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DR Strings Acoustic Guitar - Sunbeam Medium-Lite, .011-.050, RCA-11

DR Strings Acoustic Guitar - Sunbeam Medium-Lite, .011-.050, RCA-11
Manufacturer:
DR Strings
Manufacturer Part #:
RCA-11
SKU:
DRS_RCA-11
Price:
$6.30

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DR Strings Acoustic Guitar - Sunbeam Medium-Lite, .011-.050, RCA-115AndyOctober 20, 2011I LOVE those Sunbeams. I've been playing for 43 years and I've tried DOZENS of different strings. I regularly use DR Rare on my Breedlove, but these were my first Sunbeams. WOW! Those are really great strings. Seriously...very even tone across the strings, bright and clear w/o being "jangly", GREAT sustain, good feel. They get and stay in tune easily. Will be curious to see how long they sound fresh. I'll be buying MORE of those.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Plain Steel  

.011

 

2nd B

Plain Steel  

.015

 

3rd G

Phosphor Bronze

.022

 

4th D

Phosphor Bronze

.030

 

5th A

Phosphor Bronze

.040

 

6th E

Phosphor Bronze

.050

 



 

SUNBEAM

" ' SUNBEAM' phosphor bronze strings are handwound upon round cores which give a terrific result… wonderful sustain…remarkable sustain. The tone does not seem to decay as do other phosphor bronze strings, which we think of as decaying in a curve. The 'SUNBEAM' phosphors seem to sustain in a straight line, until the sound 'falls off.' The 'SUNBEAM' phosphors are also musically bright, and rich sounding. Additionally, they are very flexible… more so than any other string we have played.

DR Strings

"From the first handmade strings DR made for Marcus Miller and Jeff Healey (both of whom have played DR's for over six years), to our latest development, the remarkable ZEBRA electric-acoustic strings, DR HandMade Strings approaches sound and string design differently from other makers… we are all players. The secret to the way we make DR strings is the word "slow." No other company we know makes strings one at a time, so very slowly and carefully. Quality of sound is paramount… along with the highest possible specifications for materials. Longevity and durability are our next concerns. We are NOT a high speed, mass production company. We have an elaborate quality control system.

For a relatively new company, we have been embraced by a surprising number of "Legends and Masters" of guitar and bass. A partial list of DR endorsees includes Sting, Marcus Miller, Jeff Healey, Adam Clayton of U2, Warren Haynes of GOV'T MULE and THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, Jonas Hellborg, Bo Diddley, "Skunk" Baxter, Victor Bailey, Steve Kaufman, Percy Jones, Darryl Jones of THE ROLLING STONES, Rick Derringer, Mick Karnes, Andreas Kisser, Max Cavalera, & Paulo Jr. of SEPULTURA, Birelli Legren, Trey Anastasio and Mick Gordon of PHISH, SMASHING PUMPKINS, Gary Tallent, Tony Franklin, Ty Tabor & Doug Pinnock of KING'S X, Dimebag Darrell of PANTERA, Scott Ian, Paul Crook, & Frank Bello of ANTHRAX, Stefan Lessard with THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, Peter Rowan, Shawn Lane, Paul Pesco Matt Freeman with RANCID, Per Gessle of ROXETTE, Sharlee D'Angelo of MERCYFUL FATE, and VERUCA SALT.

DR Strings are made with more metal than one realizes at first. By way of example, before a .042 gauge DR string is carefully wound, core wire and wrap wire that total .043 are prepared. After a process we call "Compression-Winding", a DR string that gauges a .042 is produced.

The ratios and principles of "TITE-FIT" / "Compression-Winding" are used for the specifications and manufacture of all DR strings. At DR we craft our strings at tension. The following is one example of how the DR wrap/ratio formula works… in this case for .042's. Core wire is .016, wrap wire is .0135 x 2 (top and bottom covers). Total material gauges .043 before winding and .042 after winding."

 

 

 

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