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Stainless stell: DR still in the house?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Davidoc, Sep 8, 2004.


  1. It's been a while since I played my bass, but I've recently started again now that I have it with me in college. I want to get new strings sometime in the near future. I used to use DR hi-beams, as I need an agressive stainless steel sound.

    Is DR still the way to go for steel?
     
  2. Of course! Low Riders are grungy, and sharp sounding, and Hi Beams for slightly brighter and less harsh. Either way, DR is the way to go for steel strings IMO.
     
  3. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    Hi-Beams: round core

    Low Riders: hex core = more tension
     
  4. tappel

    tappel

    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    I'd say so. You could also try La Bella Hard Rockin' Steels or D'Addario's ProSteels.

    Tom
     
  5. Jazzbassman23

    Jazzbassman23

    Apr 20, 2000
    Maryland
    I know the DR's are in favor with a lot of players, but they seemed to lose their zing very quickly and didn't really have the punch I was looking for. For stainless steel, I settled on D'Addario Prisms and have been using them for the last three years. I'm quite happy with them.
     
  6. tappel

    tappel

    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Prisms have been discontinued and have been replaced by ProSteel. Cheaper and, supposedly, better.

    Tom
     
  7. ApeIsHigh81

    ApeIsHigh81

    Aug 24, 2004
    CA

    Yessssss!!! Unbeatable!!!, I used nothing but Hi-Beams prior to them and was really suprised at the difference, last a little longer, cheaper, note fundamentals are 2nd to none.