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DR Strings MTR10 Hi-Beam Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings 

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Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46. Hi-Beam electric guitar strings from DR are very much like their standard Tite-Fit strings in feel and flexibility, but ar...Click To Read More About This Product

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Bright, edgy shredders.

Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.

Hi-Beam electric guitar strings from DR are very much like their standard Tite-Fit strings in feel and flexibility, but are much brighter and have an edge to their tone. For rockers and head-bangers looking for the brightness and edge missing in the warmth and fatness of the standard Tite-Fit guitar strings.

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DR StringsMTR10 Hi-Beam Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Back-up (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome strings!

I will only use DR high-beams probably the rest of my musical career, unless I happen to get a bunch of free strings again. Even then, I'll probably give a ton away like...Read complete review

I will only use DR high-beams probably the rest of my musical career, unless I happen to get a bunch of free strings again. Even then, I'll probably give a ton away like I did last time, so that I could start using DR's again. LOL! I can't believe I didn't add this review earlier, as I've been using them nearly 10 years. They really are as great as others say. Note, I'm not referring to any of the coated strings they make. I've used the black set they made some years ago, but they were very dull. Even the new neon colored ones seem to get mixed reviews. If you have any common sense, it's pretty safe to say they are not going to be as bright as uncoated strings, and no surprise that the color flakes off.
Comparing to popular other strings (EB slinky's, Blue Steel, etc.) these are hands down noticibly better. I never had a huge string preference before DR's, and always felt I never really found "my" string. After a friend swore by DR's, I never went back to anything else. I use the high-beam's. I've used the tite-fit, blue's, and the first black coated strings they made, but the high-beam's are my babies. They are SUPER bright, and just sound great. It's unreal how long they hold their tone.
Quality is unreal. These strings last forever. Having toured, and playing shows every night for months, with Ernie Balls (I had 4 boxes for free), I'd have to change every few nights. DR's eliminate that issue. They literally take months and months to lose any brightness, and almost never break. I'm not prone to breaking strings anyway, but I think I've had a DR break on me twice in the past almost decade. Tension remains true throughout their life of use. I've had these strings on a guitar that I didn't play for months, and when I picked it up, still played and sounded amazing. Still in tune too! If you don't believe me, try them out.
Excellent value. They are usually about $5.99 on MF. Sometimes more in local stores, but if you compare to other crap strings, they are really only a dollar more if even. When you factor in what you're getting, it's well worth it...a string that you hardly have to replace, and hardly ever breaks.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good but inconsistent

I have used DR strings for years at varying times in my life. Most of what I have tried and enjoyed have been their Tite Fit and Sunbeam strings. I own several guitars,...Read complete review

I have used DR strings for years at varying times in my life. Most of what I have tried and enjoyed have been their Tite Fit and Sunbeam strings. I own several guitars, both acoustic and electric; I ordered a huge shipment of guitar strings that included many different brands and models. Among them were the Hi-Beams and the Extra Lifes (also Hi-Beams, but coated).

My experience with Hi-Beams/Extra Life has been less than exceptional and I will probably not be buying them again.

On the positive side - the tone is fabulous and the feel is great - AND they last long. However, intonation has problems and in 3 out of the 5 packs I've tried the high E (or both high E and B) have come out of the package "muted", as if the string was being touched by something (like cloth). I double and triple checked my bushings, saddles, string trees, nuts, and tuners. All looks kosher. Unfortunately it comes down to the string itself.

These "dead"/"muted" strings straight out of the package are not acceptable in my opinion. I will probably go back to my Dean Markley Blue Steels or D'Addario - they have been reliable and good to me thus far.

If you must go with DR - the Hi Beams sound fantastic but be prepared for inconsistencies. Tite Fits are better reliability wise.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Good but inconsistent

By Wooooooo

from South Dakota

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • Intonation
  • Not Consistent

Best Uses

    Comments about DR Strings MTR10 Hi-Beam Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

    I have used DR strings for years at varying times in my life. Most of what I have tried and enjoyed have been their Tite Fit and Sunbeam strings. I own several guitars, both acoustic and electric; I ordered a huge shipment of guitar strings that included many different brands and models. Among them were the Hi-Beams and the Extra Lifes (also Hi-Beams, but coated).

    My experience with Hi-Beams/Extra Life has been less than exceptional and I will probably not be buying them again.

    On the positive side - the tone is fabulous and the feel is great - AND they last long. However, intonation has problems and in 3 out of the 5 packs I've tried the high E (or both high E and B) have come out of the package "muted", as if the string was being touched by something (like cloth). I double and triple checked my bushings, saddles, string trees, nuts, and tuners. All looks kosher. Unfortunately it comes down to the string itself.

    These "dead"/"muted" strings straight out of the package are not acceptable in my opinion. I will probably go back to my Dean Markley Blue Steels or D'Addario - they have been reliable and good to me thus far.

    If you must go with DR - the Hi Beams sound fantastic but be prepared for inconsistencies. Tite Fits are better reliability wise.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome strings!

