I just strung my bass with DR Lo-Riders for the first time.. and well that was a rather disappointing experience. I think the first I ever put on new strings and was like wth? I've mainly played Ernie Ball Stainless Steel before, until I realized they were too short for my ripper (see here). Jason at BSO suggested a few choices, but only Lo-Riders were available in the gauges I wanted (wanted a 110 for drop D). Only other choice are custom LaBellas. (which I am going to order asap!) Anyway I'd like to understand what's happened.. the DRs really sounded weak, soft, dull.. they even "played slow". They didn't that attack and that feel you get with new strings.. even my drummer said they had "no attack". My guess is that they might be lower tension than other strings I tried in the past? I always played the same gauges (45-65-85-105).