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Thread #135195   Message #3081787
Posted By: BanjoRay
24-Jan-11 - 07:32 PM
Thread Name: What strings does Ramblin' Jack use?
Subject: RE: What strings does Ramblin' Jack use?
I've yet to meet two musicians who totally agree on which strings to buy. You've got to go through the process - buy 'em, try 'em and make your mind up in a couple of years. First decide whether you prefer light or standard gauge, then gradually fine tune each string weight. After that you work out which brand makes the ones that suit you best. For banjo, I buy mine individually rather than as a set, because certain strings tend to break more often than others, so I put on a new set once a year (roughly), then replace the broken ones as they happen. Works for me!