Dunlop Super Bright Frustration.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by MoeTown1986, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. I’ve been a super bright fan for a while now. My gigging 5 string jazzes have been wearing them a couple years. I typically change out my strings every 2-4 weeks depending on a few things. I’ve never been a fan of the .125 low B that comes in standard super bright packs. I had been ordering the 6 string set from BSO and ditching the c string. Recently, Jason got a limited stock of .130 tapered Low B’s Dunlop’s. They were fantastic. But Dunlop isn’t actually producing them. I see they offer their standard Dunlop strings in a .130 and a .130 taper. Why not the super brights? Isn’t a .130 kind of the industry standard? What gives?? I’ve tried so many other strings and none of them give me what the super brights do. I just can’t handle the .125 floppy B. Rant over.
  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Why not ask Dunlop?
  3. I did. They responded. “We aren’t keeping the .130 super bright in production. It was a limited run for an artist. We sent the extras to BSO.”
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  4. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
  5. I just don’t understand why. I can’t be the only person who hates a .120 or .125 B
  6. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I'm sure you're not. But Dunlop does pretty well for themselves. If they thought making the string you like was a sound business decision than they would do it. But evidently they don't. There are plenty of other string makers out there.
  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Wait...they are doing away with the .130 all together, or just the tapered version?
  8. All I see available is the .120 or .125 super bright low B. The only way to get a .130 is to buy a 6 string set. But, I can't seem to find a 6 string set anywhere.
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Bah. I bought a bunch of .130 singles from BSO last year (and I mean a bunch!) and I sold half of them because I figured I'd never use that many. Now I've got like 4 left, I figured I'd just buy more when the time comes. Now BSO is gone and Dunlop may not even have any either!
  10. Right! I'm bummed. I can't explain how much I LOVE super brights. I've tried so many different strings over the years. They're the only rounds I've ever loved. But, If I can't get a .130 B, I'm not buying them. Sad day.
  11. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Yeah I love them too, but I'm not going to go out of my way to buy them and pay a premium for them.
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  12. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Ask dunlop if they’ll do another custom run we can all divvy up. I use the nontapered 130 from the 6 string set and just throw the C string away. If someone is going to coordinate sign me up for 5 or 10 sets.
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  13. Right. I just want them readily available. 45-130 sets should be a manufacturing standard.
  14. barrybass33

    barrybass33 Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2008
    westchester new york.
    I'm intersted in the c string if anybody still has any...
    Instead of throwing them away...
    I'll pay for the shipping...
    Just PM me

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  15. pedroims


    Dec 19, 2007
    That sucks. I have one set left, seems like is time to go back to DR’s.
  16. Sucks real bad
  17. Isn't there anyone from Dunlop lurking and reading these posts?
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  18. Do you mean the 30/130 six string set is discontinued ?

    EDIT in stock at Amazon.
  19. No the .130 isn’t discontinued. The .130 tapered B is and they don’t offer any .130’s in a 5 string set.
  20. Toptube


    Feb 9, 2009
    I love the tone and pretty balanced feel of superbrights. But, I became frustrated with the quality control. Nearly every pack bought had 1 or more strings with micro kinks in them.
    Also, SB's can be a little too floppy sometimes.

    I tried DR Pure Blues and have not looked back. Zero quality issues. Even better balance to the feel from string to string. More positive feel, while still being flexible. The .130 is available in a standard pack and is the best B I have ever used.
    Tone is big and edgy when new. Reminds me of the discontinued Helix strings from Dean Markley. Big lows.
    Tone stays good as they age.
    SB's do that, too. The point is, Pure Blues also sound notably great, while showing many benefits for me, over superbrights.