    By theegspot

    from San Francisco, CA

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    Comments about DR Strings MTR10 Hi-Beam Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

    I will only use DR high-beams probably the rest of my musical career, unless I happen to get a bunch of free strings again. Even then, I'll probably give a ton away like I did last time, so that I could start using DR's again. LOL! I can't believe I didn't add this review earlier, as I've been using them nearly 10 years. They really are as great as others say. Note, I'm not referring to any of the coated strings they make. I've used the black set they made some years ago, but they were very dull. Even the new neon colored ones seem to get mixed reviews. If you have any common sense, it's pretty safe to say they are not going to be as bright as uncoated strings, and no surprise that the color flakes off.
    Comparing to popular other strings (EB slinky's, Blue Steel, etc.) these are hands down noticibly better. I never had a huge string preference before DR's, and always felt I never really found "my" string. After a friend swore by DR's, I never went back to anything else. I use the high-beam's. I've used the tite-fit, blue's, and the first black coated strings they made, but the high-beam's are my babies. They are SUPER bright, and just sound great. It's unreal how long they hold their tone.
    Quality is unreal. These strings last forever. Having toured, and playing shows every night for months, with Ernie Balls (I had 4 boxes for free), I'd have to change every few nights. DR's eliminate that issue. They literally take months and months to lose any brightness, and almost never break. I'm not prone to breaking strings anyway, but I think I've had a DR break on me twice in the past almost decade. Tension remains true throughout their life of use. I've had these strings on a guitar that I didn't play for months, and when I picked it up, still played and sounded amazing. Still in tune too! If you don't believe me, try them out.
    Excellent value. They are usually about $5.99 on MF. Sometimes more in local stores, but if you compare to other crap strings, they are really only a dollar more if even. When you factor in what you're getting, it's well worth it...a string that you hardly have to replace, and hardly ever breaks.

     
    1.0

    Sorry but I'm switching to another brand

    By walt

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about DR Strings MTR10 Hi-Beam Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

    i purchased DR HI BEAM 10-46 after reading many favorable reviews. They arrived in a very timely manner. I cut off the old ones, restrung my Les Paul and while tuning up I felt a glob of something on the "b" string that I couldn't scrape off with my fingernail.Then I noticed that the "g" string also had the same stuff stuck to it. It did not appear to be rust but i'm not sure, anyway I used a Scotch-Brite pad and a lot of rubbing to remove whatever this was. Very poor quality control. I'm very disappointed !

     
    5.0

    Very Good Strings

    By Alanbama

    from Birmingham, Al.

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Flexible
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any Music
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DR Strings MTR10 Hi-Beam Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

      I have used GHS Boomers for years. But I tried The DR Hi Beam strings on a friends advice and I love them! They have that great, bright tone that I'm looking for and they are very flexible. Doing string bends with these is a pleasure. I tried the Tite Fit's but wasn't impressed. Not bad but nothing special. The Hi Beams on the other hand have become my main strings. I haven't broken one yet and I do a lot of bending. I use them on all my guitars. I play Rock, Classic Rock, and Christian Rock. Works great for blues too.

       
      5.0

      Excellent strings

      By Ampbox

      from MD, USA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about DR Strings MTR10 Hi-Beam Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

        I used these strings a little over two months ago and they didn't work for me then. But, these strings work for me now!

        After experimenting with a bunch of different brands and gauges I've come to realize what I like and what I do not.

        I like the High-Beams' toneful attack that's similar to strings with round cores such as GHS Boomers. I also like the fact that they have more material that goes into the strings which creates more sound similar to Dean Markley's Helix strings.

        The tension on these strings are perfect for me in that they're easy to bend, but do not feel flimsy. Also these strings don't sound 'jangly'; they sound powerful which is good for Blues solos and Metal.

         
        5.0

        Wow! Excellent Strings!

        By Zach

        from Illinois

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about DR Strings MTR10 Hi-Beam Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

          These things live up to their hype. They're the real deal all-around! Bright (but not in a bad way,) dynamic, easy to play and bend, quiet, hold their tone, etc. All of it, 100% killer strings.

           
          5.0

          Maybe the best electric strings out

          By Ampbox

          from MD, USA

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about DR Strings MTR10 Hi-Beam Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

            Some of the best strings available, but these strings didn't work for me when trying to get my Metal thrills.

             
            5.0

            Bright edge grinders

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about DR Strings MTR10 Hi-Beam Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

            I have been using these strings for about 2 years now and nothing else could compare to them. They're smooth, flexable and just feel good when I use them. It really gives a low action and I have my guitar tuned down to c, and these strings are just great.

             
            5.0

            Incredible feel and sound

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about DR Strings MTR10 Hi-Beam Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

            These strings are so easy to play its unbelieveable. It feels like you're playing a lighter guage than you really are. They sound great and last a bit longer than regulars

             
            5.0

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            By Reviewer-J0hjo

            from Toronto ON

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            Comments about DR Strings MTR10 Hi-Beam Nickel Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

            I tried DR's hibeams 10-52 today and they are pretty impressive I must admit. I played D'addarios a lot of times before but these ones have better feel and playability. I actually always thought that d'addarios would be my choice forever. I actually choose DR strings now and I think this is the right choice for me, but still D'addario are great strings, at least better than what I saw on the market. So, try to find your favorite brand. Best of luck!

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