Gear Review: DR Strings Sunbeam Nickel Plated Round Core

With all the hype surrounding DR Strings I thought It was about time that I gave them a try. As that I normally prefer nickel strings I figured I’d play it safe and try out a set of the Sunbeam Nickel Plated Round Core’s.  I picked up a set of the 105 gauge and put them on my P-Bass.  So you know, I’m not a big fan of new strings as they typically have a bit more zing than I like.  I found that the Sunbeams are no exception to this, and seem a bit too bright for my liking when brand new, hopefully they will settle with age. They do feel great under the fingers, perhaps due to them having a round core, plus they don’t seem to chew up the fingers like a lot of new strings do. The tension is nice, not stiff at all. read more