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Anyone tried the Schaller magnetic pickup with Eurosonic strings?

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Charm Bracelet, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. Charm Bracelet

    Charm Bracelet

    Apr 29, 2007
    I realize that the strings will work because they contain metal, but I was wondering if anyone can confirm if they sound any good with this pickup since they're not ALL steel. I'm really just after a big powerful amplified tone ...and I don't care if it's not "acoustic" sounding. I just don't want to drill mounting holes in my fingerboard for nothing :D

    I have a set of Spirocores sitting around that would probably work better with a mag pickup, but I find that the Eurosonics sound better when I don't need an amplified tone and they're much easier to play.
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    Cape of New Jersey
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music (retired)
    Yes, the Eurosonics are fine with a mag pickup IME. They are among the strings I recommend with the Schaller and other mag pickups.
    rafrockabilly likes this.
  3. Charm Bracelet

    Charm Bracelet

    Apr 29, 2007
    Thanks bob!
  4. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    With a different brand of nylon / metal strings, I discovered to my dismay that the G was wrapped with aluminum instead of steel. Totally non magnetic. Sounds like the OP is covered, but with unknown strings, it's worth checking each string with a magnet before installing.
  5. Dan in NJ

    Dan in NJ

    Sep 3, 2004
    Jersey Shore
    No exp. with the Schaller (any good?), I use the Eurosonics with a Biesele magnetic pick up. I do loud bar band gigs often and I'm happy with them.

    I have them on 2 basses.

    Eurosonics do sound "plastic-y" when you put them on but will sound more natural (gut-like) as you beat them into submission.

    The less "zingy" attack gets you a real nice blend with a good sounding kick drum.

    I don't have extensive experience w/ various strings. In my experience Bob's recommendations have always been accurate.
  6. ricca


    Dec 24, 2009
    Reggio Emilia ITALY
    Maybe I'm a little late.......I use the Shaller with Eurosonics and it sounds well. Yes, a little on the electric bass side but ok for bluegrass and rockabilly.......and lots of volume without feedback

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