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Dr lo-rider length

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by nyangsw, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. nyangsw


    Apr 26, 2012
    I use Lakland 55-02.
    35" scale.
    Is the DR lo-rider 5 string long enough to string through body?
  2. zcwilkes

    zcwilkes Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2002
    Barboursville, WV
    Had to resize the pic. Here it is. About an inch and a quarter past the nut.

    Edit: I don't know where my other post went. This is a 35" scale bass with DR lo-riders but it's not through body. I'm guessing you should have around 1/2" left over past the nut.

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  3. clemford


    Oct 18, 2011
    I posted a similar ? with zero feedback. You may have to try elsewhere for an answer. On my Schecter the taper is partially on the nut groove relaxed so if the strings don't stretch under tension then they won't be long enough despite Dr and other xperts saying they would fit. My lo riders measure 37-3/4" from ball to taper.
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Yes, DR's are long enough.

    If you want to make sure, make a mark on one of your existing strings just past the nut. Remove it, and measure from your mark to the start of the ball end. This is the winding length you need.

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