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DR Strings Bass Sunbeams Nickel Plated on Round Cores Lite, .030 -.130, NMR6-30-130

DR Strings Bass Sunbeams Nickel Plated on Round Cores Lite, .030 -.130, NMR6-30-130
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By Craig S.
DR Bass Sunbeams
June 23, 2011
This is my first time using the DR sunbeams, but i am a big fan of DR strings, i specifically bought these sunbeams form my 6 string fretless bass, my most favorite feature of all DR strings is their low tension on the neck, but after hearing how awesome they sound I realized that comfort didn't compromise sound, the sun beams sound so amazing on my fretless, Rose wood neck that I wouldn't want to play any other strings on it. Definitely a great product.
By mike w.
May 3, 2011
I would like to know if I could buy the gauges I use for my 6 string I like the sunbeams for walking and jazz bass.
By mike w.
String Review
May 3, 2011
I like these strings for Jazz and walking bass. The Problem I have is in the gauges. I like gauges that are not sold in DR packaging so I have to find a solution. I would buy singles. I know I am minority but I am serious about the bass, I need some help in that area.
By Rodger B.
Sunbeam NMR6-30-130 review
October 2, 2010
As a comparison- D'addario EXL's were my all-around go-to string for a long time, but the feel, lower tension and character of the Sunbeams work better for me. The EXL set can deliver more low end when you slap or yank them, but the Sunbeams seem to allow for more color and nuance.

The initial settling in and stretching took a little longer than the D'Addario EXL set, but after 3 months, this set is every bit as stable with regard to pitch stability.

My initial impression of the string was that it was a little more present in the highs than I wanted, but the 3k+ Hz range gradually mellowed out after about 10 days and it has remained consistent since then.

If you play with a heavy attack and want a more forceful low end, this particular set might not work for you. The round core and lower tension of the 'beams don't yield as much percussive "whump" when slapped. But if you play with a lot of dynamics and nuance and you like a warm & colorful midrange, I recommend these very highly.
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