Artist WBS200 Solid Wood Weissenborn with Pickup
With the WBS200 we took our original WBS100 and made some nice improvements.
Firstly we added a piezo and magnetic preamp. The Cadic 3 preamp has a built-in chromatic tuner, 3 band EQ, Phase (phase can help reduce feedback)
The reason we added this preamp is wanted you to have the ability to get a natural sound (using the piezo) or a more dirty blues style tone from the magnetic pickup. You can also blend these both together to get any variation in between.
Then we changed the finish to a super light open pore (open pore means that the surface is very light and you can still see the grain in wood, as it uses much less paint than a gloss finish it allows the Weissenborn to resonant stronger and more clearly.
The last thing we changed was the machine heads, we changed these to a standard diecast for superior tuning (the old vintage style machine heads look great but they don't work as well as a modern diecast)
The same as our WBS100 this fantastic value Weissenborn is Built from All Solid wood for the ultimate tone.
SPECIAL NOTE - Weissenborn's can only tolerate certain tunings to avoid bridge, bracing and neck problems. String gauges can be .014-.056 (.014, .018, .026w, .034w, .044w, .056w) allow G, D and similar tunings. The WBS200 is strung with D'Addario EXP16 strings
Your Weissenborn could be damaged by higher tunings or thicker strings (anything that adds extra string tension - ie tuning or heavier strings). The string tension should be no more than 165lbs at pitch.
The Tech Features
Brand :- Artist
Model :- WBS200
Woods :- Top - Solid Mahogany, Back and Sides - Solid Mahogany, Fingerboard & Bridge - Eco-Rosewood
Machine Heads :- Cadic 3 Preamp, Diecast Machine Heads
Colour :- Open Pore (Natural with very light cover on the wood)
Strings:- D'Addario EXP16