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String Charger

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by shackman, Nov 24, 2002.

  1. i know a guy who uses the String Charger in a rock setting and i am truly jealous that he can get that loud as that is what i have been struggling with for a year now. i bought the fishman platinum bass preamp to work with my bp-100 but it still doesn't cut it with my rock band although i am diggin it in jazz combo and big band. my question is that i use Obligatos and am wondering if someone could fill me in on whether they would work with the string charger since they are synthetic materials. if you could give me any other praise or details on the string charger id appreciate it as well, but im pretty set on getting it when i get some money, i just wanna know if i am going to have to wait for the obligatos to die or if i can get it for christmas!
    thank you!

  2. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Ebola-gatos are metal wrapped. I don't think it would be a prob. Hit a note and hold your Slab up to it and see if it makes it through the amp.
  3. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    Cape of New Jersey
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music (retired)
    The Obligatos have too little metal content to satisfy magnetic pickups; they have a very uneven and hollow sound.

    I've been compiling experiences with strings that do and don't work with magnetic pickups at the bottom of the page at http://www.urbbob.com/moses.html

    Submissions are welcome.
  4. Buddy Lee

    Buddy Lee

    May 5, 2002
    Why don't you just play your slab in your "rock" band??

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