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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. 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 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Long life (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (5)
    • Practicing (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4)

    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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    Bass or Piano?

    one thing i've learned: you are the best reviewer. i bought 5 sets of these on special because i had read 15 reviews all ecstatic about these strings. they have full piano-like tones,...Read complete review

    one thing i've learned: you are the best reviewer. i bought 5 sets of these on special because i had read 15 reviews all ecstatic about these strings. they have full piano-like tones, in fact, too much so. my warwick thumb fretted bass now sounds to me as if i were playing the low notes on a piano. sorry, but i want my bass to sound like a bass not a piano! i previously used & loved 3 sets of dean markley blue steel SS strings. strings are like stereo speakers they all have different sounds like stereo speakers. DR's are well-made strings, good strings just not the sound i like for my taste in stainless. i even prefer my less expensive D'A XL nickels XL160 for their sound compared to these DR's. basically, all i'm saying is buy 1 set & try them ikf you love them by more, just don't buy several sets of any strings for your bass based on other people's reviews.

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    5.0

    Great Strings

    By Josh

    from Topeka, KS

    Verified Buyer

    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

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      5.0

      good strings

      By shaund

      from sprucepine,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

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        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

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        i like um

        By THUMPER

        from Eye-0-A

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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

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          5.0

          Good Strings

          By .

          from .

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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:

            Nice Tone and long lasting.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Only have one complaint

            By Andy@ACE

            from Central Pa

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

                  Have been using these on several of my basses for several years. Only problem that I have is that I have to mark down when I put them on since they dont die like every other string that I used, Then, when I put a new set on, its like, "dang, I could have got another couple months out of them..."

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Gets better with age

                  By MZ8243296ismybass

                  from Saratoga Springs, NY

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

                  The previous strings on my '08 MIM Jazz were Elixer coated strings, so when I put the DR High Beams on I was disappointed to find that they were not as bright brand new as the used coated strings. However, after about 3 months of pretty heavy slapping, they sound exactly like new, if not better, and it's become clear that the reason they were less bright was because they simply weren't as harsh. They have already outlasted every other set of strings I've owned with zero decay in tone quality. I plan on purchasing High Beams as my next set of strings as well, because there is nothing that will cost so little during the long run.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Not what I expected

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

                  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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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  DR make some beast strings.

                  By ripcliff636

                  from Maryland

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

                  Best strings ive had yet. I have these on my ESP D-4. I bought them because i was shooting for an Alex Webster kind of tone at the time and wow they have great sound. Most of the other strings i have had loose tone in about 2 or 3 months max. ive had these for about 5 months now there still give me that nice growly wet sound. there great for metal. ive also played them with classic rock and slap and pop. there amazing strings all around. the D'addario XLs, Ernies, Boomers or Rotosound i had are no comparison. these strings also dont stain easy at all. so if you want quality strings that last, DR all the way.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Strings

                  By Luke

                  from PA

                  Comments about DR Strings Hi Beams Medium 4 String Bass 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 my Marcus Miller bass and they sound great.They are worth the extra cash.

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