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Thread #25416   Message #299121
Posted By: GUEST,
17-Sep-00 - 04:53 AM
Thread Name: Banjo string advice
Subject: RE: Banjo string advice
Hi ! EVERYBODY. Just read all the mails about banjo stringing, particular nylon stringing, or gut stringing, i'm french old time and classical style banjo player, my job is lute and banjo making? IN France, I've made many experiences with strings and i use carbon monofluorure strings, it like a nylon strings but there are polished, and the most interest is the weigh, there are thinner than common nylon strings, and THERE ARE HEAVIER also, the result is : you have thin strings for a good weight.Exemple; i use for my old classical banjo, 12" rim , string lenght.mm680 for 1st D 0.50 millimeters for 2nd B 0.57 mm. for 3rd G 0.69 mm. for 4th D or C NYLON BRONZE WOUNDED 122. and for the 5th G 0.50 mm. The result is a fantastic clear and bright sound.

If you want more informations please mail me at Bonjour from France!!!