LoRiders? Tension?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by FireAarro, Feb 1, 2005.

  1. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    Ok, questions.
    1. How does the tension of LoRiders compare to the tension of other normal roundwounds, specifically D'Addario XLs?
    2. Are the HiBeams significantly more flexible than the LoRiders?
    3. What gauge B string would you recommened that I use?
  2. Ad 1. A little stiffer than XL's.
    Ad 2. Yes. Not just less tension, they also behave differently because of the roundcore (easier to bend, vibrating more freely creating more fundamentals (but subdued though) and more buzz (adjustment needed imho))
    Ad 3. Depends on the set. Lo-Riders 125 is good I think. The Hi-Beam B (also 125) is better imho (for reasons listed in 2)

    This is my observations on the three strings you mentioned.