Quantum-Nickel Bass Strings on Round Cores

New PURE BLUES bass strings combine a fat, warm punch with an edge especially designed for the modern bass player. By combining a new and unique Quantum-Nickel with the highest possible standard in winding techniques, PURE BLUES bass strings achieve an unsurpassed sound and feel. Hand-wound on round cores for increased flexibility. DR strings are handmade (not machine-made) because our expert string makers are capable of making micro adjustments needed throughout the winding process for the best sound and feel possible.

The difference is real.

“Music is vibrations and a direct representation of who we are. Strings are vital components to how these vibrations touch the listener. To reach people honestly, we need strings that respond purely.

PURE BLUES is my choice.”Victor Wooten


Stainless Steel Bass Strings wound on Round Cores
Hi-Beam stainless steel bass strings are round wound and constructed on a round core which is unique in the industry. Hi-Beams require much more time, care and extra steps to make than other bass strings. The extra effort DR expends making Hi-Beams results in a bass string that is highly flexible and musically but not harshly bright. They are renowned for durability, unusually long life, consistency and string-to-string balance. They don’t eat your frets. ​HI-BEAMS are the string to choose for brightness, punch and ease of playing.


Stainless Steel Bass Strings wound on Round Cores

Fat-Beams are compression wound to produce fat mids, bright highs and that distinct edgy Fat-Beam sound.

Hand-made with the finest American stainless steel available, wound on round cores for increased flexibility and tone.

DR Strings are hand-made (not machine-made) because our expert string-makers are capable of making micro adjustments needed through the winding process for the best sound and feel possible.

The Difference is Real.


Stainless Steel Bass Strings wound on Hexagonal Cores
Lo-Rider stainless steel bass strings are round wound and constructed on a hexagonal core. They provide more depth of tone, and are a bit stiffer than Hi-Beams. Bass players who are into slapping, popping and tapping will love the high end and depth of Lo-Rider. The slight bit of stiffness makes Lo-Rider bass strings very accurate when playing harmonics. Great consistency and great string-to-string balance are DR hallmarks.


Nickel Plated Bass Strings wound on a Round Cores
Sunbeams are another step forward on a continuing path for players who constantly seek to upgrade their skills and tools to achieve musical satisfaction. Sunbeams are the next generation of nickel-plated bass strings as they are wound on round cores. Sunbeams are a step forward for the traditional player and the advanced exponent of fretless bass player, both of whom want brightness and warmth. Sunbeams feature the easily recognizable feel and flexibility of DR round core construction, with nickel warmth, softness of feel and increased response to magnetic pickups due to the sensitive magnetic content (compared to stainless steel) of the nickel plated wrap wire. Tony Franklin says “Sunbeams amaze me….I love them on my fretless. A long time favorite of Adam Clayton as well.


Nickel Plated Bass Strings wound on a Hex Cores
Lo-Rider nickel-plated bass strings are based upon hexagonal cores, wound with nickel-plated steel, specifically designed for a softer feel and a traditional warm nickel sound. These bass strings are even, long lasting and loud…with a mid-range growl.

An excellent string for fretless basses…
”Lo-Riders Love to FUNK”


Polished Stainless Steel Flat Wound bass Strings on Round Cores.


Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings wound on Round Cores
Rare phosphor bronze bass strings are recently available from DR. Rare acoustic bass strings are constructed on around core…combining winding techniques developed for DR’s long-lasting Lo-Rider bass strings and DR’s rich, ringing Rare phosphor bronze acoustic guitar strings.


Taper Stainless Steel Bass Strings wound on a Hex Cores
Contemporary bass players, as well as bass makers, who demand a taper string to enable modern bass playing techniques, will be delighted by the superior performance Taper bass strings deliver. Today’s 4, 5 and 6 string bass players searching for increased stability in the lower registers will find great clarity and definition with DR’s tapered bass strings. DR taper strings use a single wrap around the core as the narrow winding passes over the bridge.

Drop-Down Tuning™ BASS

Stainless Steel Bass Strings on Hexagonal Cores.

The first thing you will notice about these strings is that they go right into tune and lock in. Players say they are “so stable it is almost eerie.” Now you can stand and deliver in tune notes at lower pitch that are clean and clear. Expect more and get more. Change tunings and be surprised how DDT’s lock right in. Be surprised how little adjustments you make. DDTs deliver far more than just heavy gauges. Drop with confidence, drop with accuracy. DDTs maintain their intonation at lower tunings far better than any other string we have ever played or heard. Designed over a two year build and test period to answer the needs of the dark side.