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D'Addario J60 5-String Banjo Strings  

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D' Addario J60 5-String Banjo Strings are top quality plain steel and nickel-plated steel wound strings. J60s are a leading choice among top country and bluegrass players.

D'Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of strings for musical instruments. Many top guitarists won't play any other brand. Regardless of your playing style, D'Addario has a set of strings that's right for your 5-string banjo.


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D'AddarioJ60 5-String Banjo Strings
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
    • Back-up (3)
    • Concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3), Novice (3)

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    1.0

    poor quality

    By ban jo

    from ct

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Breaks Easy
      • Poor Tone Quality

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario J60 5-String Banjo Strings:

      Shiping was very slow, 10 days.

      One sring had a broken loop.

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      5.0

      Great sound with a nice tone..

      By J-Man

      from Palm Coast, Fl.

      About Me Novice

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Consistent Sound

      Comments about D'Addario J60 5-String Banjo Strings:

      I am just getting started with the banjo which I bought used and I replaced the strings with these strings and there was a big difference in the tone...I like them very much...

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      5.0

      Strings are strings but!

      By blackhillspicker

      from Rapid City, SD

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario J60 5-String Banjo Strings:

          Strings are strings but when it comes to price, availability and shipping, I buy them from Musicians Friend and probably would even if they were more expensive, on back order and took forever to get here, I just like dealing with this company, keep it up and I will keep coming back.

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          5.0

          addendum to previous review

          By Ken W in Portland, OR

          from Portland, OR

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          Pros

          • Bright Tone
          • Consistent
          • Good Overtones
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Might Be Too Bright

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Lower Banjo Tunings
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario J60 5-String Banjo Strings:

          On my Tony Pass "Woodie" open back banjo, the J60 strings appear to be the best. However, on my bluegrass banjo (JLS tone ring), they are a bit excessively bright and thin sounding. My scale of brightness: J60 are the brightest, then Gibson Earl Scruggs light gauge (.095") are a step darker (good tone!), then then darker yet are the D'Addario J60+, even though they are the same gauge as the Gibson strings. So... buy accordingly. If you have a Deering Goodtime or Tony Pass "woodie," then these strings are worth serious consideration. (Note: I like to de-tune the instrument two frets, allowing for richer tone. This should be considered when reading this review.). If you have a bluegrass banjo that is already bright, and tuned to full pitch, perhaps you would want to go to one of the other strings mentioned.

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          5.0

          A good string at a good price

          By Ken W in Portland, OR

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Bright Tone
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Bluegrass
            • Concerts
            • Light Touch
            • Practicing
            • Worship

            Comments about D'Addario J60 5-String Banjo Strings:

            I tried these strings years ago, and with the thick Goldtone skin head on the banjo, the sound was too light. I thought the next step up in size (J60+) was better, and the light gauge Gibson Earl Scruggs strings were the best. I tried these J60 strings again, after going back to a standard Weatherking plastic head. That gave me a better high end frequency sound. Since these strings are so thin, giving high end frequency response, I was able to lower my head tension, giving me better resonance and low end response. The upshot is that for now, these are the strings for me.
            If you have a DrumDial head tension indicator, try 88 to 90 for a banjo with a tone ring, or 89 to 90 for a wood tone ring instrument (Deering Goodtime or Tony Pass Woodie.) This should match the strings pretty well.

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            5.0

            GREAT STRINGS !

            By Busterwewbanjodude

            from Grassville, Kentucky

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Never Break
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Live shows
              • Practice
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about D'Addario J60 5-String Banjo Strings:

              I've used a lot of different banjo strings in my 40 years of playing. These are the best strings I have ever used . Mainly for two reasons. The first being that they don't break ever. I play hard and used to break a lot of strings until I tried these ! secondly is their tone. The fourth string stays lively longer than any other brand out there. And I must add that the price is very reasonable too !! All in all GREAT STRINGS !

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              5.0

              Strings

              By JM0102

              from IL

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fast Shipping
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario J60 5-String Banjo Strings:

              Would buy Again

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