Haven’t purchased strings in a while, but now running low and need to purchase. Scruggs tunes with some easy melodic on occasion. Any recommendations brand, light, med light, medium; stainless, bronze, etc. I consider myself a beginner who should be at the intermediate stage of playing. Maybe if I would practice more? Anyhow, I play for my on enjoyment. Thanks for your help.
I too like American Made Banjo. Available in quite an assortment of gauges that match anything else in the market. Not expensive. Good fast, personal service from owner Tom Mirasola.
Other than that, if I'm at a festival and need strings, I will tend to prefer GHS JD Crowe sets. They come in lighter "Studio" and just a little bit less light "Stage", and Sonny Osborne "Medium Lights". Those 3 sets cover any of my needs for open back or bluegrass.
If I were you, I would take this opportunity to become more familiar with different materials and different gauges to see which feel and sound best to you. Pick up several sets, whichever ones are the cheapest, and broaden your horizons.
I too like the AMB cryogenically treated strings as they offer a variety of gauges and are reasonably priced and seem to last forever. I use them on my Stelling Red Fox, Fender Artist and Gibson banjo and they sound great on all of them.