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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by loma, Nov 23, 2003.
what does everyone think of DR low riders on a 5 stringer.?
I used the DR tights and low riders for a # of years, I had an endorsement. I swore by them for many years and I loved the tone.
Over the past couple of years I began using the Thomastik brand.
Now, I suggest to others to try their Power Bass Series. I think they have the fullest tone spectrum out there.
Well I don't have an endorsement, but the Army Band I am in has three bass players and Dr. Lo Riders are the only thing we all agree on. We can buy any strings we want, and we all pick Dr Lo Riders. The string to string balance, tone and consistancy make for a fantastic product. When it comes to recording or road use, nothing has stood up better for us. We have added some of the Marcus Miller Fat Beams too. They add a little zip but still have the solid lows and great mids of the Lo Riders. We use Music Man SR5's, Modulus Q 5's, Roscoe 5's and Ken Smith 5 string basses and the strings work perfectly on all the basses we have. If they made upright strings, we would buy them too. We have gotten a few sets with dead strings but we called Dr and they sent us replacement sets, no questions asked. I am the supply SGT for the band and we spend about $1000.00 a year or more on bass strings and Dr's and the occasional set of flats are all we buy.
Big question for you though is what kind of music are you looking to play. It makes a big difference to what kind of string you use, IMHO. We play all styles in the Army Band, from Salsa to Country and Jazz to Rock, the Dr's are great for everything we do save the times when we use flats for the Motown ect.
Do any DR's come with a tapered B string?
I have seen tappered DR's. They were called LONG SCALE.
That's what I use on my 5, I use DR's on all my basses.
DR Lo riders for me thank you.
DR Long necks have tapered B, E, and A strings.