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DR Strings Electric Bass - Lo-Riders Stainless Steel Medium, .045-.105, MH-45

DR Strings Electric Bass - Lo-Riders Stainless Steel Medium, .045-.105, MH-45
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By Sean
Excellent Strings
March 18, 2021
First time trying DR’s, and I’m liking them thus far. Terrific tone, and excellent feel, will likely be ordering more for my other basses.
Pros- Excellent tone - Good feel - Reasonable price.
By perry
low riders NICKEL
September 15, 2013
OH YEAH BABY!!!....if you want that mid range growl, which in my opinion is the sweet spot for bass, you won't be disappointed. I switched from stainless steel to these nickel strings and you get a fatter tone and an increase in volume without that annoying stainless steel zing...I'M NEVER GOING BACK TO ANYTHING EXCEPT DR LOW RIDERS
April 28, 2012
These are great steel strings. LO-RIDERS to me seem to be less bright than HI-BEAMS, but have a great focused thump. I place a foam mute under these which knocks down the hi/harmonics and gives me a very good Bernard Edwards thump. They last a very long time and feel a little rough (imo most steel strings do) ,not as rough as Blue Steel or Rotos.
By Tommy S.
Lo-Riders 45-105's
February 15, 2012
I think these sound better on my Fender Marcus Miller bass than Hi-beams or fat-Beams! They bring out everything from the bass where as the other two you just get the glassy highs and dubbed lows. These are the whole package! Marcus uses these too but he calls them Tite-Fits! I guess he does that to throw us off LOL! Too me Hi-Beams sound cold, no warmth. These have more flavor, more mid range which is the true voice of the bass. When I changed from Hi-beams to these on my Marcus bass, I heard a big difference in tone and volume! You can also get a lower action with these due to the stiffer feel.
By John L.
Lo-Rider Steels
September 15, 2011
Great Growl! A bit stiffer than Hi-Beams due to the hex core, and I noticed a bit more harmonics and growl as well. If you're looking for that Deep Purple/Roger Glover tone on your Ric, this is it!
By Joe E.
DR Low Riders
July 25, 2010
I've wasted so much time and money trying other strings on my Spector and Fender Jazz basses looking for something better. However, with every other round wound I've tried I always go back to DR's. Clear fundamentals, great feel (I like a stiff string), and tone-tone-tone. Some say these can have a bit of zing to them, but that is what I like. These cut through the mix and dive home your basslines (with a pick or finger style). For more R&B stuff I find using the tone knob can mellow them out nicely.






1st G

Stainless Steel Round Wound



2nd D

Stainless Steel Round Wound



3rd A

Stainless Steel Round Wound



4th E

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."




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