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DR Stainless steel that sound like D'Addario Nickel Wound

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Robb Fesig, Mar 13, 2016.

  1. Robb Fesig

    Robb Fesig

    Mar 14, 2015
    Hi guys.

    I was using D'Addario Nickel Wound strings for a while, but recently switched to DR High Beams on a recommendation from my local music store because my sweat kills strings pretty fast. The High Beams sound great, but they are mid scooped and after last night's show I realized that I really have to crank up to hear myself now. I ended up jacking my low and high mids up quite a bit too to compensate.

    Can anyone tell me what kind of DR strings sound like D'Addario Nickel Wound?
    Also, is anyone using the D'Addario coated strings? If so, what do you think of them and is their lifetime better than non-coated?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Hi Beams are mid-scooped partly because of the round core.

    What you want is the SS Lo-Riders, which are hex-core like the D'A Nickels and stronger in mids than the HBs.

    Buy DR Lo-Rider Stainless Steel Electric Bass Strings from Bass Strings Online.
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  3. Robb Fesig

    Robb Fesig

    Mar 14, 2015
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