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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
 
3.9

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My Favorite String!

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

beware the install process, strings seem to damage easily

"Sunbeams" evoke a sunny day feeling with the promise of everything good happening to a person.
I wish I could say the same thing of these strings. I've been...Read complete review

"Sunbeams" evoke a sunny day feeling with the promise of everything good happening to a person.
I wish I could say the same thing of these strings. I've been playing for 45 years . Changed ALOT OF STRINGS in that time and never ran into the problems faced with these strings. They seem to be more sensitive to string winding damage than other brands i've had. I had them all installed and while tuning them, found 3 of the string dead or sounding like a rubber band. replaced the dead ones ( one had begun to come unwound at the bottom likely causing the dead sound) with MF budget strings and bamm, all was well. Go figure-maybe a bad production day?? I sent one of the strings back to DR asking a replacement and haven't heard anything yet. I wouldn't recomend using with bridge pins, maybe with thru hole mounting.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All strings should sound this good

By Walt

from Scranton, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    Usually I play coated strings to make them last longer since I teach a lot. However, I needed to stop compromising my sound and my student had an extra pack he insisted I try. Now, I am not usually one to write a review - but this is a great and relatively inexpensive way to improve your sound. Have not tried round core strings before, though I do like DR Tite-fit for electric. But on an acoustic, they really add a lot and the round feels so much more flexible, playing 12's feels almost like 11's but gives you a thundering volume. I've been through 2 sets in what a coated string would normally take in 2 sets, so I am saying it is definitely worth checking out and not bothering with coated strings!!! Finally!!! I am a convert.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My Favorite String!

    By JayBird

    from Connecticut

    About Me Experienced

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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.

    (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.)

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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.

     
    5.0

    Great round core feel

    By Jay

    from Jersey

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      Great round core feel/playability. Super clarity and warmth. Will brighten up a dull sounding soundhole. They keep their sound strong for a good amount of time. Do tarnish easily so keep them wiped down.

       
      5.0

      Great company to buy musical equipment from

      By Rd

      from Hugo Oklahoma

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

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

      Pinpoint gift Tower and all kinds of styles for 45 years.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      A "different" string

      By Gary

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

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

      Tried this for fun, everyone says "warmer" sound, On my Masterbilt OM they were Weird. Like nothing I've every heard before. No overtones, just a "tone". Changed out after a week. Could sound great on another instrument, but buy with that in mind. Tried the Martin Retro Monel for same reason, (mellow warmth) instead, just plain "dead" sound. John Pearse 600L worked out fine.

       
      1.0

      Don't Do it

      By Chip

      from Florida

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Easy to cut off

      Cons

      • Not Consistent
      • Poor Tone Quality
      • worst string I have used in 45 years of playing

      Best Uses

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

        This is my 4th set of DR strings. I bought all on reviews and higher priced sets. I fail to understand how DR is still in business. Never again. These strings squeak on the bridge and squeak loud, sound dull and flat, no volume. Enough. Buy something else.

         
        1.0

        beware the install process, strings seem to damage easily

        By Surfdog

        from Central Texas

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

        "Sunbeams" evoke a sunny day feeling with the promise of everything good happening to a person.
        I wish I could say the same thing of these strings. I've been playing for 45 years . Changed ALOT OF STRINGS in that time and never ran into the problems faced with these strings. They seem to be more sensitive to string winding damage than other brands i've had. I had them all installed and while tuning them, found 3 of the string dead or sounding like a rubber band. replaced the dead ones ( one had begun to come unwound at the bottom likely causing the dead sound) with MF budget strings and bamm, all was well. Go figure-maybe a bad production day?? I sent one of the strings back to DR asking a replacement and haven't heard anything yet. I wouldn't recomend using with bridge pins, maybe with thru hole mounting.

         
        2.0

        Old time sound

        By Pluggy

        from North Carolina

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Tone Quality

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          Sounds like those Black Diamond strings I used as a kid. Resonates like the spring on a wooden screen door.

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