Nylon Strings

  1. crisscross
    Today I had the idea to put nylon strings on my Goodtime open back tenor banjo. I sacrificed a set of Aquila Nylgut strings for this purpose. Originally I wanted to tune it in the Irish tenor fashion GDAE but that seemed a bit to slack, so I tuned it up one whole tone:AEBF#
    It sounds quite good to my ears and is pleasant under my fingers. To demonstrate the sound, I recorded "Chief 'Neil's favourite" with nylon string guitar accompaniment: https://soundcloud.com/tele1310/chief-oneils-favourite
  2. xiledscot
    Hey Crisscross...........souds very nice!
    I am on my own string crusade at the moment.
    Have you tried the Thomastik, Nylon tape wound on rope core?
  3. crisscross
    Hi xiledscot, glad you like the sound. My main idea was to reduce the volume a bit and I guess the nylon solution works quite well.
    I heard about the Thomastiks but havn't tried them yet. Guess I will look them up.
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