sunbeams on fretless?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Jimbo, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. Jimbo


    Dec 4, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    hey everyone

    i've been reading about different types of stirngs here on TB and it seems lie DR Sunbeams are just what i want. I play a MIM Jazz Fretless and i want to know if anyone has tried sunbeams on a fretless. i now they are round core so will they chew up my fingerboard or cause any damage to it? thanks for any info.

  2. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I've been using them on fretless for a while now with no problems but I don't have wear issues with roundwounds anyway. Keep your action low, your touch light and your vibrato parallel to the string and it shouldn't be an issue.
  3. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    i used sunbeams on my music man fretless and liked them a lot. i prefer the hibeams on my thumb though - on ebony wear is not much of an issue so the SS strings are ok.
  4. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I have Sunbeams on my knockaround Yamaha fretless. I like them and haven't noticed any fretboard damage.
  5. DB5


    Jul 3, 2001
    Austin Texas
    I've just put some sunbeams on my 55-02 fretless this week and love the feel. Very smooth :bassist: