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can you put acoustic strings on an eletric bass and the other way around?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by ivanfeg, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. ivanfeg


    Mar 15, 2012
    I was just wondering if it's advisable to put eletric strings on an acoustic bass or strings made for acoustic on an eletric?
  2. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Can't use bronze-wound acoustic strings on electric because they don't have enough ferrous material to get a good signal developed in the pickup.

    Other way 'round is OK.


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