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nylgut strings

Posted by majikgator on Sunday, June 29, 2008

i own a goldtone cb100 and i am wondering what i would need to do to try nylgut strings on it, i was told i would have to widen the nut notches, with the aquila classical strings that was just barely necassary but when i put on just one string(third) and tuning it up to a G it gave absolutely no tone and it was the second G i hit tuning up, could i still be an octave low? any help would be appreciated as i have heard recordings of goldtone banjos with those strings and loved the sound, jk

1 comment on “nylgut strings”

dbrooks Says:
Monday, June 30, 2008 @6:51:36 AM

Some folks need to widen the notches in the nut and/or the bridge, but I have not had to do that with either of the two banjos I have put Nylgut strings on.

I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "no tone" on the G string you put on. Did you use a tuner or did you tune it using an adjacent string? I usually put strings on one at a time and use adjacent strings to get close and then a tuner to dial it in. My strings stop stretching after a day, but plenty of other people complain that it takes longer for the strings to stop stretching. I would guess that you still be an octave low with that G string.

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