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DR Strings Electric Bass - Lo-Riders Stainless Steel Medium 5s, .045-.125, MH5-45

DR Strings Electric Bass - Lo-Riders Stainless Steel Medium 5s, .045-.125, MH5-45
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17% Recommend this product (1 of 6 responses)
By Charlie I.
Austin TX
usual great service
January 1, 2020
Good prices, fast service - what's not to like?!?
By Chris C.
DR LowRider 5 string set
July 27, 2016
I never do reviews for any products but will for this brand. I've been playing bass for over 30 years and have used every brand of string. I've known about DR strings for a while and have avoided trying them since they are a bit more expensive but I'll never go back to any other string. They stay fresh and bright far longer than any other brand. I'm a believer and get excited when I put a new set on my basses which is fewer times due to the longer life. Great!
By Mystic M.
Lo-Riders Stainless Steel Medium 5s
March 14, 2012
If you play modern rock - especially if with a pick; or you like to play with low action without "fretting out"; or if you want to get the most out of an instrument with active electronics; or if you simply like a clean, crisp, punchy tone with some rich harmonic overtones - stainless steel Lo-Riders are your string.

I use these on two of my fretted five-strings, and simply love the "ballsy yet refined" tone they exude. You get the crispness and clarity of stainless steel, with the warmth and body of nickel strings - best of both worlds! And they are relatively smooth to the touch.
By Snapjackson
April 16, 2011
I use these strings for both my basses and I will not go back to any of the strings Ive used previously (GHS Boomers, RotoSound, D'Adarrio),as these strings are far superior in sound quality and craftsmanship. I am very happy with the DR Lo Riders.
By Eldon Z.
Great sounding string, and at a great price!
April 2, 2010
I have strung my Spector Legend Custom 5 with these strings a few times. I love how I can get crisp highs while maintaining a full bottom end. I will most likely be getting a heavier set the next time though, as I tend to slap the fretboard with these when I'm playing the lower strings harder. That is partly my fault as well though. Also, these strings are still pretty smooth even for a stainless set.
By Jeff O.
Love these strings!
February 13, 2010
Nice and zingy, consistent! great chiming tone! they really cut in a mix!!!! LOVE






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."




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