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New Strings for 4 String Cello Banjo

Posted by Marcy on Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Hi Cello Banjo Lovers,

   I just discovered some great new strings for those of you playing the 4 string cello banjo.  GHS makes ball end classical guitar strings that have the length we need.  No more tying knots or hoping the nylon loop doesn't break!

For the 4th string try GHS B6S

             3rd string     -        B5S

             2nd string    -        B4S

     I still use a nylgut diam 79 for the first string but may try a GHS B3S soon.


All the Best,


3 comments on “New Strings for 4 String Cello Banjo”

wb4yal Says:
Monday, September 27, 2010 @7:26:08 AM

Thanks Marcy!

Great info for us cello bano owners

Tom Berghan Says:
Sunday, October 17, 2010 @9:39:10 AM

Thanks Marcy!

These do not have ball ends - but it is a source (D'Addario) for silver wound singles in any gauge you woul likely want.

And here is the link for nylon singles:

They are excellent strings. I use their stranded nylon core (faux silk) / silver-copper wound strings on both my baritone four-string (GDAE) and on my tenor four-string (CGDA)

Mercymando Says:
Monday, October 13, 2014 @10:49:59 AM

Awesome, I was wondering about the gauges. It would be cool if, along with the sheet on care & feeding, and the tools, if Gold Tone would have included that info.

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