First set of DR Hi

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Garagiste, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Garagiste


    Feb 16, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Jazz Bass has never sounded so good. I have a '74 and put a set of stainless steel round core 45-100 on it. Phenomenal.
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  2. Best strings!
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  3. Chrisk-K


    Jan 20, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    DR Hi Beams are the best. I use 40-100. I wish they made a 35-95 set.
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  4. 80jazz


    Jun 28, 2008
    If you go to BassStringsOnline, you can order a set of singles in this configuration. That is my plan with Hi-Beams from now on.

    To the OP, my only beef with HiBeams is the mid-scoop (which, to my ears, is most problematic on a maple fretboard jazz bass). Despite this, I find Hi-Beams to be a most enjoyable string to the fingers and ears. Maybe it is my fingers, but I think Hi-Beams have incredibly long life.
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  5. markob


    Mar 2, 2010
    North Cali
    How do you think they would sound on a rose board g&l L2000? For rounds I've used nickel for years.
  6. red_rhino

    red_rhino Currently on Double Secret Probation Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2001
    Over Macho Grandé
    I've been using light gauge (40-95) D'Addario flex steels on a few basses, but I was thinking about trying the Hi-Beams in an equivalent gauge on one bass where I want less tension. Anyone know how the DR's compare with the Flex Steele's tension-wise?

    Related question: Does someone, somewhere, maintain a list of bass string tensions by brand? It would be nice to have some sort of reference point when trying to gauge this sort of thing.

  7. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    I recently had both on the same bass. The Hi Beams definitely feel soft and are easy to play. I didn't find the Flex Steels soft - maybe just a hair more give than the average hex core but not much. They were comfortable to play though.
  8. Dug2


    Sep 24, 2011
  9. Argassab


    Dec 16, 2014
    Cayman Islands
    They should sound good. I have them on my frugal bass with rosewood fretboard.
  10. I've always played DR's, the best IMO
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