Lakland 55-02 and nickel strings: Will DR Low Riders Work? Other options?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by zippydog, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. zippydog

    zippydog Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2006
    Chicago
    Guys,

    I've done some searches on this subject here and still have a few questions...hoping you can help!

    I just bought a Lakland 55-02 Deluxe and while waiting for delivery I am now thinking about strings...

    I have two Musicman Bongos and on those basses, I have come to really like DR Nickel Low Riders. Great tone and a feel.

    My Questions:

    1. Are DR Low Rider Nickels long enough to work with the 55-02's 35" scale neck and string-thru-body+bridge setup (vs. just through bridge)?

    2. If the answer to "1." above is "no", what would be some recommended nickel strings that would work when strung through the 55-02 body+bridge that would feel/sound similar to DR Low Rider Nickels?

    Note: I care less about cost than I do about feel and tone.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
     
  2. zippydog

    zippydog Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2006
    Chicago
    Should I just buy the Lakland nickel strings??
     
  3. CElton

    CElton I'm a new note finder...

    The Lo-Riders are long enough to string thru the body on your 55-02.
     
  4. zippydog

    zippydog Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2006
    Chicago
    Great news- thanks!!
     
  5. perkidan

    perkidan

    Sep 13, 2000
    Augusta, ky
    That's what I use on mine and I love em.