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Dr string experts question. Dr fatbeams and sunbeams tension?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by darkstorm, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Are the fatbeams same or higher tension then sunbeams? Ty.
  2. Awesome Sauce

    Awesome Sauce Already tired tomorrow

    Dec 21, 2011
    NW Chicago 'burbs
    I'm interested in the tension of Sunbeams as well. Looking at putting them on my fretless when I get it.
  3. Jaco who?

    Jaco who?

    May 20, 2008
    The signature gauge fatbeams on my fretted LTD seem slightly lower in tension to me than 45-100 sunbeams do on my fretless MIM jazz. I haven't tried both on the same bass to compare, though, so your results may vary.
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    They are similar strings in contruction, both have round core so tension is close. But stainless is generally a little higher in tension, all things being equal. Not a lot higher though.
  5. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Ah, ok, Ty. So about the same or slightly higher tension for the fatbeams maybe,

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