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DR Strings - Miller signature VS Lo-Riders #2587778 04/09/14 05:38 AM
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Alberto Rigoni Offline OP
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Hello guys!
I just uploaded this video test where I compare DR Strings Marcus Miller signature with Lo-Riders. I really like the growly mids of Lo-Riders. What do you think?
In this video I used my new Alusonic Hybrid signature. Pics and video review coming song!
Bass regards,

Alberto

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Re: DR Strings - Miller signature VS Lo-Riders [Re: Alberto Rigoni] #2587780 04/09/14 06:36 AM
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Alusonic makes amazingly sounding instruments. So much for the choice of woods


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Re: DR Strings - Miller signature VS Lo-Riders [Re: Michele C.] #2587785 04/09/14 07:42 AM
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I do agree Michele. This is a new serie that features features an alder body which gives a punchy, full mid-tone, and an Aircraft Grade Aluminium Top that increases the attack of the notes and gives them an incredible clarity

Re: DR Strings - Miller signature VS Lo-Riders [Re: Alberto Rigoni] #2587859 04/09/14 01:09 PM
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I can't really hear any difference between the strings and I have pretty good speakers attached to my computer.

Your playing sounds very nice, Alberto.

Re: DR Strings - Miller signature VS Lo-Riders [Re: Alberto Rigoni] #2587863 04/09/14 01:18 PM
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Nice sounding B and a cool looking bass. How heavy is that bass? I currently have some DR longneck tapered 5 sting sets on my guild and Warwick. They sound and feel good but the set on my Warwick gave me some trouble with setting the intonation. Odd.


Lydian mode? The only mode I know has the words "pie ala" in front of it.
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Re: DR Strings - Miller signature VS Lo-Riders [Re: b5pilot] #2587945 04/09/14 05:23 PM
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I had a chance to put my hands on a solid aluminium bass with a maple neck. The sound was amazing and that sample sounded as organic as you wish. It had an active pre which could go other ways, but it covered the JB ground irreprehensibly.
The weight was not different from a regular bass, the aluminium body has cavities.
They make excellent guitars too. I tried a model with P90 which has a very peculiar construction: it is made by a layer of wood, a single piece, body and neck. Over this is a layer of aluminium, again a single piece, neck and body.
Above all this the keyboard. It sounded very responsive and the P90s spanned from Telecaster to hollow body jazz territory.
For those interested, this is the guitar I mean http://www.alusonic.com/riviera.html.

Regarding the strings, it is quite difficult to tell the difference between the two models, they sound pretty much the same. If I had to express a preference, it would be for the low riders.


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Re: DR Strings - Miller signature VS Lo-Riders [Re: Michele C.] #2587987 04/09/14 08:40 PM
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I thought the MMs sounded a bit fatter than the LRs. The LRs sounded more honkey and nasally. I plugged some earbuds into my laptop to arrive at that and had to really listen hard. Whatever you like, but all those nuances are gone when you have other frequencies covering them up, er' I mean accompanying them. Nice playing but sounds like a bass to me either way. I can't get that excited about any particular roundwound string. Sure, they are nice and bright right out of the gate, but it doesn't take long for them to settle in and lose the zing.

Re: DR Strings - Miller signature VS Lo-Riders [Re: Imogene] #2588054 04/10/14 08:36 AM
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There's a definite difference. In my phones anyway. And I lean towards the MMs, just a little nicer bottom with a tad less honk. Good news as that is also what I generally buy.

That said I don't think anyone, on stage or off, could tell the difference in a live band situation. Maybe, maybe, recording if the engineer was taking really, really good care of you.

And, agreed, after not much time most of that difference would be gone.

Re: DR Strings - Miller signature VS Lo-Riders [Re: DJR_Bos] #2588077 04/10/14 11:26 AM
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I never tried Low Riders, but in my testing (as a resident hack bassist) my favorite DR strings were high beams and they were close to the MM's in sound at a much lower price tag.

Re: DR Strings - Miller signature VS Lo-Riders [Re: rizzo9247] #2588962 04/14/14 07:43 AM
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Thanks guys for your nice comment! I think that both strings set are great. Lo-Rider have more growly mids in my opinion. They are more in my tone smile
The bass weight is around 4,3 kg
I will post a review soon!

Alberto

Re: DR Strings - Miller signature VS Lo-Riders [Re: Alberto Rigoni] #2589350 04/15/14 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted By: Alberto Rigoni
The bass weight is around 4,3 kg


I will put on the scales my all mahogany Liucas bass. I do not feel it might be lighter than that. Some days I go out with my Yamaha BB614 fretless just to carry less weight.


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Re: DR Strings - Miller signature VS Lo-Riders [Re: Michele C.] #2589472 04/15/14 11:11 PM
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back when i had a jazz bass i was a big fan of sunbeams. i didn't want a super bright tone, so the nickel plating helped a lot, and i loved how the round core construction made the strings really soft and flexible.


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