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Dec 4, 2021 - 5:07:19 PM
98 posts since 8/13/2017

Hi all

I recently had my Goodtime set up and fitted with Aquila Classic banjo strings. The packet says Nylgut (not Supernylgut) and I assume these are medium?

I am looking to try a couple of different sets in the future and had my eye on Aquila Red and read some posts on here and elsewhere about them, but TBH the whole Aquila discussion confuses me a bit. I've heard people talk about medium or light red string sets and I can only see two varieties of Reds for banjo: G tuning and Double C tuning. I'm wondering if the G tuning ones are what people call lights and the C what are referred to as heavy?

I know Deering recommend light gauges on this banjo but as nylon/nylgut should be much less tension than steel I don't imagine this would be an issue with either set in just about any tuning.

Anyway, should I be fine sticking either of these red sets on my Goodtime?

Dec 4, 2021 - 5:17:27 PM

Noodlin

USA

94 posts since 6/3/2019

quote:
Originally posted by wooster

Hi all

I recently had my Goodtime set up and fitted with Aquila Classic banjo strings. The packet says Nylgut (not Supernylgut) and I assume these are medium?

I am looking to try a couple of different sets in the future and had my eye on Aquila Red and read some posts on here and elsewhere about them, but TBH the whole Aquila discussion confuses me a bit. I've heard people talk about medium or light red string sets and I can only see two varieties of Reds for banjo: G tuning and Double C tuning. I'm wondering if the G tuning ones are what people call lights and the C what are referred to as heavy?

I know Deering recommend light gauges on this banjo but as nylon/nylgut should be much less tension than steel I don't imagine this would be an issue with either set in just about any tuning.

Anyway, should I be fine sticking either of these red sets on my Goodtime?


Either should be fine- strange that that they'd be marketed separately for those two tunings. 

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