Originally Posted by aprod
Thanks to all for the input. I'm going to try the Reds. @GHS Official, Is it true there is not enough metal content in the phosphor/bronze to work with the pickups?
I talked to our tech guy here to make sure of the answer, but yes, the phosphor bronze doesn't have enough to get picked up by magnetic pickups. The stainless steel core wire will get you SOME volume, but the overall sound and tone will be lacking.
I don't even use phosphor bronze on my Warwick Alien acoustic, because I just don't like that sound. I get better tone with Pressurewounds, and since I have to plug the bass in anyway, volume is a moot point.