DR Strings HI Beams 045-105

Bass String Set

  • Gauges: 045, 065, 085, 105
  • Stainless steel

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String gauge 045 - 065 - 080 - 105
Material Steel
Scale Long Scale
Taperwound No

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Great product but Brexit is a problem
Thonk, 15.02.2021
These have been my go to strings for my Fender Jazz since the 90's.

I use .45's- 105's as the heaver guage matches the wieght of my Jazz and the thickness of the neck.

Stonking' rock sound, highly reccomended.

However i found after purchase that for the 1st time i could have brought these cheaper has i shopped in the UK.

The problem was Brexit. I have used Thomann for many years, loving their huge range of gear as well as the fantastic prices & service.

Sadly i found their prices now more than if i has purchased in the UK, due to the UK leaving the EU.

It's a real pity as i really want to keep shopping with Thomann but sadly, i'm going to be checking UK prices 1st.

Shipping was also slower (usually about 3 days delivery bit this took 7 days) but not a massive problem and in no way a game changer.

If Thomann can somehow keep their prices competitive then fine, but I sadly will have to shop elsewhere UK based if they can't. I'm really bummed out about it. :(
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Great sound, great life!
BassMonster, 22.11.2015
Having gone through a variety of strings I tried these on recommendation and was greatly impressed. As a pick player who plays the bass like it owes me money, my strings get a serious workout and many other brands simply aren't up to the hammering that I give them.

DR Hi Beams have outlasted all the other brands I've tried and provide the best bang for my buck. The sound gives me the right amount of brightness and, most importantly, they keep the tone longer. When I first fitted a set of these, the rest of the band commented on the richness of my bass tone and asked what I'd done! All I did was switch from Roto 66 to the Hi Beams.

The current set on my Thunderbird have been on for over six months and they're still full of life. Saying that, I do make a point of using Fast Fret and giving them a good clean after every gig and rehearsal. Saying that, they well outlast Roto 66 or EB Slinkies which I'd used before.

In summary, they may cost a little more than some other strings but they keep their tonelonger. If you're a serious string thrasher like me, these are definitely worth a try.
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These strings are the best
Cormac, 22.06.2014
I am a huge fan of complex tone, a la Chris Squire, Pete Townshend, Les Claypool, etc.

For the gauge of the string, they are actually MORE flexible under the fingers than thinner strings by other brands (like the Ernie Ball misnomer "super slinky" ), and they have punchy highs and midrange over tones that give you that piano-string-like clarity to cut through the wash of distorted guitars, crashing cymbals and pretty much anything else, and give your bass tone independence and clarity in the mix.

The strings have such high output, I find with my set up, when I really dig in, I can even get soft clipping distortion like Chris Squire gets running his split signal through a guitar amp.

When I was in my teens, I tried out a bunch of other brands, like GHS bass boomers, and Dean Markley Blue Steels. Nothing compares to DR's quality, sound, complexity of tone, amplitude, and the length of life.

My last set I put on while recording an album with my band this past summer. More than 6 months later, after heavy use rehearsing and gigging, they still sound better "dead" than Ernie Ball strings sound when brand new.
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Anyman, 29.09.2020
Used on all my basses for the last 5 years. A bit lower tension due to the round core, something to consider if you really dig in. Mostly played in E Standard and D# Standard tunings, both work fine. A lot of overtones in the sound, very bright when new, I prefer mine broken in for about a week. I usually swap to new ones every 2 months if I play between 1-3 hours a day.
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