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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....Read More

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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 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Long life (7)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Consistent (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • 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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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

Penultimate Bass String

By Picky pleasurably piqued

from Agua Calienté

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

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.

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    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!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good Value

      By Boat Bass

      from Santa Rosa, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      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.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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 radson

          from Western NC

          About Me Experienced

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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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            (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

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            i like um

            By THUMPER

            from Eye-0-A

            About Me Professional Musician

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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

                About Me Experienced

                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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                (2 of 2 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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