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DR Strings Marcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings

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Marcus Miller signature Fat Beams were designed for Marcus' exacting standards. Marcus Miller is a pioneer in electric bass who has worked with Miles...Click To Read More About This Product

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Fatter, deeper, and smoother stainless steel bass strings wound on round cores.

Marcus Miller signature Fat Beams were designed for Marcus' exacting standards. Marcus Miller is a pioneer in electric bass who has worked with Miles Davis, served as a producer for "Night Music," developed an extensive resume as a producer in L.A., and has played on more than 200 records.

Marcus Miller worked with DR to develop a new and improved version of one of the best stainless round wound bass strings on the market. The effort took over a year, and the result is a œfatter, deeper, smoother string that satisfied Marcus Millers demanding standard. Fatter tone. Deeper sound, smoother feel and response are the qualities that separate Marcus Miller œFat-Beams from all other ordinary bass strings. New œFat-Beams are also more consistent in feel along the length of the string, as well as string to string.

Gauges 45-65-85-105.

FEATURES
  • Gauges 45-65-85-105
  • Deep, fat tone
  • Consistantly smooth feel across all strings

Get the tone and feel that Marcus enjoys. Order today.

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DR StringsMarcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for Jazz Bass

Okay, before I talk about the strings, let me give you the set up of the Bass. G&L American made Jazz, pluged into a Dunlop MXR M80 DI; monster gold...Read complete review

Okay, before I talk about the strings, let me give you the set up of the Bass. G&L American made Jazz, pluged into a Dunlop MXR M80 DI; monster gold cables and into either an Ampeg Micro SVT or Genz-Benz Shuttle 3.0 12T. I had been playing nickle strings for a long time because I strugged with fret buzz. However, these were recommended to me from a gigging musician. So far, I love the tone and have had them for two weeks. They really bring out the low end of my G&L Jazz and have wonderful clarity in the mids and high. I mainly use finger style on my Jazz bass, but picking doesn't sound bad with these strings either. I normally use GHS Boomers/standard gauge, but I may switch to DRs completely. You may want to check out their extra life strings. I own both the Black Beauties and Red Devil sets.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

decent

Dr strings are great if you find a pack thats consistent,Thats the problem with this brand These strings are great at first,but somehow they lose their brightness pretty quick.Back to daddario nickels for...Read complete review

Dr strings are great if you find a pack thats consistent,Thats the problem with this brand These strings are great at first,but somehow they lose their brightness pretty quick.Back to daddario nickels for me

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for Jazz Bass

By Bass Phantom

from Seattle

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Comments about DR Strings Marcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

Okay, before I talk about the strings, let me give you the set up of the Bass. G&L American made Jazz, pluged into a Dunlop MXR M80 DI; monster gold cables and into either an Ampeg Micro SVT or Genz-Benz Shuttle 3.0 12T. I had been playing nickle strings for a long time because I strugged with fret buzz. However, these were recommended to me from a gigging musician. So far, I love the tone and have had them for two weeks. They really bring out the low end of my G&L Jazz and have wonderful clarity in the mids and high. I mainly use finger style on my Jazz bass, but picking doesn't sound bad with these strings either. I normally use GHS Boomers/standard gauge, but I may switch to DRs completely. You may want to check out their extra life strings. I own both the Black Beauties and Red Devil sets.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cuts through the mud

By Roggbass

from Corsicana , Texas

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about DR Strings Marcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

I guess you'd say im a meat and potatoes player. No effects ,straight thru the amp, I wanna hear myself and what everyones doin. If im in the board out front I let them do what they want. I tried these on a whim and am very impressed. Tite bottom and clear highs, not much finger noise,really sound good . To me they seem to just cut through better. I don't play like Marcus Miller but I admire him and think these strings work for what I play,classic rock,blues,country and Christian. Thanks Mr. Miller and Musicians Friend.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

thereeeee great

By Mustang 23

from Pittsburgh

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about DR Strings Marcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

    I'm one of those people that think strings are strings I put these on my Bass an wow it was like I had a whole new Bass it was like It came alive from a deep sleep I was getting lazy with my bass playing just maybe once a week now back to every day cause I love the new sound

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good stuff...

