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paulzoom 01-24-2019 08:39 PM

Has anyone used DR High Beam strings?
 
Are they basically the 80/20 version of regular DR rare strings? Can you string them normally or are they the kind you have to string and tune up first before you cut the strings?

Brucebubs 01-24-2019 08:47 PM

Aren't they for driving at night?

steelvibe 01-24-2019 09:04 PM

no but I've heard they are extremely bright. :roll:

Paddy1951 01-25-2019 03:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paulzoom (Post 5959136)
Are they basically the 80/20 version of regular DR rare strings? Can you string them normally or are they the kind you have to string and tune up first before you cut the strings?

I think you mean DR Sunbeams. Yes, they are round core strings and should not be cut until they are at full tension.

Eldergreene 01-25-2019 04:46 AM

Paulzoom, Hibeams are like Rares in being hex-core rather than round-core, so they are higher tension than Sunbeams, and don't have to be strung/tuned up before cutting, tho with any string I'd always put a 90-degree bend a couple of inches above the post before cutting, just to be sure.

Paddy1951 01-25-2019 05:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eldergreene (Post 5959315)
Paulzoom, Hibeams are like Rares in being hex-core rather than round-core, so they are higher tension than Sunbeams, and don't have to be strung/tuned up before cutting, tho with any string I'd always put a 90-degree bend a couple of inches above the post before cutting, just to be sure.

There you have. My mistake. Apologies.

Pura Vida 01-25-2019 12:32 PM

I've only played the Rare, which are bright enough for me. I would also recommend GHS Bright Bronze --- I really liked those, when I needed a brighter set of strings.

Side note: it would be nice if DR gave a bright vs. warm chart, like some of the other string companies do. I've reached out to them with some questions, but they haven't returned my emails.


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