strings:

              what can I say there good for the money

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              amazing

              By josephdayescape

              from Woodbridge, VA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Beautiful Sound
              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

              • Usually Pricy

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about DR Strings Hi Beams Medium 4 String Bass Strings:

              I've looked and tried multiple strings but none of them could get that metal/rock tone I wanted.
              I looked online to see what different bassists use (Nikki Sixx, Jason Newstead, etc...)
              I saw that Nikki Sixx uses these strings, and I thought that I would try them out, from the first note i hit, it sounded flawless. They sound amazing from standard all way to Drop A

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              i like um

              By "Thumper"

              from Des Moines Iowa

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about DR Strings Hi Beams Medium 4 String Bass Strings:

                I used "Roto Sounds" since the 70's was totally sold on them ... but the last 5 years I started breaking them ??? At a gig that's a bad deal ...So I got a flyer to try D R high beams so I did ...These are great strings !!! I got a deal from musicians friend and bought 2 sets. I love um ..we played 90 shows in 2013 only broke 2 ..wow what an improvement..
                I'm sold ....I play in classic rock cover band..and they sound great on my J-bass & Schector elite 4

                 
                5.0

                Good Strings

                By .

                from .

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about DR Strings Hi Beams Medium 4 String Bass Strings:

                  Nice Tone and long lasting.

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