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Looking for a flexible and low action string for drop tune with brightness.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Ian the bassist, Jul 17, 2012.


  1. As it says in the title. Hahaha. I'm after trying DR sunbeams recently. And while I did like the sound of them at first, I wasn't too keen on them after a while(though they were much better than D'addarios for feel alone). The feel of DR sunbeams would be what I am after. Sooooooooo easy to play, flexible and smooth feel.

    What would you guys recommend? It has to hold drop tunings well. (as I play in D standard), while still retaining high and low end(with a mid punch so to speak, bright). It has to be good for bends(round wound over hex), and preferably have a long life. Any of the coated string have this quality?
     
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Nickel LoRiders might be right up your alley. They are brighter than Sunbeams, and are higher tension so they can be tuned down better. They have that same smooth feel.
     
  3. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    +1, or maybe DR DDT's. they're made for drop tunings.
     
  4. gre107

    gre107

    Dec 25, 2005
    PA
    Sadowsky Blue Labels are great! Highly recommend them!
     

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