Jahmeel from L&M Terminal (Vancouver, BC), recommended them to me and offered to exchange them for a set that I preferred. He did tell me to try these out anyways.
He wasn't wrong. These are the best rounds I ever used in my life. I've used Fenders, D'Addarios, Rotosounds, and GHS Bass Boomers, but the DR Lo-Riders hits it out of the ball park.
I'm amazed by the longevity of these strings. I changed them after four months of moderate usage but they still sounded good to me. They feel a lot nicer than other roundwound strings. I'm used to Rotosounds so I guess that's a huge drastic change.
The tone. Ah, yes, the tone. I was looking for roundwounds with a little more punch in the lows and mids, which was why Jahmeel recommended these to me. He uses them on his own basses (all Fender Precisions) and he really liked the tone he was getting from the strings. I tried them out on my Precision Bass and I literally went bug-eyed from the tone of the bass. The CS62 pickup helped a lot definitely but these strings are no joke.
DR is doing something right!
The only con is that it's sort of expensive, but I guess that's a small price to pay for such amazing strings!
10/10! I would recommend these to anyone!
DR Strings Lo Rider
Lo-Rider stainless steel bass strings from DR are roundwound and constructed on a hexagonal core. Lo-Riders provide more depth of tone and are a bit