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DR Strings Sunbeams NLR-40 Light 4-String Bass Strings   

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Sunbeams are roundwound nickel-plated bass strings with round-core constructon. These bass strings are perfect for traditional as well as fretless pl...Read More

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Nickel plated bass strings wound on round cores that are perfect for traditional as well as fretless players.

Sunbeams are roundwound nickel-plated bass strings with round-core constructon. These bass strings are perfect for traditional as well as fretless players wanting more brightness and warmth. Sunbeams feature the easily recognizable feel and flexibility of DR round-core construction with nickel warmth, softness of feel, and increased response to magnetic pickups due to the sensitive magnetic content (compared to stainless steel) of the nickel-plated wrap wire.

Sunbeams are another step forward on continuing a path for players who continually seek to upgrade their skills and tools to achieve great musical satisfaction. Sunbeams are the next generation of nickel-plated bass strings as they are wound upon round cores. Sunbeams are a step forward for the traditional player, as the advanced exponent of fretless bass, both of whom want brightness and warmth. Sunbeams feature the easily recognizable feel and flexibility of DR round core Construction, with nickel warmth, softness of feel, and increased response to magnetic pickups due to the sensitive magnetic content (compared to stainless steel) of the nickel-plated wrap wire.

Tony Franklin says "Sunbeams amaze me. I love them on my fretless."

Gauges 40-60-80-100.

FEATURES
  • Gauges 40-60-80-100
  • Roundwound nickel-plated bass strings
  • Round-core construction
  • Soft feel

Add brightness and warmth to your tone with Sunbeams. Order today.

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DR StringsSunbeams NLR-40 Light 4-String Bass Strings
 
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4.0

Crisp sound; Smooth Feel

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from New England

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Comments about DR Strings Sunbeams NLR-40 Light 4-String Bass Strings:

I recently upgraded to a new bass, and I wanted to find sound with it. The DR Sunbeams were the third brand of string I tried, and I've played some other brands on my old bass. As I compare these strings to other brands, I like the DR Sunbeams for their crisp sound (when new) and smooth feel. With my EQ set flat, the Sunbeams' sound has a lot more high-frequency content than I expected. This produces a really crisp attack, and these strings add a lot of definition to sixteenth-note runs. In fact, these strings sound playing fingerstyle than some stainless strings (e.g. Warwick Black Label) with less fret noise. The sustain of the Sunbeams is moderately good. The mid- and low-frequencies stay audible for an amazingly long time, making these strings great for adding foundation to ballads. These nickel-plated strings have a great, silky feel. They are easy on my hands and appear to be fret-friendly (the frets seem to wear the strings rather than the other way around). The downside is that the tone changes fairly quickly (6-8 weeks of casual play in my case), so keep spares on hand.

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4.0

Crisp sound; Smooth Feel

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from New England

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Comments about DR Strings Sunbeams NLR-40 Light 4-String Bass Strings:

I recently upgraded to a new bass, and I wanted to find sound with it. The DR Sunbeams were the third brand of string I tried, and I've played some other brands on my old bass. As I compare these strings to other brands, I like the DR Sunbeams for their crisp sound (when new) and smooth feel. With my EQ set flat, the Sunbeams' sound has a lot more high-frequency content than I expected. This produces a really crisp attack, and these strings add a lot of definition to sixteenth-note runs. In fact, these strings sound playing fingerstyle than some stainless strings (e.g. Warwick Black Label) with less fret noise. The sustain of the Sunbeams is moderately good. The mid- and low-frequencies stay audible for an amazingly long time, making these strings great for adding foundation to ballads. These nickel-plated strings have a great, silky feel. They are easy on my hands and appear to be fret-friendly (the frets seem to wear the strings rather than the other way around). The downside is that the tone changes fairly quickly (6-8 weeks of casual play in my case), so keep spares on hand.

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