I am curious as to your choice of strings, if you have been experimenting. The only reason I am using J74s is because that is all I had when I acquired my mandolin banjo. As there is volume and resonance to spare, would a lighter string serve us just as well? We are not dealing with an acousticly engineered chamber here, as in our carved, tap-tuned top beauties. Also, would a type of string preferred by banjo pickers be more appropriate for these instruments?