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D'Addario XL Nickel Round Wound vs DR Lo-Riders Nickel

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by SummerSoft, Jul 1, 2005.


  1. D'Addario XL Nickel Round Wound

    54.5%
  2. DR Lo-Riders Nickel

    45.5%
  1. SummerSoft

    SummerSoft

    Jun 17, 2005
    I need strings for a 5string fretless for playing soul, funk, r&b, reggae and some hip-hop.
    Which strings would you suggest?
    Thanks
     
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I prefer D'addarios because they're cheap and good. Having said that, I don't think it makes a whole lot of difference.
     
  3. r379

    r379

    Jul 28, 2004
    Dallas, Texas
    Having tried both, I liked the XLs better and in .050-.105 gauges. JMO.
     
  4. SummerSoft

    SummerSoft

    Jun 17, 2005
    but don't you think that DRs would be better for the types of music I mentioned because of the depth and mid-range growl, which they do have more than D'Addario XLs, right?
     
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I didn't really notice a difference between the two until I got to the cash register. Hey, try the DR's if you want. The worst that happens is you're out $22 instead of $17.
     
  6. SummerSoft

    SummerSoft

    Jun 17, 2005
    The only problem is that it's $45 vs $60 in my country