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hiphoppan
03-01-2015, 12:37 AM
Hi everyone

My boyfriend got me a Barnes and Mullins Banjolele. Thought I would share with you all.

Does anyone recommend any good strings for a banjolele?

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hollisdwyer
03-01-2015, 02:34 AM
Mya Moe equip their Beansprout with re-entrant Worths. If you want linear maybe try a South Coast set.

PhilUSAFRet
03-01-2015, 03:54 AM
Aquila banjo ukulele strings, unless it has the clear mylar head, then perhaps something mellower. It pretty much looks the same as my Rally. I had a calfskin head put on, but also considered the Remo Renaissance head. I have the Aquila strings and like the sound. Many players have tried and love different strings. If I didn't want to use Aquila, I'd have tried Fremont Blackline. Not sure I've heard from anyone who's tried them though.

Captain Simian
03-01-2015, 04:20 AM
I have Martin M600's on my Firefly and Aquila Super Nylgut on my resonator banjo uke.

Manalishi
03-01-2015, 06:05 AM
I use Worths on my B/U. I started with Aquila but
switched a couple of years back,and prefer Worths.

Inksplosive AL
03-01-2015, 07:42 AM
Aquila makes a set of reds (copper impregnated) the 90u set for the banjo uke. The little old lady I purchased last week came with white Aquilas on it and it sounds fine so no rush for me. I have my eye on an old 4 string bridge made of rosewood on eBay but again if it isn't broken.

Anything wrong with the strings on it? Changing strings on a banjo uke looks more intensive than changing the strings on a regular one.

Ukejenny
03-01-2015, 08:30 AM
Very nice instrument!!!

Nickie
03-01-2015, 01:14 PM
Congrats! Nice uke. Nice boyfriend!

Camsuke
03-01-2015, 01:28 PM
Congratulations! What a lovely gift from the boyfriend, he must be in the good books now!

igorthebarbarian
03-01-2015, 02:35 PM
Worths, Living Water, Martin fluorocarbons are all good. Aquilas too brash for me especially on banjoleles. That's a really nice looking one

hollisdwyer
03-01-2015, 04:39 PM
Worths, Living Water, Martin fluorocarbons are all good. Aquilas too brash for me especially on banjoleles. That's a really nice looking one

When I took delivery of my Beansprout (2nd Hand) it required a restring. As I didn't have any specific banjolele strings I put a regular set of Aquila tenors on. They were terrible. I purchased some Aquila banjolele specific ones and they were much better (quite good actually- I also had a new bridge installed and the action lowered. together this made a hell of a difference - Suggest that you consider a pro set up if you are not totally happy with the way it came out of the box). I was also going to try the standard Worths Tenor re-entrant set but sold the Beansprout before I had a chance. These would have been the what the Beansprout comes with from Mya-Moe.