DR Strings Acoustic Guitar - Hi-Beam 80/20 Medium-Lite, HA-11

Acoustic Guitar
Material 1:
Plain Steel Locked Twist Ball End
Material 2:
80/20 Brass Wrap on Hex Core
String Total:
Medium Light Tension
End Type:
Ball End
Gauge 1:

DR Strings Acoustic Guitar - Hi-Beam 80/20 Medium-Lite, HA-11




1st E

Plain Steel 



2nd B

Plain Steel 



3rd G

 80/20 brass wrap


4th D

 80/20 brass wrap


5th A

 80/20 brass wrap


6th E

80/20 brass wrap



Hi-BEAM 80/20

" 'Hi-BEAM' 80/20 acoustics are designed for extra brightness, to cut through the ensemble playing of bluegrass musicians, as well as derive extra clarity from heavily braced, or dull sounding guitars. Wrapped upon a hex core the new "Hi-BEAM" 80/20 acoustics are handmade and handwound for great tone, and increased longevity.

DR Strings

"From the first handmade strings DR made for Marcus Miller and Jeff Healey (both of whom have played DR's for over six years), to our latest development, the remarkable ZEBRA electric-acoustic strings, DR HandMade Strings approaches sound and string design differently from other makers… we are all players. The secret to the way we make DR strings is the word "slow." No other company we know makes strings one at a time, so very slowly and carefully. Quality of sound is paramount… along with the highest possible specifications for materials. Longevity and durability are our next concerns. We are NOT a high speed, mass production company. We have an elaborate quality control system.

For a relatively new company, we have been embraced by a surprising number of "Legends and Masters" of guitar and bass. A partial list of DR endorsees includes Sting, Marcus Miller, Jeff Healey, Adam Clayton of U2, Warren Haynes of GOV'T MULE and THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, Jonas Hellborg, Bo Diddley, "Skunk" Baxter, Victor Bailey, Steve Kaufman, Percy Jones, Darryl Jones of THE ROLLING STONES, Rick Derringer, Mick Karnes, Andreas Kisser, Max Cavalera, & Paulo Jr. of SEPULTURA, Birelli Legren, Trey Anastasio and Mick Gordon of PHISH, SMASHING PUMPKINS, Gary Tallent, Tony Franklin, Ty Tabor & Doug Pinnock of KING'S X, Dimebag Darrell of PANTERA, Scott Ian, Paul Crook, & Frank Bello of ANTHRAX, Stefan Lessard with THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, Peter Rowan, Shawn Lane, Paul Pesco Matt Freeman with RANCID, Per Gessle of ROXETTE, Sharlee D'Angelo of MERCYFUL FATE, and VERUCA SALT.

DR Strings are made with more metal than one realizes at first. By way of example, before a .042 gauge DR string is carefully wound, core wire and wrap wire that total .043 are prepared. After a process we call "Compression-Winding", a DR string that gauges a .042 is produced.

The ratios and principles of "TITE-FIT" / "Compression-Winding" are used for the specifications and manufacture of all DR strings. At DR we craft our strings at tension. The following is one example of how the DR wrap/ratio formula works… in this case for .042's. Core wire is .016, wrap wire is .0135 x 2 (top and bottom covers). Total material gauges .043 before winding and .042 after winding."

HI-BEAM™ - 80/20 Brass Acoustic Guitar Strings: Custom Light 11-50

HI-BEAM™ Acoustic Guitar Strings feature a hexagonal core wound with an 80/20 bronze wrap wire. They produce exceptional brightness and projection that can be heard clearly in any ensemble, especially bluegrass and other all-acoustic groups. They also enrich and brighten duller sounding guitars or those with heavier bracing.

A 80/20 Bronze Wrap delivers exceptional brightness and flexibility

The hexagonal core wire adds brightness and shimmer