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Aug-15-2016, 6:36pm
My banjo professor loves Black Diamond N734-1/2 so that's what I've been using. I haven't tried anything else. I was hoping to get some input on other folks favorites so I can try them out. Thanks in advance!

Aug-16-2016, 4:23pm
The only strings I'v used for about 20 years are GHS PF150's. I REALLY like them.

Aug-16-2016, 5:52pm
I'm liking the Siminoff Straight up strings in medium on my 5-string.


Aug-17-2016, 8:45am
Thank you both. Going to order these and try them out.

Jim Pankey
Aug-17-2016, 11:40pm
I'm pretty fond of banjo strings... ��

I've used just about every brand I can think of. Provided they're a gauge I like, I'm happy.

Aug-18-2016, 6:01pm
Have been using GHS PF175s for the last couple years. Just tried a set of D'Addario EJ61NY and got to say I like the sound better. My 4th "D" string really growls now.

Doug Knecht
Aug-20-2016, 7:51pm
I really like Curt Mangan strings. I think Yates still endorses these.

Kevin B
Oct-02-2016, 12:54pm
I use Gibson Earl Scruggs (Mediums)

JR Carolina
Dec-22-2016, 5:33pm
Have tried several different brands of strings but I always find myself always going back to the Deering lights.

Feb-03-2017, 8:37pm
I agree with Jim Pankey. I am not too fussy about brand as long as the gauge is right. I 10-10 and the 4th string can be anything heavier than 22. Just Strings often has sales and when they do, I will buy 10 sets or so. Sometimes I can also find some deals on eBay.