Why do my Gretsch pickups sound weak when using acoustic strings?
The outer wrapping on most acoustic guitar strings are made from a non-ferrous alloy and will not sense the magnetic field when within proximity of a magnetic pickup. The pickup is only sensing the diameter of the inner core of a particular string. I wouldn’t use acoustic strings on an electric guitar for many factors one being the strings don’t have the tone and output need for standard playing.
- All three of my Stratocaster pickups have the same (south) polarity towards the strings but my neck and middle pickup sound real thin when my lever switch is the # 4 position. What can I do?
- The distance and the angle between the strings and the pickups have any influence on the sound?
- Why do my Gretsch pickups sound weak when using acoustic strings?