the difference DR hibeam and DR lo-rider?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by ebass park, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. ebass park

    ebass park

    Jan 23, 2005
    the difference DR hibeam and DR lo-rider?
    both same stainless steel.

    What's the difference? :bassist:
  2. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    As far as I understand, the difference is in the strings' core. The Hi-Beams have a round core while the Lo-Riders' core is hexagonal. The guys at DR say that the round core results in a more flexible and brighter string, but they require an extra care: If you're going to cut a Hi-Beam string before inserting it in the tuning post, you must make a 45 degree bend before cutting since there are anchor spots in the strings that may be compromised if you don't do that.

    Here's a picture of an hex core string:


    The core doesn't follow the wraps' shape, while in the round core string there's the possibility of the wraps to unravel if you don't bend the string before cutting it.

    Anyway, I bought once a set of Hi-Beams through and must say that those are the best strings I've tried.

    Hope this helps.
  3. Lo-Riders to me felt A LOT stiffer, while high beams had a nice springy feel to them.
  4. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Depends on the bass, depends on your preference. On 34" basses, HiBeams can feel a little too mushy. :)