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dunlop super brights and nickel low riders tension ?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by damos, Oct 19, 2017.


  1. damos

    damos

    Feb 6, 2006
    Hello


    If I choose a set of nickel low rider in 100-40, how can we compare to a set of dunlop super brights in 105-45 ?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2017
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Lo Riders will be a good bit stiffer.
     
  3. damos

    damos

    Feb 6, 2006
    Thanks
    I talk about the nickel low riders.

    yes but if I choose an a more lighter gauge like 100-40 and not the 105-45.
     
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Yep, Lo Riders still use a larger core than SuperBrights, so they are stiffer/less flexible.
     
  5. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    Tennessee
    If you want a more flexible DR string, you want Sunbeams--they are round core instead of the Low Riders' hex core.
     
  6. I once tried the DR Sunbeams 45-105 and the Nickel Lo-Riders 40-100 back-to-back and found the LRs to be a little firmer despite the smaller gauges.

    I have no experience with the Dunlop Super Brights, but they're often compared to the Sunbeams in terms of flexibility so I would say the LRs 40-100 are still stiffer than the SBs 45-105.
     
  7. mouthmw

    mouthmw

    Jul 19, 2009
    Croatia
    Sunbeams if you want similar tension. I'm still waiting for my set to arrive so I can compare them to Super Brights that I currently use. I ordered 45-105.
     
  8. brianmharrison

    brianmharrison

    Oct 11, 2007
    Atlanta
    I have Sunbeams 105s on a p bass and Super Bright Nickel 105s on a Jazz.

    Sunbeams are a tad bit looser tension than the Super Brights. Not much though.

    Sunbeams are a little warmer in the mids but the Super Brights have a lot more clarity in the top and bottom end.
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2017
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  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas

    :wacky:
     
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  10. brianmharrison

    brianmharrison

    Oct 11, 2007
    Atlanta
    Ha typo. Good catch.

    Sunbeams are a tad looser tension than super brights.
     
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  11. mouthmw

    mouthmw

    Jul 19, 2009
    Croatia
    Really? I heard it was the other way around. That Dunlops are more flexible, slightly less tension.
     
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  12. brianmharrison

    brianmharrison

    Oct 11, 2007
    Atlanta
    The Sunbeams feel looser/more flexible to me. I can tell the difference on the E string the most. I set the action roughly the same on both basses
     
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  13. damos

    damos

    Feb 6, 2006
    Hi
    So tension with the nickel low riders is about the same as the Roto66 ?

    Thanks
     
  14. damos

    damos

    Feb 6, 2006
    Nickel low riders ares rings with very high tension like Roto 66 ?
     
  15. mouthmw

    mouthmw

    Jul 19, 2009
    Croatia
    Haven't played roto 66 but dr nickel lo riders are high tension yes. I've used 45-105 and they were the highest tension rounds I've used.
     
  16. mouthmw

    mouthmw

    Jul 19, 2009
    Croatia
    I just put a set of 45-105 Sunbeams on my jazz in place of Dunlop Super Bright Nickels 45-105 and DR are slightly less flexible, slightly more tight. The gauge is slightly larger too, being closer to advertised 45-105 as Dunlops are closer to 40-100. Anyways, it's not a huge difference and it's still a bit too low tension for me so I'm going back to tighter strings. Great strings both though.
     
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