Just coming off an electric jag, and I've flung myself back into gypsy picking!
All that acoustic woodshedding really helped consolidate my electric style (bass player can't believe the size of the picks I crossed back over with!) but it's time to tackle 'La Gitane' again - but this time I'm going after the sublime tones Django was getting in the late '40s early '50s.
And this way, I can still use my old black & brownface Fender amps.
So I'm thinking about an ST-48 for my oval hole.
What are the best manouche style strings for a magnetic p-up like the Stimer? Or would I be better off w/regular nickel plated electric strings?
Will I need an equalizer or a booster of some kind?
Any feedback (except the high-pitched squealing kind) would be much appreciated!