DR Strings Electric Bass Sunbeam Nickel Plated Light 4-String Long Scale, .040-.100, NLR-40

SKU:
DRS_NLR-40
UPC:
0600781000260
Instrument:
Electric Bass Guitar
Material 1:
Nickel Plated Stainless Steel
String Total:
4-String
Tension:
Light Tension
Scale Length:
Long Scale
End Type:
Ball End
Gauge 1:
.040
$24.99

DR Strings Electric Bass Sunbeam Nickel Plated Light 4-String Long Scale, .040-.100, NLR-40

String/Note

Gauge (in)

Material

1st G

.040

Nickel Plated on Round Core

2nd D

.060

Nickel Plated on Round Core

3rd A

.080

Nickel Plated on Round Core

4th E

.100

Nickel Plated on Round Core

 

Sunbeams 

"SUNBEAMS are another step forward on a continuing path for players who continually seek to upgrade their skills and tools to achieve greater musical satisfaction. SUNBEAMS are a step forward for the traditional player, as well 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 with stainless steel) of the nickel plated wrap wire. Tony Franklin says "SUNBEAMS amaze me… I love them on my fretless."

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."

SUNBEAMS™ Bass Strings are the next generation of nickel-plated bass strings wound on round core wire. They offer the combination of brightness, warmth and flexibility desired by fretless bass players and those looking for a traditional sound. Their round core construction with nickel-plated steel wrap wire produce warmth, a soft feel and increased response to pickups due to their increased magnetic content.

The nickel-plated steel wrap wire produces a softer feel and warmer tone

The round core increases flexibility for a smooth feel and solid tone

They're especially effective for fretless bass and funk