In CGDA tuning, I feel that none of the string makers hit the mark as far as a "universal" set.
So lets talk 19 fret 23" scale only here, the most commonly used tenor banjo today
What almost every pro I know uses, is individual gauges and why? because no maker can do anything but too light, too heavy, and mixed wrong.
What we commonly use daily, is .030,.024,.014..010" on 19 fret 23 inch scale
028 is considered light in CGDA, 031-032, heavy
024,014 is perfect for universal,DA... 023,013, for lights
Martin Vega pushed 016 for the D and no one I know keeps that gauge on a 19 fret banjo, 23 scale unless they want a heavy rhythm chunker. 015 is about as heavy and fast players cant stand, and that still requires a young strong grip.for the A, 009 is light, 010 medium, 011 is heavy. Again, 19 fret 23 inch scale. If anyone is willing to make these sets. 32-24-15-11(Heavy) and 31-24- 14- 10.5(Medium) and a 30-23-13-009 (light) it would at least leave me, as a luthier and 4 string person, with gauges I could swap around and not be stuck with too light or too heavy. I have 2 top world wide know players that will endorse anyone wishing to work this out. Thanks for hearing me out, it is an old sore! LOL
Vinnie Mondello, 4stringbanjos.com