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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
    Charlotte, NC
    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
    The Hammer
    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 Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    This. Flats would be the next step from Sunbeams.