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DR Strings Sunbeam Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings  

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Gauges 12-16-24-32-42-54. Sunbeam Phosphor Bronze Strings feature round core construction for remarkable sustain. The tone does not decay as it does...Read More

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Add brightness to your tone with Sunbeams.

Gauges 12-16-24-32-42-54.

Sunbeam Phosphor Bronze Strings feature round core construction for remarkable sustain. The tone does not decay as it does with other phosphor bronze strings that seem to sustain in a straight line until the sound falls off. Sunbeam acoustics are musically bright, rich sounding, and very flexible.

FEATURES
  • Gauges 12-16-24-32-42-54
  • Wonderful sustain

Get the sustain you want with a set of Sunbeams today!

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DR StringsSunbeam Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
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    5.0

    Excellent

    By Arfter

    from Farmington, MN

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about DR Strings Sunbeam Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      When and if better strings are made, Sunbeam DR will have made them.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My Favorite String!

      By JayBird

      from Connecticut

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Extremely Flexible
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Long Sustain
      • Strong

      Cons

      • No Bluegrass Gauge

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about DR Strings Sunbeam Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      After trying many different brands/types of strings in search of the perfect balance of tone and playability I've concluded that these are it! I only wish they had an in between gauge because I prefer heavier gauge for my A and low E strings. The tone is incredible, very unique sparkle or shimmer. Honestly they sound like a choir of angels. And that wonderful brightness lasts for about 25-30 hours of playing time before dying out. I don't need a string to last months. I don't like the stifled tone of coated strings and don't mind having to change strings more frequently. Most uncoated strings last me anywhere from a week to a month before losing that brand new tone I love. These Sunbeams are on the longer lasting edge of that spectrum and are more than worth their price each month. If you hate changing strings, buy coated. If you don't mind changing them and want the best tone possible, go with these. Do yourself a favor and try them on.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Crisp, resonant tone

      By ADub

      from Portsmouth, VA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Sustain

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • To Make Good Sound

      Comments about DR Strings Sunbeam Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I was recommended these by the guy who sold my acoustic guitar. It is a handmade, solid spruce top that was made at a luthier school as a final project.

      I had on some Martin 11s prior, they were alright.
      I could immediately hear the difference in the tone. The tone seems brighter, but all the strings are balanced in terms of volume. You get good note separation when playing a chord, and there is not much decay when a string is struck. When the vibration drops past a certain threshold, the sound just drops off the table completely. I have never heard that in any strings on any guitar I have owned.

      Because these are 12s, they are a little hard to bend, so I mainly just use it for chords. I just restrung the guitar, so I don't know if the longevity is there. But DR has a good reputation for this.

      I have been playing for 4 years, mostly classic rock and blues. I am on my second acoustic guitar. I usually practice rythym guitar parts on my acoustic, and then for rehersals I plug in one of my electrics to wail (Gretsch, Tele, Ibby, etc.)

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      5.0

      Finally!

      By strings

      from Toledo, Ohio

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about DR Strings Sunbeam Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        These strings sound fantastic.I play fingerstyle guitar & have been experimenting with many different brands trying to find the right ones. These strings are bright & crisp with excellent sustain. Just what I've been looking for. I also play many alternate tunings, & so far the DR Sunbeams are holding up fine. When I put them on & started playing, I was like, "Eureka!" I finally found the strings that put out the sound I desire. They have much volume & also sound good flat picking. I would recommend for anyone who is is searching for the "right strings" to give these a shot. You won't be disappointed!

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        5.0

        DR's Rock

        By Tiger in a trance

        from Rockport Me

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balanced
        • Great definition
        • Great price
        • Great Tone
        • Long lasting

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • At home in the studio out
        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about DR Strings Sunbeam Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Have not found a better string overall. Have been happy with all DR products. Use 12's on my acoustic and electric and always impressed. No matter what a try I ALWAYS come back to DR's.

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        5.0

        DR Sunbeam acoustic guitar strings... tips and experience.

        Comments about DR Strings Sunbeam Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        Good value, feel and sound very resonant. Rich tone and good to tame a new guitar or a slightly trebly or 'tinny' one. The lower tension is noticeable.

        Tips : Have your luthier use nut slot files to get the slots lowered and smoothed so the strings pass the '3rd fret test' of virtually no gap at fret 1-2 when you press just past fret 3. Get by with the minimum neck relief (you can always let 1/8 turn looser with no harm). And use FastFret on your strings and the fretboard. FastFret is scented mineral oil.
        I keep a small piece of damp sponge in my case (NOT for nitrocellulose finished guitars!) to keep the guitar humidified.... a properly humidified and well set up guitar is MUCH easier and fun to play!
        They come to pitch a a lightly lower tension than other strings becasue they are wound on a round core (not hex). But you should read the package inside for tips on how to keep the wrap wire bound to the flattened area of the core wire. And do not stretch them in as you usually do. Just a gentle tug at the 12th fret is plenty to snug them at the bridge pin and tuner shaft.

        The lower tension makes them feel like they play easier, and they do! They will corrode, so use FastFret and otherwise keep them clean. I use an old Tshirt to wipe under the strings and the top of the string takes care of itself. Applying FastFret when they are new lets the FastFret oil get into the grooves of the wrap wire and keep out skin contaminants. Corrosion and a lot of retuning makes them go flat faster.
        Well made, but not packed in sealed plastic pouches. I never had a dead one or a failure (I play fingerstyle with nails from classical study).
        Not the cheapest, but last well and do sound quite good. D'Addario EJ16 can be bought for a great price.

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        2.0

        Coil came off!

        By Meathooks

        from Rockford

        Comments about DR Strings Sunbeam Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I bought 2 sets and the 1st set had a bad string in it I beleive it was the 5th string coil was sliding up and down the wire string. This is not the first time this has happened either. I like dr strings but its a hit and miss with quality.

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        5.0

        Incredible Value

        Comments about DR Strings Sunbeam Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I had purchased a bulk supply of these strings from an independent retailer awhile back, and was a convert to DR Sunbeams from D'Addario EJ16s. I was a hardcore D'add user for awhile (they make great strings) but these Sunbeams are unbeatable. They have long lasting tone, a bright, clear, and balanced sound throughout all of the frequency ranges, and they feel decent. I just replaced my strings back to DR Sunbeams after having a set of Elixirs on there for a few months. The guitar was about 40% louder after putting the Sunbeams on, and the chords ring louder and clearer. I liked the feel of the Elixirs slightly better but the tone is definitely tops with these. If they made a smoother feeling coated version I would be sold instantly. I recommend these to a lot of guitar players...check these out.

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        5.0

        DR strings

        By John-ZWLVt

        from Kansas City

        Comments about DR Strings Sunbeam Phosphor Bronze Medium Acoustic Guitar Strings:

        I have a Gallagher guitar that is a year old and have tried various strings: reccomended GHS and John Pearse which are good. However, these DR strings made the guitar come alive. The sustain and the ringing quality is sweet to the ears and the touch is like velvet on the fingers. I will be buying more!

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