folks---are you using electric strings with magnetic pickups on your cbgs or sticking with acoustic strings? pros and cons?

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electric  (steel)   strings  works   best  with  mag   pups  .. it's almost  needed  ..   some acoustic strings   will  work  .. but sound muddy  .  the mag  needs something  steel  to pick up.

i use   electric  strings on all my  builds     mag or    piezo

with  the risk   of tooting my own  horn  .. i  suggest  you try my  swamp witch strings


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All unwound strings are steel and work just fine with magnetic pickups. The difference is with the wound strings. With wound strings, the core is steel but the wound part is made up other metals for mass. Bronze is most common with acoustic strings. Magnetic pickups need the steel core for quality pickup. If your building acoustic with a piezo pup, acoustic strings will work just fine.

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