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Misc. info about Chicago tuned banjos...

From cb56 on 3/13/2017 7:07:58 AM

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cb56 says:
3/13/2017 7:08:37 AM

Suggested string gauges for Chicago tuned PLECTRUM banjo.

matrixbanjo says:
3/13/2017 8:02:00 PM

I use 5 string banjo sets. That way I have an extra E string

cb56 says:
3/14/2017 6:51:24 AM

What gauges are they matrixbanjo?

HerbMeister says:
3/14/2017 7:04:13 AM

I use ultra light 5 string banjo strings.

matrixbanjo says:
3/14/2017 7:04:20 AM

11,13,15,24. plus the extra 11. I have tried several brands, but for me, the Black Diamond Brand works best

matrixbanjo says:
3/14/2017 7:05:25 AM

I use the medium gauge on my tenor banjo

cb56 says:
3/14/2017 8:13:25 AM

Thanks, right now I have 24w, 17p, 14,10
Seems to work ok for me.

cb56 says:
6/9/2017 8:40:43 AM

I've since switched to 24w 20w 13p 10p
might change the 13p to 12p. Light strings seem to make playing a bit easier.

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