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Jun 19, 2021 - 7:29:12 AM
11023 posts since 6/17/2003

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.

12-14-29-24-12

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Edited by - gottasmilealot on 06/19/2021 07:35:13

Jun 19, 2021 - 8:19:36 AM

1830 posts since 2/4/2013

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Originally posted by gottasmilealot

 

12-14-29-24-12


20 not 29 incase people get worried.

Jun 19, 2021 - 8:30:55 AM
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11023 posts since 6/17/2003

Thanks for the correction on my typo...

Jun 19, 2021 - 9:05:19 AM
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1493 posts since 4/13/2009

I've only tried as low as E, but they worked well.

Jun 20, 2021 - 7:10:27 PM
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11522 posts since 10/27/2006

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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