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S I T Strings Banjo Tenor 4 string Loop End, .011-.028, TB4-1128

S I T  Strings Banjo Tenor 4 string Loop End, .011-.028, TB4-1128
Manufacturer:
S I T Strings
Manufacturer Part #:
TB4-1128
SKU:
SIT_TB4-1128
Price:
$3.30

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By Vincent
Pflugerville, TX
No problem with strings, problems with gauge choices
February 25, 2020
I run a 4 string banjo repair and sales business and work on many profession tenor and plectrum banjo player's instruments.
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
ProsWell made, well packaged, no problems
ConsJust want different gauges without having to purchase bulk individual strings

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st A

Plain Steel

.010

 

2nd D

Plain Steel

.013

 

3rd G

Stainless Wound

.015

 

4th C

Stainless Wound

.024

 



 

Banjo

"These 4- and 5-string "loop-end" banjo sets are specifically designed (with stainless wound bass strings) to be bright and projecting even outdoors and playing over other band members. Good for all applications."

The Company

"When the S.I.T. Strings Company was started in 1973, we wanted to be different from any other in the industry. Extensive marketing and large sales were never our primary goals. Due to the fact that we both had a love for the guitar and music, the company always reflected our enthusiasm for change. And change is what this company was based on, never being content with the standards of everyone else, but always striving for a higher level. By creating and inventing things that had never been thought of before, S.I.T. has always made strings that change things.

Quality control was also a major concern, and it was discovered long ago that only caring machine operators could be permitted to construct musical instrument strings. Each and every piece had to have the individual attention of the engineer, and our strings are still made this way today.

After S.I.T.'s humble start, it was not long before professional and amateur players alike were demanding the product on an international scale. Since that time, we have grown by leaps and bounds, and are always looking for ways to create new products and improve old ones.

S.I.T. is committed to, as well as thankful to, the musicians who made us what we are. We will always strive to stay the most progressive string company in the world.

Why not inspect our strings closely and prove this to yourself? Stop by for a free factory tour, and see them made while you wait.

The improvements and innovations have only just begun, and as we move into the next century there will always be room for improvement. We invite you to be a partner along that journey with us."

 

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