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Feb 15, 2021 - 7:16:17 AM
81 posts since 6/18/2017

Ive been playing 3 finger and claw almost 3 years now.
I decided to try the julia belle set on my vega tubaphone. Simply, an experiment.

Now, understand, im not attuned to the finer points of old time tones, but i listen to my share of claw players.

Muted or not, i find that my banjo sounds a bit dullish using these strings open, but improves when capoed to G. But, in E it loses its sparkle and chime, but the lower strings sound great.

Otoh, E is a great tuning for me, vocally, as well as using non G chord form keys, ie D, C , F, et al.,

And the slightly thuddy tone seems to go well with vocals, as it seem to emphasize the rhythmic aspect.

Any thoughts as to head tension using these strings? I did not change the banjos set up from G at all, just strung it and played.

I would suggest folks try this set, its different.

( fwiw it is NOT a standard set of G gauge strings, but a bit heavier, so tension is compensated, and it feels about the same.)

Edited by - stevedenver on 02/15/2021 07:18:42

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