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Martin V730 Nickel Wound Medium Vega Banjo Strings

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Gauges 10-12-16-23-10.The name Vega has been synonymous with fine quality-crafted banjos since 1889. Their combined experience in instrument making, ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Brilliant sound and excellent longevity.

Gauges 10-12-16-23-10.

The name Vega has been synonymous with fine quality-crafted banjos since 1889. Their combined experience in instrument making, string winding, and comprehensive sound testing make Vega strings the best choice for your banjo. All raw materials are of premium quality to assure brilliance, clarity, and longevity. We have selected a nickel/steel alloy for its tonal qualities which are best suited to accent the strong resonating tendencies of most banjos.

In addition, Vega strings are highly resistant to corrosion. The smooth consistency of the wrap wires makes them ideal for all styles of banjo playing, whether it be the short, snappy plectrum style; the quick, flowing Scruggs style; or the rhythm driving frailing technique.


Your strings are the origin of your sound. Commit to quality. Order now.

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MartinV730 Nickel Wound Medium Vega Banjo Strings
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (4)
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    • Experienced (4)

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Vega Medium Number 1

I have tried all the strings onthe market and these are hands down the best value, performance and sound in my humble opinion. I tune them up full speed and let 'er rip. ...Read complete review

I have tried all the strings onthe market and these are hands down the best value, performance and sound in my humble opinion. I tune them up full speed and let 'er rip. They last fairly well, not brain-surgery just banjo-pickin'. Try them you'll like them.........Doc

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Unusable

I don't know a whole lot about banjos. I'm just trying to get them to tune my banjo so I can learn to play. I play guitar, so I was trying to use...Read complete review

I don't know a whole lot about banjos. I'm just trying to get them to tune my banjo so I can learn to play. I play guitar, so I was trying to use the same principle to string it. Once I figured out how...the loops (which I don't like) were to small. I had to try to stretch them. Once I got it to stay on there, I went to put it on the tuner. It popped off, twice! Then finally he loop just broke. So I just threw the strings in the case and shut the case. Fail.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Vega Medium Number 1

By Shaolinjack

from La

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Comments about Martin V730 Nickel Wound Medium Vega Banjo Strings:

I have tried all the strings onthe market and these are hands down the best value, performance and sound in my humble opinion. I tune them up full speed and let 'er rip. They last fairly well, not brain-surgery just banjo-pickin'. Try them you'll like them.........Doc

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GOOD STRINGS

By Edman

from Florida

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Comments about Martin V730 Nickel Wound Medium Vega Banjo Strings:

I MEANT TO BUY THE LIGHT GAUGE.... MY BAD, BUT THEY GAVE THE BANJO A MORE MELLOW SOUND. NOW I KEEP ONE BANJO WITH LIGHTS AND ONE WITH MEDIUM STRINGS JUST TO GET A TONAL CHANGE. IT WORKS FOR ME!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings

By Doc

from Sweet Sunny South

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • No Negatives

Best Uses

  • Anytime
  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Martin V730 Nickel Wound Medium Vega Banjo Strings:

I've tried almost every string out there.
They are almost all worthy; but for
Tone, longevity, Pop, I always wind up back
with the Vega medium gauge.
Gauge is a personal choice, this is mine,
guage the strings for your playing style and
your banjo. Mine sounds like an arch ring
with 10-20s, sounds like pre-war with 10-23
The inside mix on the Vega mediums gives
My axe the sound and drive I like.

(1 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Unusable

By dwaynepetty353

from Tennessee

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Comments about Martin V730 Nickel Wound Medium Vega Banjo Strings:

I don't know a whole lot about banjos. I'm just trying to get them to tune my banjo so I can learn to play. I play guitar, so I was trying to use the same principle to string it. Once I figured out how...the loops (which I don't like) were to small. I had to try to stretch them. Once I got it to stay on there, I went to put it on the tuner. It popped off, twice! Then finally he loop just broke. So I just threw the strings in the case and shut the case. Fail.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I'm impressed

By KenW in Portland, OR

from Portland, OR

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Comments about Martin V730 Nickel Wound Medium Vega Banjo Strings:

I just put the Martin Vega medium gauge strings on my banjo, and I am impressed with the results. Here are the details. A larger-diameter ("fatter") string gives a fatter sound. In my opinion, detuning a stringed instrument increases the resonance of the sound. Previously, I used low-tension strings at full pitch. For the ideal tone:I installed these, detuned one fret, and I am really impressed with the result. It gave me both the tone and resonance I was desiring. I would try this technique also for a bluegrass banjo, if you want a warmer sound. Also, you can try tuning up to full pitch, but I am always cautious of using thick strings at full pitch. I am ordering more right now!

 
5.0

I have been using these strings for years. My favorite

By Banjones

from Wichita, ks

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Martin V730 Nickel Wound Medium Vega Banjo Strings:

    Have good tone, last along time

     
    5.0

    Bright sound

    By Telecaster72

    from Highlands Ranch, CO

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Martin V730 Nickel Wound Medium Vega Banjo Strings:

      While I haven't been playing banjo long, I've been around the block a few times musically. I put these on my lower end Gold Tone 5-string, and I like the tone. Bright and pretty full sounding. I'd likely buy again.

       
      5.0

      Martin Banjo Stings

      By Musicman

      from Florida

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      Comments about Martin V730 Nickel Wound Medium Vega Banjo Strings:

      What can I say? The strings are great.

       
      5.0

      Excellent product

      By lddbafiddle

      from Flippin, Ar

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Martin V730 Nickel Wound Medium Vega Banjo Strings:

        Great product

         
        5.0

        great

        By Joe

        from East tx

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Consistent

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin V730 Nickel Wound Medium Vega Banjo Strings:

          Service is great and I will continue to shop here

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Work great on Balwin Ode Style C

          By PaulB

          from Dubuque, IA

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Excellant Value
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • None
          • No problems at all

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Martin V730 Nickel Wound Medium Vega Banjo Strings:

          Strings work and sound great on my Baldwin Ode Style C banjo.

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