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DR sunbeams

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by BeanzCorp, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Will DR Sunbeams be good strings for slap? i've heard that their tension isn't the 'best' for slap, are there any people on TB that love their Sunbeams for slap?
  2. JOE EDO

    JOE EDO Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2007
    Central New York
    DR Lowriders in SS may be a better choice for slap as the Sunbeams may be a but too "loose" for slap style. If you must have nickle the Lowriders also come in a nickle wrap as well. Just my opinion based on my experiences YMMV.
  3. Catbuster

    Catbuster Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    Louisville, KY.
    Marcus Miller likes them for slap... Even though his are slightly different.
  4. Bassist30

    Bassist30 Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2004
    I think they are a good slap string as well as traditional playing. Very bright for a nickel string. Not saying nickels aren't generally bright either. There are some good slappers who use them. One of which is Doug Johns. I have a set on now and i like them. I like the low B .
  5. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    There are a lot of "slappers" who prefer nickel plated steel, simply because they are usually "faster" feeling strings.

    The question would be more about the gauge... If you are going to be slapping, I would go with a lighter gauge string personally... 40-100 set, something like that...
  6. NiteFury

    NiteFury Supporting Member

    May 12, 2010
    Akron, Oh
    Best Strings ever! And whoever told you they were bad for slap is yanking your dalleywag.
  7. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    I'm only beginning to learn slap so my skill level is pretty low, but I have Sunbeams on my FNA Jazzman and the slap tone is fantastic. I have an easier time slapping some of my other basses but I don't know if that's due to them having wider string spacing that that Warwick, to them having higher tension strings on them (most of my basses Lo Riders on them, my favorite strings), a combination of those factors, or other factors.

    But I can tell you it sounds *mighty* good.
  8. 4-string


    Jul 23, 2006
    No such thing as too loose for slap - my favourite bass for slap has 030-090 Hi-Beams on it, it's only a matter of personal preference and what you are used to.

    For the slap tone I prefer, light strings is the only way to go. :)
  9. Metal Mitch

    Metal Mitch

    Jul 14, 2003
    Great strings. I don't slap, but they're perfect for fingerstyle funk and funk/blues. Seems like they're just made for Jazz basses.

    Which is why I only ever bought one pack. :bag: :D

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