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GHS Banjo 5 String Stainless Steel (Sonny Osborne) Medium Light, .011 - .022, PF175

GHS Banjo 5 String Stainless Steel (Sonny Osborne) Medium Light, .011 - .022, PF175
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50% Recommend this product (3 of 6 responses)
By Jim
Marietta GA
As advertised
February 24, 2021
Best price , prompt shipment. Have used these strings before so no issue there.
Price, prompt shipment, quality strings None
By David
Kingsport, TN
My go to place for strings!
February 6, 2021
Fast service, great product, great price. What more could you want?
Everything None
By Donald D.
November 13, 2020
Why would ANY-one agree to purchase a set of "un-sealed" strings like these, that have been exposed to moisture in the atmosphere for God-knows how long, when 9 outta 10 sets are gonna arrive like ours have, corroded and completely worthless! This is especially true of phosphor-bronze.

Nope, so sorry, but we're done with GHS, and we're done with JustStrings too! You folks are repeatedly selling un-sealed, weathered, sub-standard garbage at premium prices, and you're not fooling anyone! You've done it to us here now, countless times, and since this review will never see the light of day, thanks to your demonstrated filtering of reviews, you folks can go f@@@ yourselves! You feel me??? Just do us all a big favor, and get the hell outta business already!
None. Too many to itemize!
By mike
GHS Banjo Strings
June 1, 2020
Great product! These strings are all I use on my banjo and they are fantastic quality. Also Just Strings prices are great.
Quality outstanding Hold tone extremely well none
By Adam G.
My favorite strings
April 21, 2017
I have tried 30+ different strings and I think these are the absolute best and perfect in every way. This is the only set I've had that can produce huge aggressive volume when I want it but also produce rich quiet tones. These are phenomenal strings!
By sandra d.
November 13, 2009
love them!






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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