Originally Posted by mark286
I really like Sunbeams on my jazz bass too. But I've found that once the Hi Beams break in and lose that top end zing, they stay tonally consistent for a very long time. Months and months in fact.
So Hi Beams end up lasting a lot longer with usable tone than Sunbeams which become too dead a little too fast in my experience.
Cool! I'm gonna give 'em a go.
I had the same thing happen with the Sunbeams in that they died real quick on me. I mean, I was very surprised how fast they went.
I like my bass to sound like a bass (if that makes sense) with some high end clarity, but not over the top. Sounds like once they break in that they should have a nice sound to them. Besides, I usually roll the bridge pickup off a little bit to give it a bit more grunt. We'll see how it goes.