#1
So, I have some DR Hi Beams on my bass, and I jammed with a friend(guitarist), and he asked what kind of strings I had on my bass. I said DR hi beams, then he said I should get lo riders. So what's the difference between the two? The only information I've found online is than the lo riders have a hexogonal core. So anyone that has experience with these strings, tell me the differences please.
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Is there such a thing as a heavy riff with out chugging on the e string?
#2
To my ear the low riders always sounded beefier, better for slapping and such. What kinda music where you playing?
#3
Just a bunch of various things I knew, improving, mostly metal, but also blues n such. Beefier eh? I think I might get some for my next set.
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Is there such a thing as a heavy riff with out chugging on the e string?
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#4
personally i've never tried the lo-riders, but i hated how the Hibeams sounded and felt.

then i tried the Fat Beams, and haven't bought a different pair since. They aren't too bright, sound great, and they just feel so easy and good to play.

Personally i would say try the fat beams, as well if you have the money, or the next time you change, so you can compare them all.
#5
They're both pretty bright sounding, the Lo-Riders more so. The Beams feel pretty conventional, but the Lo-Riders feel a bit odd at first - kinda fat, flabby and slack. It's an acquired taste, but they rule on my P+. I'd recommend the Lo-Riders. I always do.