DR Sunbeams dont exist

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by theronbass, Mar 18, 2014.


  1. theronbass

    theronbass

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    After going to two guitar centers and not finding any sunbeams I went to a Sam Ash. Once I finally got some help I asked for DR Sunbeams and I was told they dont exist. When questioned the employee told me it was only his 3rd day and he didnt really know what he was talking about.
  2. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

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    Sounds like a typical Sam Ash employee to me.
  3. gard0300

    gard0300 Supporting Member

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    Amazon always has a great price on them. :)
  4. MTFD24

    MTFD24 Supporting Member

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    Try bassstringsonline.com, Jason the owner is here on the forums (forgot his screen name) but he is very helpful, great prices too!
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  6. DerTeufel

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  7. TinIndian

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  8. xroads

    xroads

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    yeah, get them online. I was in a guitar center in SF a few weeks ago, also no luck getting DR sunbeams.
  9. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

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    Your thread title scared the crap out of me. Not cool.
  10. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    Bass Strings Online. Nuff said.
  11. Hamlet7768

    Hamlet7768 Here to chew gum and rock. Still have gum. Supporting Member

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    Uhh...I have them on my bass. Pretty sure they exist. :cool:

    Sounds like a foolish employee.
  12. LightGroove

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    Um...whats your point? To bash a new employee or???
  13. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    I buy strings from either Bass Specialties or Bassstringsonline. Both are awesome.

    I got really tired of going to GC for what I think are very common strings (DR sunbeam, and neons) and not finding any. And Bass NW quit carrying R Cocco's which is another I like using.
  14. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    I was actually at DR in New Jersey last week and they most certainly exist! They also actually wind the strings by hand! Write up and pictures soon to come :)

    (Yes they are still making Sunbeams, just no .050 .070 .090 .110 set yet!!!!)
  15. Clutchcargo

    Clutchcargo Supporting Member

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    Bongo said it all and didn't stutter..... Jason "is" the string man, period....
  16. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    Looking forward to this! I bet the DR 'factory' is not as high tech as people think.
  17. theronbass

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    Thanks for the tips guys, I normally order online, gee I wonder why? I just needed some strings the day of. Thought it was crazy that his answer was to tell me they dont exist.
  18. gearhead1972

    gearhead1972

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    My local GC always has 2 rows of them.
  19. phangtonpower

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    I'm sure if you asked about flats at any of those place you would get a *** are you talking about face from the employees.

    Bass strings online is the best place. I even order from Jason all the way to Japan.
  20. Maz

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    I vote we turn this into a guitar center bashing thread. I would take the high road and suggest another "Bassstringsonline is awesome" thread, but I think everyone knows that already.
  21. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties Supporting Member

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    I see. Thanks for sharing...

    MM

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