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Thread #121794   Message #2665015
Posted By: Anglo
26-Jun-09 - 02:01 AM
Thread Name: how far can you tune strings on a banjo?
Subject: RE: how far can you tune strings on a banjo?
I frail, and generally use light gauge strings. I have model railroad spikes for the 5th string at the 7th and 10th frets (i.e. 2 frets and 5 frets higher than standard). But generally when I capo up to the 2nd fret (or the 3rd - which I use a lot because I'm primarily a singer rather than an old-timey tune player) I happily tune the 5th string up to accommodate, rather than use the spike.