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Thread #85738   Message #1590394
Posted By: GUEST,punkfolkrocker
25-Oct-05 - 07:55 AM
Thread Name: Banjo: Does string size make a difference?
Subject: RE: Tech: Does string size make a difference?
i bought a 2nd hand goldtone 6 string electric banjo..

and the strings are about 9 -> 55
[as accurate a my digital caliper can get]..

dont know if these are the factory fitted gauge,
or as changed by previous owner..
the bass E tends to get a bit dull and indistinct aroud the 12th fret..

dont know if this is normal for this kind of instrument..
or a result of compromise angling the bridge for best overall intonation..

maybe its just an old set of strings..

so if i get replacements do people advise i stick with this string gauge.. ?

BTW.. i prefere thin flexy plectrums