DR low riders

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by loma, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. loma


    Sep 27, 2003
    what yall think about DR low riders, on a BTB405? anything from their life, to their sound, to the feel, to the price


    Aug 13, 2003
    Sulphur LA
    I use 'em and I love 'em. The stainless ones. They are a bit rough to the touch compared to others but the tone is nice and bright and they last a good while.
  3. Mud Flaps

    Mud Flaps

    Feb 3, 2003
    Norton, MA
  4. I switched from Ernie Ball Slinkys to DR Low Riders, and I gotta say, best switch I have ever made! Very bright from the beginning till the end. Very long life! A little gritty feel, but that's how I like it.
  5. loma


    Sep 27, 2003
    i also like how theres a lot of tension on the string, its like u have to use some muscle to get em down, and they arent oily like those damn exilirs
  6. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    Yes, good tension, long life, good highs, punchy mids, and can be very deep and angry when need be, or soft an smooth. I luv em!
  7. Love them!!! those and La Bella Hard Rocking Steels are my favorites... :bassist:
  8. Jerry Ziarko

    Jerry Ziarko Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
  9. Yaw


    Feb 5, 2004
    I just switched from Hi-beams to Lo-riders. Love 'em. Used the Hi-beams for years, but I am a very nonchalant bass-player, and that sometimes went over the top with those supple strings. I needed more stiffness (=tightness in my case). I use the nickel-plated version by the way (they feel softer, which is good with my delicate female hands ;)
  10. MS Yaw, I've been trying to get some Nickel Low Riders but no body has them and it's the same old story, "I can order for you", but they never come in, at least at the Stupid Guitar Center by me! I guess I'll have to find some on line....
  11. Yaw


    Feb 5, 2004
    I bought these online too:


    My town doesn't even have a music store :mad: (welcome to the dutch version of the bible belt *sigh*)
  12. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    And while we are at the topic of welcomes,
  13. Yaw


    Feb 5, 2004
    Thank you! I'm not all that new really, I've been sneaking around for a while :D
  14. loma


    Sep 27, 2003
  15. Frijoles Negros

    Frijoles Negros

    Mar 21, 2004
  16. Fred312b

    Fred312b What if I want to play jazz precisely? Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    i like them as well. in fact i was so impressed by them, i got a guitar playing friend of mine hooked on their guitar strings with all my compliments and praise. and they love 2 funk :bassist:
  17. jja412

    jja412 Fine gear enthusiast

    Feb 2, 2004
    St. Louis
    Best roundwound I ever played... only kind I play for about 3 yrs now...
  18. Just got my first set of nickle plated low riders on bassguitarstringsonline.us

    Got 'em in 4 buisness days. Good price. Nice strings!