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Nov 13, 2021 - 10:41:21 AM
394 posts since 9/4/2007

Are there any stainless steel and/or phos. bronze banjo strings that don't contain any nickel? Thanks.

Nov 13, 2021 - 12:12:25 PM
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11926 posts since 10/27/2006

Elixir strings have a GoreTex coating over the wound 4th. Available in 2 gauges just about everywhere.

Elixir banjo strings.

The wound strings are also available as singles.


Nov 13, 2021 - 1:39:39 PM
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regular steel banjo strings wouldn't have nickel in the alloy. Some electric guitar strings are nickel coated, but that would not apply to banjo strings.

Phosphor bronze alloys have no nickel—copper, tin, and phosphorous, so regular banjo strings with a phosphor bronze 4th, like GHS PF 150 don't have any nickel.

Edited by - Ken LeVan on 11/13/2021 13:42:09

Nov 13, 2021 - 2:58:52 PM
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1053 posts since 11/8/2014

There are several guitar strings that are made of 430 stainless, which doesn't have nickel in it. SIT may have some that would work with a banjo.

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