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    Default Re: Banjo-mandolin

    Banjo mandolins are great, just as long as you remember they are banjo's. A banjo doesn't use heavy strings and a banjo mandolin should never use mandolin strings. Two sets of tenor banjo strings will make a dramatic improvement in sound compared to mandolin strings. I also like a mahogany bridge for more warmth, ebony top for wear tho.
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    Default Re: Banjo-mandolin

    Quote Originally Posted by pops1 View Post
    Banjo mandolins are great, just as long as you remember they are banjo's. A banjo doesn't use heavy strings and a banjo mandolin should never use mandolin strings. Two sets of tenor banjo strings will make a dramatic improvement in sound compared to mandolin strings. I also like a mahogany bridge for more warmth, ebony top for wear tho.
    Good info. Thanks. I hadn't had to worry about strings yet.

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    Default Re: Banjo-mandolin

    there are banjo-mandolin sets made up they are quite light gage , but still bronze wound, but,

    yes if the strings for mandolin in your mind are like they whomp banjos with then they are too heavy ..

    Tenor banjo strings use nickel windings, typically ..

    the Aquila mandolin strings made in Synthetics may be nice on a Banjo Mandolin wider neck may be helpful..
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