DR Strings LR-40 Hi-Beam Stainless Steel Bass Strings (Light)


93 out of 100. Incorporating 325+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

DR Strings LR-40 Hi-Beam Stainless Steel Bass Strings

Gearank Recommendation

The DR Strings LR-40 appeared on our recommended list for Bass Guitar Strings from February 2020 until August 2022 when it had been out-ranked by other sets of strings.


DR Strings is known for colorful coating that appeals to young players who want their strings to visually stand out. Even professionals appreciate the aesthetic effect that colored coating adds to their instruments - including big name artists like U2's Adam Clayton.

The company is not just about eye pleasing colors, as exemplified by the popularity the non-coated LR-40, which is highly rated for its quality and longevity.

This set follows the typical light gauge spec, round-wound and crafted from stainless-steel, the main point of difference being its distinctly shaped round core.

With the DR Strings LR-40, you can get a good quality light gauge set at a very reasonable price.


  • Gauges: .040 .060 .080 .100
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Coated: No
Although this was previously on our recommended list there are now more highly rated options available in our guide to The Best Bass Strings