mudcat.org: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home


Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?

GUEST,TomK 27 Feb 01 - 05:47 PM
DonMeixner 27 Feb 01 - 07:20 PM
Justa Picker 27 Feb 01 - 07:24 PM
Sorcha 27 Feb 01 - 07:29 PM
Sarah2 27 Feb 01 - 08:30 PM
Sarah2 27 Feb 01 - 08:32 PM
Sarah2 27 Feb 01 - 08:34 PM
Justa Picker 27 Feb 01 - 09:33 PM
Justa Picker 27 Feb 01 - 09:34 PM
Sarah2 27 Feb 01 - 09:52 PM
DonMeixner 28 Feb 01 - 12:44 AM
Jon Freeman 28 Feb 01 - 12:59 AM
Extra Stout 28 Feb 01 - 01:09 AM
GUEST,TomK 28 Feb 01 - 05:43 AM
GUEST,Boredatwork 28 Feb 01 - 12:14 PM
McGrath of Harlow 28 Feb 01 - 04:26 PM
GUEST,TomK 28 Feb 01 - 05:30 PM
GUEST,Boredatwork 01 Mar 01 - 09:41 AM
GUEST,TomK 01 Mar 01 - 12:11 PM
Share Thread
more
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:



Subject: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: GUEST,TomK
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 05:47 PM

I believe I read somewhere here in Mudcatland that nickle plated (?) strings work best for magnetic pickups of which I have in my acoustic. The problem is that I only can find nickle ones sold for electric guitar. I suppose I could use them, Right? Any thoughts or places I could get nickle one for acoustics. Thanks. Tom


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: DonMeixner
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 07:20 PM

I am of the opinion that nickel plated strings for electrics should work fine for you. Though you may want heavier gauge strings than is typical for electric guitars. Its the magnetic pick up that transfers the sound to the amp and not a tranzducer which relies on wood, bone. or other non metallic structure to vibrate and there by generate the sound. Its the string in the magnetic field which makes the signal. I will grant that different strings and their constituent structure will affect the sound to some degree but it is predominatly the magnetic nature of the string itself that is the catalyst for the sound.

Is nickel itself a magnetic attractor? I don't know. But it is a component in the stronger magnetic alloys. The magnetic pick ups will read the signature of the steel cores in Bronze wound strings but not as readily as if you were using all steel strings.

Try searching Strings.Com and see what you get.

Don


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: Justa Picker
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 07:24 PM

I think Don meant JustStrings.Com.
Going to "strings.com" will take you somewhere that has nothing to do with strings.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: Sorcha
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 07:29 PM

i doan know, but i could get you a dime bag outta the evidence locker.........for a price)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: Sarah2
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 08:30 PM

John Pearse has some nickle wound for Hawaiian guitars. Me, I use his bronze wound light -- they all last and last and sound good.

Click here

Sarah


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: Sarah2
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 08:32 PM

Sigh...

Sumpin' wrong there. Well, try again:

Click here

Sarah


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: Sarah2
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 08:34 PM

Okay, I give up for this thread. Go to:

www.jpstrings.com

I'm back off to the blueclicky practice thread...

Sarah


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: Justa Picker
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 09:33 PM

Here's Sarah's link.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: Justa Picker
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 09:34 PM

(Sarah when you put a link here in the forum you have to also include the http:// ahead of the www.)


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: Sarah2
Date: 27 Feb 01 - 09:52 PM

Justa Picker,

I thought I did...the dangers of copy and paste, I guess.

Thanks for fixing that and for spotting the problem. Will try to watch more closely, although the senility attacks do get in the way.

Sarah


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: DonMeixner
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 12:44 AM

Yes, Juststrings.com is exactly what I meant. Thanks


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 12:59 AM

Sarah, you did add http:// but you added it to what you had copied and pasted. The end result was http://http://www.jpstrings.com

Jon


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: Extra Stout
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 01:09 AM

Regular bronze strings work just fine for my pickup.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: GUEST,TomK
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 05:43 AM

Don: Thanks for the info. The electrics are a bit light, I use mediums mostly. I would need to try a side by side comparison to really hear if there's that much difference in sound.

Sarah2:Good luck with The Blue Clicky Thing.

Sorcha: Is it a two or three finger dime?

Thanks all, off to Juststrings. Tom


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: GUEST,Boredatwork
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 12:14 PM

A couple of years ago I bought a resonator guitar with a lipstick-tube pickup that came with regular bronze strings. The unwound treble strings were much louder than the wound strings when plugged in. So I put on a spare set of electric strings and it sounded better plugged in but lousy when unplugged. Finally remembered a guitar workshop where Richard Leo Johnson said he uses GHS's "White Bronze" strings on guitars with magnetic pickups. Bought a set and no more problem. They have a decent unplugged sound and the tube picks them up very evenly.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 04:26 PM

So that's where John Pearse wound up! I used to go to lessons and sessions run by him at Cecil Sharp House in London, back in 1959 I think. Good enabling teacher.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: GUEST,TomK
Date: 28 Feb 01 - 05:30 PM

Ahhh,GHS. Their factory was about 20 miles from I grew up but I never tried their strings. I'll look for some White Bronze to try. Thanks alot, Boardatwork. Tom


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: GUEST,Boredatwork
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 09:41 AM

After posting the GHS White Bronze suggestion it later occurred to me that magnetic pickups actually come in two different flavors. My reso has a lipstick tube which is essentially an electric quitar pickup pushed into an acoustic application. The "after-market" products like Duncan's Woody and Fishman's Rare Earth are made to use on acoustic guitars. I would hope that the engineeers at Fishman et al realize that most acoustics are going to have bronze-wound strings and tweak the relative strengths of the pole pieces appropriately. I don't personally own any such pickups, but I have played other people's guitars that have them and the tone seemed balanced with regular bronze-wound stirngs.


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Help: Do acoustic nickle strings exist?
From: GUEST,TomK
Date: 01 Mar 01 - 12:11 PM

Bored.. I have a Fishman Rare Earth and although I haven't noticed a glaring difference between the wound and unwound strings, it seems like a pretty even response from all the strings, I was curious to see if I could hear much of a difference. The GHS site discribes the White Bronze strings as having a magnetic coating on them to improve magnetic pickup performance. Tom


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:
More...

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
From:
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")


Mudcat time: 17 January 11:58 PM EST

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 1998 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation, Inc. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.