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DR Hi-Beam string corrosion??

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Crackle, Mar 13, 2014.


  1. Crackle

    Crackle

    Nov 3, 2007
    Plano, TX
    I have been using DR Hi-Beam stainless steel strings for many years with no corrosion issue. For example, I have a set on my 06 Jazz Bass that have been installed since January 2008 and they STILL show no sign of corrosion, AND they sound fantastic. I have had similar experiences with several of my other basses.

    That said, the last few sets of Hi-Beams I have installed are showing major corrosion (or dark places) following weeks to months of use. This appears to only be happening with sets I have purchased recently. I keep my hands as clean as possible and always clean the strings with Fast Fret and a wipe down following a session. Has anyone noticed a similar problem with DR Hi-Beams? Has the formula changed? Is DR doing this intentionally to push coated strings?