1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

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.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.