Which DR's are right for me??

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by ozzyismetal, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. DR Marcus Miller

    12 vote(s)
  2. DR Hi Beams

    8 vote(s)
  1. Either the Marcus Miller set or some standard Hi-Beams.
    I mainly play rock, funk and some metal. My main playing style is a tie between finger-style and slap.
    I barely ever use a pick or tap.
    Due to circumstances beyond my control I cannot change my strings for a few months (probably about 6 months....:crying:) so these need to keep their tone for a long time.
    I like a bright tone, and my main bass is an Ibanez BTB200.

    Any suggestions (and the reasons why) are appreciated. :help:

    Thanks everyone!
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  3. prof pop

    prof pop Guest

    Sep 17, 2007
    I would go with the hi Beams man. I pretty much play the exact same stuff as you and i found that had that long lasting "rob trujillo clank"

    Hope thats help to ya
  4. nemo


    Mar 19, 2004
    Get the strings you like the most and check some of the "soaking strings" threads.
    It will keep your strings fresh.
  5. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Either one could work for you. Hi-Beams are probably slightly brighter, with a little more presence in the upper mids. Fat Beams are probably slightly darker, with a little more presence in the lower mids. But the differences are fairly subtle. Variations in your technique, playing style and gear could easily override any difference in the strings. But I would say, get the Hi-Beams... :meh:

  6. Gintaras


    Dec 11, 2004
    Kent Island, Md.
    All of the stainless strings from DR sound great. I presently don't have the HiBeams on any of my basses. But my favorite bass has fat beams and fit perfect for what I am looking for. If I remember right, the Hibeams were a little too bright for me. I also have DR Lorider Stainless on my Grendel 5 and they are also bright but give a really nice growl.
  7. gjooro


    Mar 27, 2006
    If you like bright sound why not buy some cheaper strings and change them twice more often?
  8. Hamrhed


    Dec 26, 2007
    I would agree w/ this statement. I really like the Fat beams, and I also like the DR coated strings as well. The Hi-beams would be the best all around string if you want typical roundwound zing- the Fat beams if you want a more subdued tone... but the difference in tone isnt radically different, imo


    Oct 10, 2008
    Beings you play all styles go with the Fatbeams.
    Hi-Beams are a bit too bright for all styles. Fatbeams,
    tend to be more even and balanced in tone.
  10. ihateusernames


    Jun 26, 2006
    fatbeams 'seemed' to maintain a familiar tone longer than hibeams IMO.
  11. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    Dude, you bumped your thread yesterday after only 50 minutes??? :rollno:

    Have a little patience!!! :eyebrow: