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GHS Banjo 5 String Stainless Steel J.D. Crowe, .0095 - .020, PF140

GHS Banjo 5 String Stainless Steel J.D. Crowe, .0095 - .020, PF140
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64% Recommend this product (7 of 11 responses)
By Tom
Well Done
July 10, 2022
Have purchased strings from your company in the past. Service and strings, now as well as then, were very good. Well pleased.
By Greg A.
Fast service
December 17, 2021
I apricate the fast service and the cheap price. I've bought from here for a long time and have never had a problem
By James
Trenton Ga.
Best strings on my Gibson
August 16, 2021
These strings are the best I have found. I love the gauge, and the loud bright sound.
everything None
By Bobbie D.
Best banjo strings ever
August 11, 2021
The JD Crowe PF-140's are in my opinion the best strings for power and sound. Company shipped quickly. It seems to 5harder to find these in music stores in my area. So I stocked up a bit. 5 stars to GHS and juststrings!
By Fish
North Carolina
Great Light Banjo Strings
May 19, 2021
Been playing GHS JD Crowe for several years. I play them on my Recording King RK-R36 and the Deering Goodtime. They were recommended by Banjo Player Craig Smith.
Great tone from a light string.
By Hunter
Spartanburg, SC
Great Sound
December 18, 2020
I have a prewar Gibson and these strings bring the perfect balance of tone and power to my instrument. Highly recommend!
By Joshua
Athens, OH
Crowe Sig Set Light Gauge (9.5)
July 4, 2019
I play a Washburn B16 for 15+ years, played several different brands. Happened to pick a pack of these up at a local music store and my banjo just clicked. Felt amazing, great sound, it just played better. These will be my strings of choice from now on. Can't beat the price either.
Smooth, light feel, bluegrass sound with great tone. Don't want to put the banjo down.
By Wes L.
ghs crowes
April 30, 2011
I play as a pro and these are the only strings I will use. I have tried the rest and these are the best for me hands down.
By pat
ghs banjo strings
August 23, 2010
I've played these strings in the past and had gotten away from them. I'm glad I decided to use them again. I would recommend them to anyone who is serious about playing and getting the sound and quality that you hear on a pro level.
By Jeff H.
GHS Banjo 5 String Stainless Steel J.D. Crowe, .0095 - .020, PF140
July 28, 2010
Excellent Tone.
By Tim M.
J.D. crowe banjo strings
July 26, 2010
Absolutely wonderful tone and quality! Very responsive and the price is right. My Deering loves these strings.






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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