ernie ball strings to blame?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by indieandrew11, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. i just recently purchased a olp mm2, looking to upgrade electronics. so i installed a seymour smb-4d pickup and a seymour pre-amp(thanks to Georynn;)) looking to warm the sound up and give it more mid-tone punch. and while it has done that considerably, especially for the E and A strings, i have to admit i was disappointed with the end result.:meh: the D and G strings just sound weak and zingy, and have this incessant F# ring (mainly the D string) and is amplified by boosting the mids. it did come stock with some ernie ball strings, so im thinking (and hoping) that they are to blame. i was considering flat wounds, but i still like to rock out too, so i dont want to lose that aggresive growl type tone, i just want something warmer, something that the high strings will speak up on, and definitely not as bright. anyone with the same setup or other wise that could offer up a suggestion or two?

    thanks in advance
  2. Ampeg SVT

    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    try out a different brand and see what happens?

    also is the pickup adjusted so one side is higher than the other?

    look at the DR Sunbeams or Daddario Nickels
  3. KrispyJones


    Dec 3, 2006
    or hi beams ^^
  4. thanks i'll give some of these a try! and ive tried playing with the pickup, with no help

  5. okay i had to settle on a set of dean markley blue steel strings because they were the only nickel wound strings they had in my local store, i guess ill just have to wait until i go to GC or order some. they did help some but not as much as i would have hoped, i guess thats why he has so many that hes trying to get rid of!