I picked up some of these to try out of curiosity. How low a tuning do they work for on a standard scale banjo? I haven't put them on yet.
Edited by - gottasmilealot on 06/19/2021 07:35:13
Thanks for the correction on my typo...
I've only tried as low as E, but they worked well.
In the 1960s, that set would be almost as heavy as Gibson or Vega Mediums. Gibson used a .025w 4th while Vega used a .015 2nd and a .026w 4th.
I was using Vega sets 52 years ago and when they were discontinued, went with custom gauges bought in bulk.
The Gibson set was discontinued around 5 years ago and I have a set I bought from JustStrings around that time.
You can safely ignore any nonsense you read about not being able to tune to standard pitch o necks supposedly not being able to handle the strain..
A typical set of Medium guitar strings is .013, .017, 026w, 036w, 046w, 056w.
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