I recently purchased a (Dupont) Stimer S.T. 48, and though I love the tone of it, I have to REALLY crank my amp up loud just to be at a normal volume. It was suggested to me that the problem was more than likely the incompatability of the Stimer (magnetic) with Argentine strings. (DOH!)
Does anyone here use a Stimer, and could suggest a good set of strings that will work with the Stimer, yet still give me that "gypsy" sound? I hate to just put a set of electric guitar strings on my Selmer-clone, as I love the sound and feel of Argies, but they just don't amplify well with a magnetic pickup. The Stimer (like the DeArmond) is not a very "hot" pickup anyway. I have heard the "Newtone" strings might be more compatible with a magnetic pickup.
Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks.
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