Bright, edgy shredders.
Hi-Beam electric guitar strings from DR are very much like their standard Tite-Fit strings in feel and flexibility, but are much brighter and have an edge to their tone. For rockers and head-bangers looking for the brightness and edge missing in the warmth and fatness of the standard Tite-Fit electric guitar string.
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Comments about DR Strings LTR-9 Hi-Beam Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings:
I play Rickenbackers (a 360 and a 381). Rickenbackers have a signature sound to them, often referred to as the "Rickenbacker chime". Using a string with the right characteristics certainly aids in enhancing this tonal quality of Ric guitars and their electronics. As advertised, the Hi-Beam hex core strings are a brighter sounding string than their Tite-fit round core counterparts (they are in fact brighter than most anybody else's standard strings). Over the years, I have tried every brand and string size on the market. I only found 3 brands that supply that sparkle I like to hear from my Rics. One had great tone but was highly prone to string breakage. The other also had great tone, but lost their sparkle more quickly than I thought they should. The DR Strings LTR-9's have worked superbly. I have had no string breakage issues and they have maintained their liveliness for a reasonable period of time. I play every week-end and practice 4-6 hours during that same time period. I change strings every 6-8 weeks. I use to string heavier using 10's or 11's. However, in order to get the big bends I would sometimes want, without tuning down, I found that the 9's were an acceptable compromise and allowed me to maintain standard tuning. I have no complaints with these strings what-so-ever. They perform/sound exactly as advertised and give me exactly what I want to hear from my Rics.