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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Plectrum set up on a Tenor

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Knows Picker - Posted - 05/30/2019:  07:06:21

Is it easy to set up a tenor banjo to play with CGBD plectrum tuning?

Just swap out the strings?

Edited by - Knows Picker on 05/30/2019 07:06:47

KingStudent - Posted - 05/30/2019:  07:15:53

Yes. This is exactly what I do. My gauges are 12/15/22w/28w, but that's fairly light. You can also just buy the D'Addario tenor set, 09/16/23w/30w, and swap in a 13 for the first string. Works great.

trussrod - Posted - 05/30/2019:  09:02:26

Yes, but if you play chord melody you're going to run out of frets.

Knows Picker - Posted - 05/30/2019:  09:17:32

HaHa thanks guys!

I'll try to keep it in the first two boxes.

hobogal - Posted - 06/01/2019:  00:02:41 came across a banjoist called Craig Colby on youtube - he is playing tenor but says he is playing 'in plectrum turning'.  Is that the case? If so I can't tell the difference!  Anyway, I love the way he plays with all those runs and 'twiddly' bits.  (That's a technical term).

Edited by - hobogal on 06/01/2019 00:04:18

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