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Thread #32754   Message #432440
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
03-Apr-01 - 05:15 PM
Thread Name: Nylon Banjo Strings
Subject: RE: Nylon Banjo Strings
Seems to me the data for banjo strings are dictated by what's expected:

Assume a 26 inch scale (nut to bridge distance). Tension is whatever is necessary to bring that length of string to pitch, which in the G tuning is G'DBDG with steel strings. Perhaps they would want to plan on the tuning being maybe a whole step or step and a half lower for nylon/gut.

Length of the whole string will be greater than the length of scale, of course, but that's no surprise to a musical instrument string company.

Dave Oesterreich