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DR Strings Acoustic Guitar - Sunbeam Extra Light, .010-.048, RCA-10

DR Strings Acoustic Guitar - Sunbeam Extra Light, .010-.048, RCA-10
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By Kevin P.
DR Sunbeams 10-48
February 25, 2012
I've just recently tried these strings. The advertising blurb says that they are, 1. Low tension and Flexible, 2. Have Long Sustain, 3. Are Bright and Vibrant in their Sound. This is exactly how I found them to be. They have the feel of the Martin FX Silk and Phos/Bronze, but with considerably more projection. For fingerstyle playing the Martins are very good. I think the DR Sunbeams are just that bit better. A very pleasing string to work with. I've tried them on a few of my acoustics and am quite happy.
By James R.
DR Sunbeam Acoustic Strings
August 21, 2011
I tried these for the first time on my Red Label Yamaha FG 110 after using Martin and Cleartone strings. The guitar sounded great before played fingerstyle, but always sounded dead when flatpicked. These opened it up in a major way. Fingerstyle sounds even sweeter, with a nice round bass response, full mids, and singing highs. Flatpicking, I can now play with my dreadnought wielding buddies and be heard (the FG 110 is an OM sized guitar). These supposedly have lower tension than most strings, but I tune down a step from standard tuning anyway and didn't really notice. As you can tell, I like and recommend these strings.
By Pat F.
DR Sunbeam Lite Acoustic Guitar Strings
January 25, 2011
I am totally satisfied with these strings. They are everything stated in the description. I love the action, additional sustain, and pitch holding. They are ideal for acoustic-electric guitars where there are a variety of performance venues.
The service I received from Just Strings was superb, as always.
By Jack H.
DR Strings..
December 9, 2010
I have 4 Guitars, I find DR Strings the best.
I find the Sunbeam .010 to .048 strings sound the best you can get.
Jack Hendrick.
By kirk l.
sunbeam review
October 5, 2010
If you appreciate the virtues of round core strings you will like these strings. they sustain very well, are bright the way you want a phosphor bronze string to be and just sound natural and good. if you have never thought about the difference between hex core and round core strings you should try one of each of the same gauge from the same manufacturer to see and hear and feel their differences. then you will know that round cores are better!






1st E

Plain Steel  



2nd B

Plain Steel  



3rd G

Phosphor Bronze



4th D

Phosphor Bronze



5th A

Phosphor Bronze



6th E

Phosphor Bronze





" ' 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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