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John Pearse® Irish Tenor Banjo, .013 - .040

John Pearse® Irish Tenor Banjo, .013 - .040
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17% Recommend this product (1 of 6 responses)
By Eamon
Stow, MA
The Best Irish Tenor Banjo Strings. Period.
June 14, 2020
After trying all sorts of mixed & matched combos and other brands, these have proven to be the best sounding, longest lasting Irish tenor banjo strings I have used. John Pearse is one of the only companies I have found that has proper string gauge for that true Irish tenor banjo sound. Most everything else is way too light.
I usually don't have to think about changing my strings for a very long time with these.
Rich low tones Lasts several months easily with heavy use very affordable worked well for me on both 17 and 19 fret banjos I have had one or two strings break after a very short time, but I have had this problem occasionally with all other string brands as it's just par for the course.
By Bo C.
John Pearse Tenor Banjo strings
July 14, 2011
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 P.
John Pearse Tenor Banjo, .013 - .040
November 21, 2010
Nice over all tone.
By Rich B.
Irish Tenor Banjo Strings
August 18, 2010
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 M.
John Pearse strings
March 25, 2010
They have good tone and should last quite a while.
By Tom S.
Tenor banjo strings
September 30, 2009
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.
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