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DR LO-RIDER MH5 130 Bright Stainless Steel Hex Core Round Wound Bass Strings.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Dan Bass, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Dan Bass

    Dan Bass Inactive

    May 26, 2014
    Virginia Beach.
    Lo Riders compared to Hi-Beams which last longer? I've got Hi-Beams before and a couple of times the B string was dead brand new out of package right when i put it on, can't have that. So has anyone had any bad experience's with the Lo-Rider MH5 stainless steel hex core 45 - 130 5- string Bass set? Looking to try out a pack.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2016
  2. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    I've used Lo Riders on most of my basses for quite a few years and I can't say I've ever had a string be dead right out of the package. I've also seen people post here about DR's great customer service so you could probably have a dead new string replaced with a phone call or email. It would definitely be worth a shot if that happens.

    One of the things that kept me a loyal Lo Riders user for so long is the great longevity of those strings. While I do like the zing of new rounds, I like them even more once that brand-new-string zing wears off. And, for me, Lo Riders have kept that broken in sound for quite a long time before finally dying completely. I've seen lots of others here who've also gotten great life out of the Lo Riders.

    I think they're the only strings I've used on the Stingray I have now (got it about 10 years ago) and I've also had them on most other basses I own now or have owned and they sounded great on all of them. My Precision always had flats on it, but the last time I changed string I decided to try Lo Riders just for kicks and now it's a KILLER rock bass. That being said, I recently tried and loved Dean Markley Helix's on two other basses so my Stingray will get a set of them the next time I change strings. Can't wait to compare them.

    You may find your own reason to love them or hate Lo Riders, but I think they're well made strings with great life spans and are definitely worth trying to see what you ultimately think of them. As with every opinion, YMMV.

    Regarding Hi Beams, I've never used them but I did put Sunbeams on a Warwick I sold to a friend a several years ago. I had the impression that Sunbeams were basically nickel Hi Beams. They sounded fantastic on it, similar to the Lo Riders, but I preferred the stiffer feel of the Lo Riders so I've stuck with them. The Sunbeams were very nice strings, though. And, FWIW, my friend that bought my old Warwick used that same set of Sunbeams for a couple of years before changing strings. He liked them enough to put a new set of Sunbeams on it when he finally did replace the strings and now has a year or two on that set.
  3. Dan Bass

    Dan Bass Inactive

    May 26, 2014
    Virginia Beach.
    Awesome! Thanks, that's all I need to hear, I have been jammin Bass for 32 years and tried almost every string, but never Lo Riders, they sound like my kind of strings, I am going to get a pack today and check em out.:):bassist::bassist:
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  4. ErnieD


    Nov 25, 2004
    Lo-Riders yes...but not SS...Nickels for me. I have Sunbeams, BB's, XL170's, Chromes and nylon tapes on my basses now.

    I hope I don't miss much by getting the Lo Rider Nickels and not the rounds. I'm gona try these first time on my Valenti (#75) w/Ebony board and Nordstrand electronics. It has a old set of D'Ad XL170's now, I do like those strings just wanting to try the Lo Riders for a change. Sorry for the thread nickel-jack.....no not Nickelback. ;)
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