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DR Strings Electric Bass - Lo-Riders Nickel Plated Medium, .045-.105, NMH-45

DR Strings Electric Bass - Lo-Riders Nickel Plated Medium, .045-.105, NMH-45
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By Charlie
Austin TX
Great service
October 1, 2019
I've been using Just Strings for a number of years. Good prices, great service - who could ask for more?
By doug m.
September 9, 2017
love these on my sg bass
By Gary N.
Nickel Lo Riders
February 25, 2016
These strings make my Lakland and me very happy. They stay in tune [even though I work in a setting where I'm detuned 1/2 step], they stay crisp over time and they growl when asked. Great strings!
By Tommy S.
Nickel Lo-Riders
February 15, 2012
I used these in the past on a P-Bass. These are the best for rock, blues, and old school R&B ala Jamerson without resorting to flats. They are stiff in this gauge but that's what gives the punch. The 40-100's are better for jazz and Jazz basses. If you own a P-Bass though, these are your strings!! Warm, midrangey, and toneful. They have lots of boom and growl as well! The people sitting in front of you will levitate from these strings !
By bluebrews
Dr Low Riders
February 10, 2011
Great- Tone, I've used them before, I'll use them again, esp for my fretless. They give the mwah !
By jim
dr low riders
October 21, 2010
Long lasting and they stay in tune, great response and tone. Always use them.
By gbgoul
DR Strings
September 11, 2010
DR Strings are consistently responsive / Lo-Riders harsh. I use both. They are tight and bright and not too harsh.
By lawrence t.
dr strings
May 17, 2010
Always sound and feel great.
By John H.
Bass Guitar Strings
May 17, 2010
I'm a very discriminating bassist (as are most of us!) and DR's consistently deliver the grind, growl and punch I demand from a string. They also out-last any other string I have ever tried...and I've tried a lot of strings! The Nickel Low Riders are as funky as it gets while still being the definitive Rock string in my opinion!






1st G

Nickel Plated



2nd D

Nickel Plated



3rd A

Nickel Plated



4th E

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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