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I've bought some DR's.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Tbirdbassist, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. I bouth some DR Highbeams .40-.100. I just wanna ask how long do they last before they start to give out. Ive been using Dadarrio nickel XL's, I had an odd set, I had a .105 E and the rest were from a .40-100. And my E after a whil of playing would start to get dull anmd basically turn into a flatwound. I would clean itand after a while of playing it would go back. WIll i have the same problem with the CR's are am I going to have to do A cleaning eveytime a start and finish playing?
  2. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    They last pretty well.
    They lose their zing right away, then hold a mild zing for a while, from what I've experienced from my current ones.
  3. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    I'd say with a constantly played bass...practice 2 times a week and gig 2-3 times a month, DR highbeams would stay bright and relatively zingy for about 2 to 2.5 months before I'd change them.
    Some of my lesser played basses, I can get 3 to 3.5 months out of a set.
  4. eldave777


    May 24, 2005
    I use the DR's that are stainless steel and they last a really long time. I play a lot and I have gotten really good results with my stainless low riders .45 - .125.