The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #61597   Message #993374
Posted By: RangerSteve
30-Jul-03 - 10:43 AM
Thread Name: Nylon Banjo Strings
Subject: RE: Nylon Banjo Strings
If I remember correctly, Paul Cadwell used 5 pound test line for the first and fifth strings, 10 lb. for the second, 15 for the third and 20 for the fourth. He also advised stretching the strings before putting them on the banjo by hanging them from the ceiling and tying lead sinkers to the other end. When they stop stretching, they're ready to use.