The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25416 Message #297942
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
15-Sep-00 - 12:07 PM
Thread Name: Banjo string advice
Subject: RE: Banjo string advice
Your local music stores are dead wrong. I had an old hunkajunk Asian banjo, from which I removed the back and decided to string with nylon. I searched the web and found a company that specializes in fretted instrument strings in Chicago. I'm not sure of the name of the company, but I BELIEVE it had the word Pacific in it.
In any case, they had Savarez nylon strings. Someone had recommended Savarez to me, with the further recommendation to use the hard "Yellow Card" super high-tension strings. Unfortunately, the old Hunkajunk (TM) banjo was such a comedown compared to my Ramsey Special that I've hardly touched it.
Sorry I can't give you the name of the string company or its URL. You probably can find it with your search engine, given some of the information above.