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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Sean775, Dec 22, 2018.
Also, what would be the best choice if I want a string with a little more emphasis on the high mids?
IME Nickel Lo Riders disappointed In a few areas-price and dead B strings.
Sunbeams are a tad scooped.
Blues are a good compromise all around
Pure Blues are an alloy 52 variation based on a round core.
Sunbeams are nickle with a round core, Nickle low Riders are Hex core, a tad stiffer than Sunbeams or Pure Blues.
Sorry, of the three, I've only used Sunbeams. I never really thought of them as emphasizing high mids.
If you want some really serious snarl in the high mids, check out ghs roundcore bass boomers. As far as DR brand strings go, Fat Beams are the ticket to good high mid content. That's one of the things Marcus Miller is all about.
Sunbeams are pretty much nickel Hi Beams if that helps, so they are still going to have some if that modern stopped thing going on.
Lo Riders are on a hexcore so stiffer with a different attack. I'm not sure how much if the mid-range grind they inherit from SS lo riders though
Pure Blues are round core like Sunbeams but they use a different metal which makes them more agressive. A good all around string with some focus on mids.
DR has one of the better sound sample pages so you can compare, scroll down:
Sounds like Nickel Lo-Riders are what you are after.
Like you, I prefer the mids. My fave is the Sunbeams. More balanced than the NLR's, but no boomy bottom so the mids can shine. And I prefer the soft feel of the round on round construction.