I've been a DR Hi-beams lover for a while. I love the bright attack and angry sound that goes perfectly with my musicman. I thought I'd give fatbeams a try. They sound just like Hi-beams. When I put them on, my sound improved alot, but only because the strings were new-this happens whenever I get a new set of strings. The basic sound though, is exactly the same as with Hi-beams. Does anyone else notice that these strings are pretty much the same thing, but the Fat beams say "Marcus Miller" on the box, and cost $2 more?