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Gold Tone 4 String Cello Banjo Strings

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Mar 28, 2020 - 2:07:25 PM
2 posts since 12/12/2019

I have recently purchased a Gold Tone 4 string cello banjo, and would like to down tune it to GDAE. Can anyone recommend suitable string gauges please.

Mar 28, 2020 - 9:10:05 PM

28 posts since 5/14/2017

Your cello banjo scale length is only 2 inches longer than a tenor banjo. Try a packaged set of medium or light Irish tenor strings intended for GDAE. If you really want to get anal about the string tensions, use this website:
chordgen.rattree.co.uk/tensiontool.php

Mar 29, 2020 - 2:11:17 AM

2 posts since 12/12/2019

Thanks Bobby, I wasn’t aware of that website. I didn’t explain myself very well on my original post. The idea of the game was to take the tuning down from the standard cello CGDA, to a full octave below the tenor banjo. All sorted now.

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