DR Fat Beam and Hi Beam

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Fat K, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Fat K

    Fat K

    Mar 7, 2008
    Hong Kong
    I have been using Fat Beam for sometime now, thinking of giving a set of Hi Beam a try.

    Just wondering how similar they are with Fat Beams considering both are stainless steel strings, sound wise and feel wise.

    Are they as flexible as the Sunbeam?

  2. FretlessArt


    Jan 24, 2007
    I went from Hi beams to sunbeams. To me the Sunbeams are the best sounding strings I have played. The Sunbeams seam more flexible and warmer to me and they give me clarity and warmth at the same time.

    The tone that I like to hear when i am playing alone is much different from the tone that sounds best in the mix with the band. Sunbeams on my passive P-bass give me the high fidelity over tones that I like to hear while remaining deep warm and thick for the bands live mix.
  3. Fat K

    Fat K

    Mar 7, 2008
    Hong Kong

    Absolutely agreed with you on the Sunbeam, I have a set on my MIM P bass, and does exactly what you have set. Warm and clear!!

    Fat Beam has been for my 71' Jazz and my Fernandes LEB-J4 for sometime now, as I slap on both of them a lot. So thinking trying Hi Beam on either one of them for a change.
  4. wel put it this way you arnt gonna hate them! I have gone from hi beams on my mex jazz to fat beams just to try them and they are similar in tone but there are suttle differences i think. I'm not sure how long fat beams last but i had my hi beams on for nearly i year and they sounded fine.