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Overview

  • Gauges 45-65-85-105-125
  • Tapered core string for modern techniques
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $57.38
  • Your Savings:
    - $25.94
  • Your Price:
    $3144
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DR Long Necks are just what the contemporary player ordered.

Gauges 45-65-85-105-125.

Bass players who need a tapered core string for modern techniques will love the superior performance of DR Long Necks stainless steel strings. Players searching for increased stability in the lower registers will find great clarity and definition with DR's tapered bass strings. DR taper-cores use a single wrap around a hex core as the narrow winding passes over the bridge.

Features

  • Gauges 45-65-85-105-125
  • Tapered core string for modern techniques

Get the tone you want with DR Long Necks.

 
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DR StringsLong Necks Taper Core Medium 5-String Bass Strings
 
5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
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    5.0

    good strings

    By tobbe

    from sweden

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DR Strings Long Necks Taper Core Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

      my favorite

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      5.0

      Great strings

      By BigChief1102

      from Haines, ak

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about DR Strings Long Necks Taper Core Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

          I play a Lakland with a 35" scale neck and a string through body. These strings are a great length for my bass and sound freaken awesome. I like a very tight B string with snappy response and these strings help provide that.

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          5.0

          Excellent strings on a 1994 Warwick 5er

          By Florida basement dude

          from Florida panhandle

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about DR Strings Long Necks Taper Core Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

            I use these about a month when new then keep them in my gig bag for backup. These have two uses for me - when new they have a bright sparkle that works great with slap, modern jazz, or country. Once they have about 100 hours on them they get dark and sound like round-wounds on an older P-bass - which I use for rock, metal, or bluegrass. So I use them at different ages for different musical styles. A little work but well worth it. I use a 1994 Warwick 5-string as my 'go-to' instrument. Also when new there might be fret buzz, so you may need to raise the strings slightly. I set my pickups as low as they can go, and still have my strings a little higher than most would set them. But on this set of strings that setup gives me a spot-on pitch, excellent control of the notes, and makes slapping easier. With these strings and this set-up I can play comfortably for hours with no finger cramps or sore hands.
            With a GK 550 Fusion amp, I can get most of my sounds from the bass and can leave the EQ flat on the amp. I've tried these strings for Reggae but they aren't the best for that.
            On my Warwick (with a wenge neck and fingerboard) I get 20-30 second sustains with open strings. (Think Rush's Tom Sawyer) If you have the custom shop bridge, be sure to follow the stringing instructions exactly. That will give you an extra 10 seconds of sustain.
            During the first few days you need to re-tune several times a day. Get these strings a few days BEFORE you need them.

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            5.0

            Doesn't Get Any Better!

            By Thump-8wSq1

            from Wisconsin

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about DR Strings Long Necks Taper Core Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

              I've used these on my Fender Jazz Deluxe and my Laklands for years. There are a lot of strings out there that aren't bad but these make my basses sing. The taper core makes it easy for body through and I find the "B" string is much more articulate than on other sets and not so thick that the "B" sounds like mud. These are also not bright bright like other stainless sets I've used but they are even set to set consitant and they outlast everything else I've ever used! Can't go wrong with these!

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              5.0

              Love Em!

              By DaJamMaster

              from Ann Arbor, MI

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Crisp
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • All Purpose

              Comments about DR Strings Long Necks Taper Core Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

              These are a few of my favorite strings (sorry, couldn't resist). DR strings, in general, have a crisp sound that's not too bright. If I were a full-time slapper, I probably wouldn't use them, but they sound just fine in that role for the occasional funk line.

              Here's the thing I love about DR strings: THEY LAST! And, last, and last. I don't know if they ever start sounding really bad. Usually, I just get tired of having the same strings on there and change them out anyway. The new ones always sound a bit better, but the old ones never go completely dead (thud thud) the way some strings do.

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              5.0

              Worth Every Cent & then some!

              By Perfect Tommy

              from Milwaukee, WI

              Comments about DR Strings Long Necks Taper Core Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

              I've been playing bass since 1970 & have played countless brands & types of bass strings. DR has been my choice for the last 5 years. They are consistent from set to set, & in tone, from string to string. Just like they say, bright but not harsh or brittle sounding. They can also thunder & pulverize with any other string I've used. I use them on a Fender Am. Std. 5 string Jazz bass w/passive pickups. Strings run through the body so the taper core is perfect for making the sharp bend over the bridge saddle. These strings have as much life & pop as my other bass w/active EQ, just don't have the 3 band EQ to fine tune (not the strings fault).Out of the package, all Dr strings I've used have very little to no dirt or residue on them. I spray a mild contact cleaner onto a clean cloth & wipe the stings down before I ever install it. (You'd be amazed how much black crap comes off other brands of strings, but not DR.) I follow that with a coating of 'DR extra string life' after installing.(Directions say to leave it sit overnight so it adheres to string.) Next day, start rockin'. Make sure you wipe the strings down after each gig or rehearsal with a string cleaner to keep the black crap from ruining those $$ strings. AND WASH YOUR HANDS before playing. They'll thank you by sounding great & lasting longer!

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              5.0

              Phenomenal!

              By Jake-qfolv

              from Bloomington, IL

              Comments about DR Strings Long Necks Taper Core Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

              I can't say enough good about these strings! The "taper core" design really helps bring out a cleaner fundamental. I tune down my 5 strings to either G#-D#-G#-C#-F#, or G#-C#-G#-C#-F# and they produce a much tighter note with less of the muddy overtones you can get when tuning down a conventional string (a 35" scale and a string-thru body bridge helps a lot also). They have a nice bright articulate sound, and have a slight growl to them which I love. They are also a little smoother to the touch than a lot of other stainless steel strings, really that goes for all DR strings though. DR makes one hell of a string! So all in all, if you use lower tunings, or are just wanting a tighter more articulate fundamental, I'd definitely recommend checking these strings out!

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              5.0

              Great sound, my favorite string

              By FFFbassguy

              from Kentucky

              Comments about DR Strings Long Necks Taper Core Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

              I bought a set of these tapered core "long necks" hoping the tapered end toward the bridge would allow me to string my 4 string bass with a heavier gauge (.125 on the low E). The problem this solves is fitting the fatter string into the bridge saddles. Success! This has allowed me to string my 4 string Warwick to tune like a 5 string and totally retain the original playability. And the sound is awesome.Oh and check this out: DR is so cool that you can custom order these strings in any gauge, no min order, at no extra charge. Just gotta wait a couple of weeks. DR, the handmade string.

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              5.0

              Just What the DR. Ordered.

              Comments about DR Strings Long Necks Taper Core Medium 5-String Bass Strings:

              I was very pleased with these strings the moment I put them on my bass, but what has really surprised me is how long they have lasted. I have used these since September 08. I probably would have changed strings in January 09 if I wasn't a stingy college student. Then again, I played at a percussion recital 4 days ago and I was satisfied with my sound as well at the audience. These strings have a very quick and punchy articulation. Also being taper wound they, resonate on the fundamental frequency much more easily allowing the audience to hear your note not just your tone. Also the medium gauge and the stainless steel make these strings punchy and bright because of the shear amount of magnetic material they contain. Well that?s about it, excuse me while I go order my next pair of hand-made strings.

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