Hi everybody. I'm not sure if this is the right forum for posting this question. Maybe some of you remember that I've been interested on learning the slap-rockabilly technique on double bass, but I have the problem that my only DB has steel strings and I play in a symphonic orchestra and a jazz band, so that's why I haven't thought of putting gut strings on my DB (aside from $$$). Today, a friend who is a very good instruments' repairman, offered me a double bass he has. He received the instrument in very bad conditions, but he repaired it and I trust him because he's very good at it and a very honest person who I know since he was a kid. He's selling me the instrument at a very, very low price and the best part is that it have gut strings installed (I think the G is nylon. Not sure). Of course, if I decide to buy it, it would be for practicing (and hopefully playing in the future) rockabilly stuff exclusively. My question is about amplifying it. Currently, I don't have a pickup for my DB and that's my next gear purchase. Is there any pickup specially designed for gut and/or nylon strings? I've heard that strings other than steels don't work well with pickups. So should I look for any specific brand / specs? Thank you in advance for your input.