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Loving the DR Hi-Beam's!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Redhotbassist, Oct 29, 2012.


  1. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

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    Hi talk-bass, It has been almost 2 year's since i put some new string's on this bass! and can't believe i haven't sooner.. i have been using the Warwick Red and Black Label strings since owning the Warwick but decided to go for a change and went with the DR Hi-beams, and they sound awesome, never had this bass sound as good before, they really compliment the Nordstrand pickup's aswell, very happy!

    Here is a clip:




    Let me know what you think, and your past or present experience with them.


    Cheer's
    Bill.
     
  2. BrentSimons

    BrentSimons Supporting Member

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    That's a great clip!

    I just put a set of Hi-Beams on my G&L L2000 custom last week. I have heard so much about DR's I had to give them a try, I'm digging the feel but the sound is certainly not as gnarly as my Rotosounds that I'm used to. I have a threaded started below about my findings. They really are nice strings.
    Take Care,
    Brent
     
  3. jbailes

    jbailes

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    Nice slap tone, bud. DRs are the only string I'll buy. Had a set of hi beams on a warwick thumb (before I got rid of it) and was impressed with those strings. I got fat beams on one jazz, sunbeams on another jazz, and nickel plated low riders on yet another jazz.
     
  4. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

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    Thanks guys. I'm looking forward to trying the Lo-rider's and the black beauties aswell!
     
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  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I stopped string hunting it's only Labella I think I've been thru every model
     
  7. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

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    I dont think i need to string hunt after discovering these beauties.. What string's are you currently with??
     
  8. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist Gold Supporting Member

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    love the hi beams on my sb-2 for industrial, horror punk, and post punk, hopefully my L2000 will be here in LA today or tomorrow and i can check out what brentsimons is experiencing soon
     
  9. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

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    Yeah man, they will work great in almost every genre! have you tried the black beauties?
     
  10. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Not trying to sway you to or from any string... But just for informational sake... DR Dragon Skin's are essentially coated Hi-Beams. Black Beauties are a NPS Coated String, Think Sunbeams.
     
  11. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

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    Ok, i'll look into them! i'm up for trying out any set of strings to see how i get on with them, or how they might compliment my tone :)
     
  12. MycooLeeyun

    MycooLeeyun Supporting Member

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  13. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

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    cheers dude! :)
     

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