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GHS Banjo 5 String Stainless Steel J.D. Crowe, .010 - .020, PF135

GHS Banjo 5 String Stainless Steel J.D. Crowe, .010 - .020, PF135
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53% Recommend this product (8 of 15 responses)
By Kelly M.
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Excellent choice for RB100 and RB150 with original rim,
November 3, 2022
These were recommended to me by Richie Dotson to use on a TB 150 conversion. I experimented with the strings I currently use on other banjos and these give superior tone and clarity with identical setup. An excellent choice for the hoop type wood rim banjos!
Nice tone and clarity, nice balance Haven't found any yet : )
By David B.
GHS JD CROWE SIgnature Set PF35
September 2, 2022
great strings, superb tone & clarity and the only strings I have used or will use for all my banjos until I find something better or they stop making them..
durability, excellent tone, none
By Rick
Peoria Area
Perfect balance of size and tone
July 7, 2022
I play scruggs style. These are great for clean hammer-ons and bright tones all the way up the neck. These are my go to strings for pre-war Gibson and Stelling.

Tone Size
By Robert R.
Awesome sounds
March 26, 2022
Very crisp clear strings worth the price.... stay in tune
Great strings Took 8 days to receive them
By Michael B.
South Carolina
5 String banjo strings
December 31, 2021
Fair priced and great customer care. Timely responses to my emails and questions. I would not hesitate to recommend Juststrings.com to all my musician friends.
The fact that I can call and speak w/ a real Rep. Send and email w/ questions and get a response. Notification of order and status. Haven't really found any cons yet.
By Jerry
Ramseur, NC
Great quality at a great price
October 7, 2021
Perfect match for my banjo and playing style. I have tried strings that cost twice as much that didn't perform as well.
Price Moisture sealed packaging
By Bill
Knoxville, Tennessee
GHS Banjo strings
July 11, 2021
The only complaint is the cost of shipping. Can pay more for same strings locally and save cost of shipping and have less expense.
Strings are good quality with high reliability. Cost of shipping.
By Ken
Best price
February 27, 2021
Great strings, great price and fast shipping.
By Mike
great strings and great service
November 8, 2019
I always get great service from JustStrings and their prices are top notch
By Harry
July 14, 2011
I have used these strings before; they work for me.
ole mt.man. Harry
By Steve D.
April 27, 2011
Thanks for your e-mail.,
I love the GHS PF-135 banjo strings as well as the PF -185.
And I really enjoy doing business with Just Strings. The service and prices are second to none.
By Tommy
GHS Banjo strings
February 17, 2011
I have put these strings on my Deering banjo and right out of the package the tone and brightness were very apparent. I have played for two weeks and the strings are still sounding great. Will buy again.
By Tom M.
ghs j.d. crowe pf 135 5-string banjo strings
November 27, 2010
Great strings at a great price.
By mike a.
May 4, 2010
Oh my, can't say enough about these strings, they play so good. The sound is superb, best I've ever had, and believe me I've tried them all.
By Michael A.
Banjo strings
April 22, 2010
Great sounding strings all the way. When I bought my banjo it had a set of these strings on it but I didn't know what kind they were, seeing how it was a Gibson banjo i assumed they were Gibson strings, but after trying all they had they just couldn't match the sound that was on the banjo. So i finally contacted the original owner and he told me what they where, PRAISE THE LORD, the PF135 is all i will ever put on it now.






1st D

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Plain Steel



4th D

Stainless Steel



5th G

Plain Steel




"Loop end sets are extra long (42" Winding) to fit any banjo. Loops are special shape to fit a variety of tailpieces. Plain steel strings feature GHS Lock Twist to stay in tune."

GHS Strings


"GHS Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high quality strings for fretted instruments. GHS produces strings for electric, acoustic and classic guitar, electric bass, banjo, mandolin, and a wide array of specialty and ethnic instruments. From Battle Creek, Michigan, USA (where GHS was founded in 1964), fresh-from-the-factory strings and music products are delivered direct to retail stores in the USA and to distributors in over 70 countries around the world.

With over 200 standard sets and 700 single strings, GHS has a set that is right for you.

String Design

The string specialists at GHS bring a craftsman-like approach to each aspect of string design. From material selection to such intricate factors as core-to-cover ratio, winding direction, wire tension and alteration of the wire, GHS designs state-of-the-art strings that enhance the sound quality of all playing styles and instruments. And with ongoing research, GHS develops string innovations that anticipate music trends and instrument modifications worldwide.

String Manufacturing

To build a quality product, state-of-the-art equipment is a necessity. At GHS, all strings are made on machinery designed and built in-house. The GHS design engineers utilize the latest technology to develop computer controlled string making machines that monitor such intricate parameters as the number and type of twists on the ball end, winding speed and direction, core and cover wire tension, cover wire angle and wind length. Modern quality control methods ensure that the final product meets GHS's rigid specifications.

Factory Fresh

GHS knows that you want your strings to be as fresh as the day they were made. All GHS facilities are environmentally regulated to control temperatures and humidity. Sensitive raw materials and bulk products are further wrapped in protective bags for storage. Coiled strings are placed in string packets that, in independent laboratory tests, have proven to offer the optimum protection from humidity. Finally, the GHS swift order shipment (usually within 24 hours of order placement) guarantees that GHS strings arrive in your retail store factory-fresh.

How String Material Affects Tone and Feel

The hardness of common materials used in the cover wire of strings affects both the tone and "feel" of a string. Usually, with all else remaining constant, the harder the material the brighter the string. This relationship shows why stainless steel produces a very bright sound and nickel, a softer material, produces a warmer sound. However, a hard material can be abrasive to both fingers and frets. At GHS, our unique "Alloy 52", used in Progressives and White Bronze strings, is softer and less abrasive than a stainless steel but produces a tone almost as bright. Common cover wire materials include (ranked by order of brightness) stainless steel, Alloy 52, nickel plated steel, pure nickel, and for acoustics, brass and bronze.

The core wire for all strings and all plain steel strings (both acoustic and electric) are made from tin plated Swedish steel."



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