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Lakland 55-01 Mod with DR Sunbeams

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by woodsideh, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. woodsideh


    Feb 19, 2009
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    Ok I will say that I love Lakland! Anyway, I have used DR Sunbeams on 2 - 55-01's for a couple of years now and really like the tone. My issues now are 1) I am playing much warmer than before (modern country gig) and 2) I really don't have the time to wait for the Sunbeams to break in. They seem to me to be way too bright out of the package. I need to change the strings on both basses and would like suggestions of what string I should be looking at. I'm sure you guys will know.
  2. PluckyThump

    PluckyThump Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
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    My advice is to stick with the Sunbeams and use the preamp on your bass to cut treble until the strings are broken in. If you like broken-in Sunbeams there is nothing else that will substitute IME, especially for 5-string.
  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
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    This. Flats would be the next step from Sunbeams.

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