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STRINGS, STRINGS, STRINGS: WHICH TO BUY?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 14, 2013 1:32:42 PM / by Carolina Bridges posted in banjo maintenance, Banjo Set Up, banjo strings, dunlop strings, strings, Your Deering

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One of the most common questions we receive here at the factory is which set of banjo strings to buy. To make it easier to find the answer in one spot, we have created a string chart with type of strings, gauges, and tunings. We hope this will make your choices much easier!

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Strings: The Wonderful World of Wire

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2012 12:25:50 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in banjo maintenance, Banjo Set Up, banjo strings, dunlop strings, strings, Your Deering

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For a musician who loves their banjo and loves practicing and playing, enjoys the nuances of technique and the magic of the emotional communication in playing music in general, it’s kind of a romantic disappointment to think of banjo strings as “music wire.”  On the positive side, music wire, by definition does have alloy parameters that define the general properties of strings.  Music wire is tough, hard, and resilient with great tensile strength.  Each manufacturer of strings chooses music wire alloys to create a certain tone, or to reduce the cost of string manufacturing or to increase life, volume, and other sound or performance related goals.

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Deering visits Dunlop

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 18, 2012 4:08:52 PM / by Jamie Latty posted in banjo, deering banjo, dunlop strings, Inside Deering, jim dunlop

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On the way to the Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival in Grass Valley, California, Deering Banjo Company founders Greg and Janet Deering stopped by the Dunlop HQ for a special tour of the Dunlop Strings factory.

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