Hello. I'm the cheap skate who bought a small SX Jazz Bass "knock off ", & wanted to cut down a 34" scale set of Fatbeams rather than by new 30" Hibeams. Just occurred to me. I do want my fretless to sing, long sustain, like on a Marcus Miller ballad. I do remember that I bought Sunbeams, tried them out on my 6 string bass, passed on them gave them to a friend. The nickel plated Sunbeams had noticeably less tension than comparably gauge stainless steel Hi & Fat beams. The stainless steel DRs had more punch than the Sunbeams, but decayed faster. The Sunbeams did sustain longer, had that unmistakable round core DR sound I like. This might be what I need to get that miniature bass to sing (along with brass saddles). Question. Won't those nickel plated round wounds be a lot easier on my beautiful, thickly applied, highly polished, polyurethane coated fretless neck board? It looks beautiful & I don't want to tear it up. (Though my luthier advised me to sand off the polyurethane & add tung oil to the maple neck board, saying "tung oil should be hard enough, no epoxy needed". Anyone concur with my assessment of Sunbeams. Good choice?