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Calling all DR Stainless Steel/Lakland 55-02 users

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by madjazzbass, Feb 20, 2021.

  1. madjazzbass

    madjazzbass Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    Lakland 55-02 and Stainless Steel string(s) "dilemma" As of right now, (to ME) the best sounding SS string is the GHS Super Steels; the problem is that they're a little hard to come by for (55-02) 5 string Basses (which requires a longer scale string); So, I'm considering trying a set of DR SS strings (never been a fan of DR Nickels), but I'm "torn" between which set would sound closest to the GHS Super Steels; the High Beams, the Fat Beams or the Low Riders? Which one of these 3 sets provide a better low mid tone and thump or overall better low end? Will any/all of these sets be long enough to fit a 35' scale Bass? OR do I need the Long neck set that DR offers? and does the Long Neck set have good low/mid punch or just better overall low end? Thanks
  2. You can order a single Super Steel 130B (STB130) to go with any of the 4-string sets so all five strings would have 38" winding length.

    Singles - Bass Super Steels
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  3. I tried the Super Steels 40-102 and the SS Lo-Riders 40-100 last year, though on two different basses, and found them to be similar in terms of stiffness/flexibility. Hex-core vs. hex-core, the LRs would be the closest in feel to the Super Steels, while the Hi Beams and the Fat Beams, both being round-core, would have a slightly different feel due to their flexibility.
  4. madjazzbass

    madjazzbass Supporting Member

    Jan 5, 2014
    michael_t, You're the Man! Thanks a lot, I think that's a Fantastic Idea! Much appreciated. ... Just out of curiosity, I still would like to know how they (Super Steels) measure up against the DR Fat Beams. :smug:
  5. It's been seven and a half years since I last tried the Fat Beams (45-105) and they were on my Fender Jazz only for three weeks before I decided SS rounds were not for me, so it's kind of hard for me to compare the two at this point.
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  6. Deep


    May 8, 2002
    Lakland SS sets are made by GHS. They are essentially Super Steels. Plus they have the tapered B for five string sets.
    DR Low Riders fit on Laklands string thru bridge. And if you want a tapered B get a Long Neck B string. It fits perfectly through the bridge just like the Lakland strings with the right amount of taper over the B string saddle.
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