DR Lo Rider Bass Strings


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DR Lo-Rider

Lo-Riders are steel roundwounds with hex core. There is a "long-neck" variation, which is tapered. It is also available in nickel, which is more mellow.

 

NameWindingMaterialCoreOther InfoModel #
Lo-RiderRoundwoundSteelHex

Lo-Riders are well known for their brightness and tension. If you like a little stiffness and resistance in your strings plus a very clear, bright tone, these strings could be what you are looking for. Go for the nickel version if you like that feel but want a more mellow sound.

The DR Lo Rider strings are round wound and based upon a hexagonal core. What makes these strings different from the rest is the depth of tone and are just a bit stiffer then Hi Beams. Touted as being extremely accurate this is an ideal string for you if you like playing harmonics.

To be honest though the reviews I found on these strings were not all that glowing to say the least. There could be two reasons for this. One reason is that many players are just not used to this type of string and hence do not know what to expect. The second reason is that the tone is something the players did want or desire and did not understand what they were buying.

There are many musicians I see that also do not like how these strings feel on their fingers. Clearly this is an issue for some and I do not deny this could be an issue for you. If you are sensitive to how your strings feel then perhaps this is not the string for you.

While these strings are certainly not crap they are just not very popular. I am guessing that the main reason is that many bass players do not play the type of music these strings are designed for.

Do not buy these strings expecting a low tone. These strings deliver a bright tone and if this is what you are going for then you will not be disappointed. If you want a mellow, deeper tone then I would recommend you go straight to flatwound strings.

As well some of the most prevalent complaints I saw were related to the lifespan of the strings. There must be something in the way that these strings are constructed that make them stay at their brightest only for a couple weeks at the most.

However, many report that these do not tear up your fret board like some string sets. However, there are plenty of other bass strings out there that are equally if not more fingerboard friendly.

Clearly these strings are for specific tastes and have polarized opinions about them. If you are really going for a bright tone and have heard specific examples of them that you dig, give them a shot. 


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DR Strings Nickel Lo-Rider - Nickel Plated Hex Core Bass 40-100
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DR Strings Nickel Lo-Rider - Nickel Plated Hex Core Bass 40-100
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DR Strings MH5-45 Lo-Rider Stainless Steel Hex Cor
DR Strings MH5-45 Lo-Rider Stainless Steel Hex Cor Price: $34.95

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