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


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

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.


  • Gauges: .045 .065 .085 .105
  • Material: Steel Core, Round Wound
  • Coated: No

Bright and crunchy are two adjectives that nicely describe the MR-45's tone, as they continue to please more and more bassists who make the switch. There are also reports of the stings being easier on the hands, for note milking, bending, sliding and the like. It also helps that they're reasonably priced.

There are a few who rated the MR-45 low because of tone preference, I.E. they prefer the warmth of flatwound strings.

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

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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