- Nov 26, 2008
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Are the Pickups in the Katana BO 5 Active or Passive?
I am thinking of mating this beauty with a set of Optima Gold "Unique" strings. 24k gold strings.
I know it will look fabulous. These are pricey strings however - $90.00! Has anyone used these strings? Along with fabulous looks I would like superb tone. It has that already - so far with any strings I have tried so I am hopeful.
I think @Hardy has!
And about that 3 band vs 2 band preamp: I have owned both and strongly prefer the 2 band.
Why? The 'treble' on a 2band is like the higher midrange on a 3band. On the 3band the treble control was completely obsolete and sitting at a way too high frequency for my taste.
Tell me a little more of why the Blue Steels are your preference on the Katana. Also, they do come in Blue Steels Nickel. Those or the Blue Steel Steels? I currently have EB Cobalts on it and they are pretty nice. Thanks.I use Optima Gold strings on most of my „player“ basses. Only on the Katana I use Dean Markley Blue Steels, following an advice of @PaulS . The Katana is somehow not a typical sounding Warwick, don’t ask me why. Because the Dean Markley last as long as the Optima Gold strings, I will stay there. 90 $? Nahhh, that would be to steep for me since I know a good working alternative.