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DR Strings Bass - Lo-Riders Nickel Plated Lite 5s, .040-.120, NLH5-40

DR Strings Bass - Lo-Riders Nickel Plated Lite 5s, .040-.120, NLH5-40
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14% Recommend this product (1 of 7 responses)
By Will
Flint, MI
Awesome Bass Strings
April 9, 2021
These are the best bass stings I've ever used. They have great tone and are easy on the fingers and the frets.
Great tone and very little fret wear.
By Teh G.
Good, but not stellar
April 21, 2016
I decided to give these a try after using regular Lo-Riders for a while. I don't feel that the Nickel Lo-Riders are as consistent in tone from string to string, and they're edgier than I wanted. They last well, though.

Back to the regular Lo-Riders for me. They'll be my string from here on out.
By Albert
October 20, 2011
Love the strings and they didn't take that long to get to me.I will continue to place orders with juststrings. Keep up the good work.
By Billy k.
lo-rider nickels
July 25, 2011
Great sound,and feel. Smooth feeling like flat wounds; how do you do it?
By Jose
DR Love to funk!
December 18, 2010
The best strings I've ever put on my bass, great feel, tone and sound!
By William M.
opinion on string tone of Lo-Riders -40 ga.
October 7, 2009
I love these strings be cause of their flexibility and tone. For years I was convinced that 45 gauge strings could produce the sound that I had been accustomed to have coming from whatever bass I was playing. Then a peculiar thing occurred, i began to mature as a musician, and as a result, my previous, steadfast convictions about many things began to erode. Thus, i realized that my attack on the strings had changed, and so had my sound. I realized that I no longer need a heavy string to produce what has become a fuller, more resonant tone, which, in turn, has brought me to a deeper understanding of harmony, and believe it or not, funk.
By Mike A.
DR Lo-Riders
September 20, 2009
Excellent sound & feel!






1st G

Nickel Plated



2nd E

Nickel Plated



3rd A

Nickel Plated



4th E

Nickel Plated



5th B

Nickel Plated




"Lo-Riders" NickelsÔ

"Lo-Riders nickel-plated bass strings are based upon hexagonal cores, wound with nickel-plated steel, specifically designed for a softer feel and a traditional warm nickel sound. These bass strings are even, long lasting, and lound… with a mid-range growl. An excellent string for fretless basses… "Lo-Riders Love to Funk."

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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