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Acoustic strings on an electric bass?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Levin, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. Levin


    Oct 30, 2012
    The thought just hit me, what would it sound like, if you took for example TI:s Acousticore and put them on an electric bass? Anyone tried?
  2. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    Magnetic pickups are designed to work with steel strings. Bronze strings will loose 2/3rds or more of the volume compared to steel strings. The nylon core of the TIs means they won't work at all with a magnetic pickup.
  3. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    The Sam Ash by me has a MIA Fender jazz with bronze strings. I asked the guy and he was like "yeah, they're like these gold strings, they're good for like...the sound..." and then he kinda trailed off and slowly walked away.
  4. Levin


    Oct 30, 2012
    Ah, I see! Thanks : ] so only strings with a steel core, no matter the outer layers, will work on electric basses then. I wonder how the Labella Brass wound sounds like.
  5. Mushroo

    Mushroo Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    Massachusetts, USA
    If you install a piezo bridge pickup, TI Acousticore strings sound phenomenal (especially on fretless).
  6. Levin


    Oct 30, 2012
    It just so happened I was struck by fretless with piezo-fever last week! An old Godin Z1. So am going to try Acousticores finally!

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