November 2011 edited November 2011 in Guitars, Strings, Picks, Amps, Pickups and Other Accessories Posts: 4. My luthier suggested that the sound was coming from the tailpiece, possibly because of inadequate felt padding which he is going to replace with leather, but also possibly because of vibration one or more of the ball ends of a string vibrating against the tailpiece someplace. © 2020 DjangoBooks.com, all rights reserved worldwide. All Rights Reserved. sunburst - Posted - 10/02/2018: 21:45:38. I have used diagonal cutters in the past as described by John Hamlett, but they would occasional clip the loop.Bob Smakula. I've always bought loop end strings, without really knowing why... Perhaps because I like the color red better, and the argie loop ends have red pack…, Michael, as I want to order another book from your store, I would like also to buy Argentine Strings. Playing the Banjo
After getting a set and trying them I find that I do like the tone so far. Run the string through as per normal for a ball end and thread it through the loop. Take your playing to the next level with the help of a local or online banjo teacher. 'Banjo action and string spacing trouble' 5 hrs, 'Want To Trade: Shelor Wideband Picks for Shelor Narrowband Picks' 7 hrs, 'Ralph Stanley’s Stelling Questions' 9 hrs. I recently acquired a Ome 12" Jubilee open-back and wanted to give those strings a try myself. Gauges from the guitar set I used were 14-23-30-39. I realise now it probably won't work as you probably wont get a tight enough loop or enough of an angle to keep the string on the post.
( Do I need to mention that one should use an awl with a ROUND cross-section, not a square or triangular one? It is small … Just used the vise and then pliers afterwards. You may, however, start a new topic and refer to this topic with a link: http://www.banjohangout.org/archive/347017. (To be thorough, he also examined the inner portions of the guitar for any loose bracing.). These come with a ball end that can be plucked out to reveal a loop. I read somewhere that Angelina Carberry used Martin M530 phosphor bronze guitar strings on her Oakwood open-back banjo.
I would like to try them with my cigano gj 10, This topic has probably been covered, but opinions may have changed. It looks like you're new here. I just bought a set of Newtone Django strings, not realising they were ball-end and my guitar (Gallato RS1939 Angelo Debarre oval model) only takes loop-end strings. ), Edited by - Meles_Meles on 10/02/2018 20:43:02, That's prety much what Frank Ford described, he just winds his own loop frets.com/FretsPages/Musician/...oops.html. As an effort to eliminate the "loop" commonly found on ball-ends, the bullet shape gained popularity amongst tremolo bridge users. Don't jam or slide the awl's point in the gap, but turn the hanger wire like the handle of a t-wrench. Bob Smakula - Posted - 10/03/2018: 05:02:29, I use a pair of needle nose pliers and crush the ball. If you continue, we will assume that you agree to, Playing Advice: 4-String (Irish Trad Music & Related Styles), http://www.banjohangout.org/archive/347017, frets.com/FretsPages/Musician/...oops.html, 'Banjo action and string spacing trouble', 'Want To Trade: Shelor Wideband Picks for Shelor Narrowband Picks'.
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