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By Bo Carneal
July 14, 2011
John Pearse Tenor Banjo strings
I own a Vega short scale 4-string Irish tenor made by Deering, tuned GDAE. I was looking for a string that would provide more tension and percussive "pop" when I really started getting into reels, hornpipes, and jigs. These strings not only perform well in this regard but stay in tune, rock solid. I would recommend this string and gauge for anyone playing traditional tunes, whether Irish or Americana fiddle tunes.
By Ed Phillips
November 21, 2010
John Pearse Tenor Banjo, .013 - .040
Nice over all tone.
By Rich Brautigam
August 18, 2010
Irish Tenor Banjo Strings
As a working session musician, I beat these strings to death at least twice a week. Warm tone, real punch and pretty long last (about 4 weeks by my estimate). For my Vega Style M, they are the strings to use!
By Fred Marshe
March 25, 2010
John Pearse strings
They have good tone and should last quite a while.
By Tom Schultz
September 30, 2009
Tenor banjo strings
I really like these bronze wound strings, especially the fact that the 2nd string is wound. I notice some players like John Carty using guitar strings on their Irish tenors (easy to get, heavier gauges) but these are heavy enough for me. They have enough punch to come through in a session, and the bass strings have a nice growl. The only downside is that they perhaps don't last quite as long as some other strings -- but while they do . . . superb.