DR Strings MR-45 Hi-Beam Stainless Steel Medium Bass Guitar Strings (Medium)

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Gearank Recommendation

The MR-45 Hi-Beam appeared on our recommended list for Bass Guitar Strings from February 2020 until December 2020 when it was removed due to being out-ranked by other medium gauge sets.


This is essentially a modern reproduction of classic bass string sets, the main difference being its DR Strings designed round core, which the company says helps improve longevity.

Together with its round winding, this set adds just a bit of treble to your voicing, not as harsh as what other sets usually bring to the table.

Bright and crunchy are two adjectives that nicely describe the MR-45’s tone.

The DR Strings MR-45 is a good set for those who want a bright, but not too bright, sounding set of strings.


  • Gauges: .045 .065 .085 .105
  • Material: Steel Core, Round Wound
  • Coated: No
Although these were previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Bass Guitar Strings.

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