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DR Strings Electric Bass - Lo-Riders™ Stainless Steel Medium Lite, .045-.100, MLH-45

DR Strings Electric Bass - Lo-Riders™ Stainless Steel Medium Lite, .045-.100, MLH-45
Manufacturer:
DR Strings
Manufacturer Part #:
MLH-45
SKU:
DRS_MLH-45
Price:
$24.38

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Product Reviews for DR Strings Electric Bass - Lo-Riders™ Stainless Steel Medium Lite, .045-.100, MLH-45

DR Strings Electric Bass - Lo-Riders™ Stainless Steel Medium Lite, .045-.100, MLH-454Mystic MichaelOctober 31, 2009After having tried a set of Lo-Riders nickel strings, which I found a little too subdued for my taste, I finally gave Lo-Riders one last shot, this time trying out the stainless steels. I'm glad I did. I generally dislike the "clanky" tone I get with stainless steels, but DRs are different. They get most of the zip and zing of steels, but with more of the warmth and body of nickelwounds. The relatively smooth texture is welcome as well. And in the case of the Lo-Riders specifically, the hexagonal core provides just enough stiffness to make 'em a great choice for playing fingerstyle modern rock on a fretted bass - which is exactly how I use them. I have no plans to invest in any more stainless steel strings - except for DR Lo-Riders.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st G

Stainless Steel Round Wound

.045

 

2nd D

Stainless Steel Round Wound

.065

 

3rd A

Stainless Steel Round Wound

.080

 

4th E

Stainless Steel Round Wound

.100

 



 

Lo-RidersÔ

"Lo-Rider stainless steel bass strings are round wound and constructed upon a hexagonal core. They provide more depth of tone, and are a bit stiffer than Hi-Beams. Bass players who are into slapping, popping, and tapping will love the high end and depth of Lo-Riders. The slight bit of stiffness makes Lo-Rider bass strings very accurate when playing harmonics. Great consistency, and great string-to-string balance are DR hallmarks."

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."

 

 

 

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