My AccountView Cart
Specials Mailing List

DR Strings Bass Electric Bass - Lo-Riders Stainless Steel Lite 5s, .040 - .120, LH5-40

DR Strings Bass Electric Bass - Lo-Riders Stainless Steel Lite 5s, .040 - .120, LH5-40
DR Strings
Manufacturer Part #:

  1. Product Reviews
  2. Description
  3. Recently Viewed Items
4 Reviews
100% (4)
0% (0)
0% (0)
0% (0)
0% (0)
50% Recommend this product (2 of 4 responses)
By Osvaldo J.
Warm and powerful sound
July 17, 2022
The Low-Riders stainless steel are the best bass strings I've ever used. It delivers a warm sound with a fantastic mid-tone that really stands out.
All No
By Woody
Love them
December 2, 2019
I’ve tried a lot of strings but for me these are by far the best string. The have nice clear not piercing highs, and man a mid range grow to die for. I’m trying the lighter gauge to see if I can get that snap when I dig in with my fingers.
By Teh G.
love the tone
November 18, 2014
I've used hi-beams for years, but decided to give these a try. I'm switching for good; these babies have more of a mid spank with a tighter bottom and a smoother high end. I use this set and add a 0.30 single string to make a light-gauge 6-string set, which works better on my Ibanez 506 than slightly heavier sets. I believe I'll stick with these for a long time.
By Dale K.
lo rider Bass strings
September 8, 2011
Great lite strings for low action on the 5 string bass because they are stiff causing less fret buzz. I wouldn't use any other strings than DR lo riders for my Fender deluxe jazz bass.






1st G

Stainless Steel Round Wound



2nd D

Stainless Steel Round Wound



3rd A

Stainless Steel Round Wound



4th E

Stainless Steel Round Wound



5th B

Stainless Steel Round Wound





"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."




Quick Links
What Sets Us Apart
Help and Advice