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So I bought some DR Sunbeams the other day...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by AJClone, May 13, 2005.

  1. AJClone


    Mar 11, 2002
    I've been playing Slowwounds for several years but since they have decided to discontinue those, I thought I'd try another nickel string to replace them. First thing I noticed was that these seem less bright right out of the box with less low treble to mid treble. Not a bad thing, just a different sort of sound. They do seem smoother sounding also. I'm not sure of exact tension but on my 34" Smith, they are a bit softer than the SWs. So far I like them. I'll have to see how the wear though.
  2. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    XLs = slowwounds.

  3. Asaf


    Jun 9, 2003
    the slowounds are hex-core strings while the sunbeams are round-core strings, it's a total different sound although they are both nickel plated.

    check out the latest strings article on Bassplayer magazine...one guy from DR talks about the difference.