#1
i know it probably won't work well, or perhaps not even sound good, but i guess asking doesn't hurt.

will bronze acoustic strings work/sound good on an electric ?

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#2
I believe they will sound warmer because the metal used in acoustic strings (or atleast the ones you want to put on) aren't as magnetic as electric strings.
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#4
it wont hurt anything...
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#6
It won't hurt anything, but:

-acoustic strings are of heavier guages, and the G-string is usually wound, so they'll be a lot tighter and hard to bend
-They're mostly made of bronze, which isn't magnetic. The tone will be weak and quiet.
#7
I didn't think it would work properly cos aren't electric strings made out of a different metal or something? I could be wrong
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#8
Quote by MaXiMuse
No, because a electric works with some magnet redio-field something and you can`t do it with acoustic strings.
At least, what my teacher said, I also asked once.

Depends. Some acoustic strings are made out of metals that the pickups can't pickup. However, most aren't.

Why you would bother, I don't know. Just spend the $5 and get some new ones.
#9
Quote by nicodimus
I didn't think it would work properly cos aren't electric strings made out of a different metal or something? I could be wrong

Bronze.

Electric guitar strings have to be steel or nickel (or both) cos they are magnetic. Guitar pickups work by picking up fluctuations in the magnetic field. Bronze won't affect the field at all.
#10
Quote by TheProducer
Depends. Some acoustic strings are made out of metals that the pickups can't pickup. However, most aren't.

Why you would bother, I don't know. Just spend the $5 and get some new ones.

nonono, my strings are fine, i don't need new ones.

i was just wondering if bronze acoustic strings gave a warmer or unique sound.
#12
Quote by The red Strat.
nonono, my strings are fine, i don't need new ones.

i was just wondering if bronze acoustic strings gave a warmer or unique sound.

If you want warmer sound, try pure nickel strings, or strings of heavier guages.
#13
Quote by sashki
If you want warmer sound, try pure nickel strings, or strings of heavier guages.

i'm already using pure nickel 13's
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#14
im pretty sure that it will work. there are pickups in acoustic electric guitars and the strings should work with regular pickups.
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#18
Quote by metalscott76
im pretty sure that it will work. there are pickups in acoustic electric guitars and the strings should work with regular pickups.

I believe acoustic pickups tend to be more on the microphonic side and less magnetic based.
#19
The pickup in an acoustic is usually a piezo in the bridge. They dont work off of magnetic fields they work off of pressure. But bronze guitar strings probably wont give any output. The strings have to have a steel core to work. Even stainless and pure nickel strings are still wrapped around a steel core. And non wound strings are just plated. You need a ferrous metal which leaves iron and steel.
#20
wont it put a **** ton of tension on the neck?
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wont it put a **** ton of tension on the neck?

interesting question ?


so... should i try it ?
#23
the core is the only thing that is going to be picked up. the bronze is not magnetic and you will barely pick up the core...
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#24
Seeing as you want to use acoustic strings, then I'm doubting you do much but clean.
The best way to use acoustics is to use ones with a steel core, and use non wax potted low output pickups, or active pickups with an 18V mod(an absolute necessity for cleans)
You'll also have to crank the crap out of your amp.
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#25
lol my thin e string snapped today and the onli strings i had where daddario american bronze accoustic strings so i put it on and hell it gives of a nice sound i dont knw if my guitar gonna get fuked up ill tell u if it does lol so i gez u can use bronze strings on an electric
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