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Banjeaurine strings and tuning

dan h. 04 Aug 09 - 11:47 PM
GUEST,ploppo 05 Aug 09 - 05:33 AM
Banjiman 05 Aug 09 - 05:40 AM
GUEST 05 Aug 09 - 10:20 AM
PHJim 05 Aug 09 - 01:45 PM
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Subject: Banjeaurine strings and tuning
From: dan h.
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 11:47 PM

I'm happy to say I now have a banjeaurine. I need advice on strings--nylon v. metal, gauge and suggested brands. I also need to confirm tuning. (I've found it reported as the equivalent of open G capoed at the fifth.)

Thanks in advance for any help.


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Subject: RE: Banjeaurine strings and tuning
From: GUEST,ploppo
Date: 05 Aug 09 - 05:33 AM

wozzat then?


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Subject: RE: Banjeaurine strings and tuning
From: Banjiman
Date: 05 Aug 09 - 05:40 AM

It's a short scale 5 string banjo with a big head usually (though I have a zither banjeurine with a tiny head!)

Strings I don't know.

Tuning is usually C as you suggest.

What make is it?


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Subject: RE: Banjeaurine strings and tuning
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Aug 09 - 10:20 AM

...it's a combo: Vega Tubaphone pot with a Stewart neck.


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Subject: RE: Banjeaurine strings and tuning
From: PHJim
Date: 05 Aug 09 - 01:45 PM

Dan,
I'm assuming that your banjo neck is the same scale as a regular five string capoed at the fifth. My neck is also an S.S. Stewart, as is the pot (although I've fitted it with a home made tone ring.)
Use regular banjo strings and tune it to a cGCEG tuning. These strings will put the same amount of stress on the neck as a regular scale banjo tuned to gDGBD.
I have tried nylon strings as well. I used the first four strings from a regular tension classical guitar set and a nylon guitar first string for the fifth.


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