    By Slingshot3

    from Sedona, Az.

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DR Strings Marcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

      I switched to these strings because of the better bottom end on both my P and J basses. The feel and uniform quality are a plus.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      THE BEST!!!!!!!!

      By BassPlaya9312

      from My House

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      Comments about DR Strings Marcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

      So when i first bought these strings like 3 years ago i didn't know what to expect. Now these are the only strings i buy because they are so great sounding. they are bright and paly nice and get great slap. I recomend these strings, even if they are kinda expensive.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet

      By Hamrhed

      from Ky

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      Comments about DR Strings Marcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

      Very nice strings- full, round sound w/ great tonal qualities... Ive had these on for weeks in a comparison w/ GHS Boomers and Dean Markley Blue Steels (both nice strings) and I prefer these. They just sound better than any Ive tried all through the four strings up and down the fretboard. I didnt realize what i had been missing until I tried these- my new faves!!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Clear, Clean, and Mean!

      By Soulman-PIsYI

      from Philly, PA.

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      Comments about DR Strings Marcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

      I put the 45-100's on my Squire Vintage Modified 70's P-Bass TB, because both flats and nickel rounds made the bass somewhat muddy. Well let me tell you, the mud dried up! Now all I have is deep, clear, low end, and a brightness that adds voice to the bass rather than making it sharp and twangy. This was the tone I was looking for the Roundwound 70's tone! These also do wonders on a Jazz Bass where you want the bright snappy sound.They maybe a little more $$, but in the longrun they are worth it because they last.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      decent

      By dreadtodred

      from NYC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Not Consistent

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DR Strings Marcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

      Dr strings are great if you find a pack thats consistent,Thats the problem with this brand These strings are great at first,but somehow they lose their brightness pretty quick.Back to daddario nickels for me

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Funky Fresh

      By Bassmanben

      from Texas

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      Pros

      • Fresh
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about DR Strings Marcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

        I will not buy any other strings, but these funky, soul machines

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fat Beams = Fat sound

        By Bassmanben

        from Texas

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        Comments about DR Strings Marcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

        These strings breathed new life into my bass, adding incomparable clarity and tone. There is no question as to whether or not I will repurchase these when the time comes.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best and Longest Lasting Strings I've Ever Owned !

        By Mike B

        from petaluma, CA

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        Comments about DR Strings Marcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

        I was recommended to use these strings on my Peavey Cirrus. Why didn't I know about these years ago? They stay bright for a long time. I been playing the hell out of them for the last two-three weeks, and they almost sound as good as the day I put them on. Most strings are dead after a three hour jam session. These are just as bright and ready for the next jam !!!

         
        4.0

        Good strings, nice and brite!

        By BillStratMan2

        from Maryland

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Fat Bottom
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • A Little Harsh

        Best Uses

          Comments about DR Strings Marcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

          I have used DR strings in the past and they were always consistent and good sounding.I thought I would try the Marcus Miller signature strings. Honestly, I don't see a difference in these and the High Beams. The G string is a little thin for my liking. I prefer a medium set starting with .50 and up to .105. Stainless is a little harsh on your fingers if you don't use something like 'Finger Ease' on them. However, they are good strings. I only gave them 4 stars because I don't see what is so "custom" about them?

           
          5.0

          the real deal!

          By Jman

          from Sutter,ca

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Warm And Bright

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anything

            Comments about DR Strings Marcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

            Just put these on and they sound great the low e is punchy and phat. There bright but warm too. I love'm. Not bad on your fingers too.

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Not very versitile

            By Rush4003

            from Hershey, PA

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            Comments about DR Strings Marcus Miller MM-45 Fat Beams Medium 4-String Bass Strings:

            They are extremely good for slap. Not great for Taping and horrible for picking. Fingerstyle is good but no dice on Flamenco.

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