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Five-Star Banjo Strings

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Loop-end nickel-steel alloy with nickel-wound 4th string, for balanced feel with easy playability. Strings are extra-long so they'll work on long-neck banjos too.

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Five-Star Banjo Strings
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0140 Light 5-string (0.009" - 0.020") Yes
12 or more $4.99  
36 or more $4.24  

0142 Medium 5-string (0.010" - 0.021") Yes
12 or more $4.99  
36 or more $4.24  

0145 Tenor, (0.009" - 0.030") Yes
12 or more $4.99  
36 or more $4.24  

Quantity prices apply to multiples of the same item number Selected currency  


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Five-Star Banjo Strings
Five-Star Banjo Strings
4 out of 5 stars
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4 11-29-2013
Strings are strings (usually)

Can't say I was impressed or disappointed, just strings but are a lot cheaper than ESS strings and look and preform about the same and they are from StewMac, that's a plus.

Ron Brown  Rapid City, South Dakota Read my reviews (19)
3 5-26-2013
Banjo strings

Unfortunately I had a string pop while tuning to pitch, the good news was the normal outstanding Stewmac customer service, they wasted no time shipping me a new set of strings. I gave a 3 star rating because of the service, not necessarily the product.

truefret  Milton, WI Read my reviews (15)
4 8-05-2012
Great sounding strings

These strings sound better than any other strings I have tried and I must say it is a noticeable difference over other Nickel wound strings like D'Addario, Martin Vega, and Black Diamond. I prefer Nickle for its brightness, durability and corrosion resistance. These strings give good volume without harshness They bring a tighter tonal definition, clarity and fullness to my old time open-back banjo that other strings have yet to match. Unfortunately they are for some reason more fragile than other strings. Its possible the manufacturer is not fully annealing the wire after drawing them and this could also yield benefits in the tone department, however they will snap for no reason at all usually just after you have installed them. 1st and 5th are the most prone to fail. if they haven't broken after the first few playings your usually good to go. No other strings I have tried have broken like this.

Wiedenhoeft  Madison WI. USA
2 6-21-2012
Not Good

These strings are simply not good. The 5th string broke when I tried to tune it for the first time. Aside from that, the overall sound was average.

telereactor  KY
5 2-09-2012
Well done

My strings came with a tailpiece I ordered. They came lighting fast to my delivery sevice just across the line in Washington. What can I say? Stew Mac is THE BEST. Their online help guys are incredible, a real first class act.

banjaboy  Vancouver BC Canada Read my reviews (5)
4 5-26-2011

A very nice sounding set of strings for a good price with fast delivery

murph45  portsmouth ri Read my reviews (2)
5 10-12-2010
Great Strings

5-Star strings are the best sounding strings I have ever used. I play medium gauge and they offer a pleasantly clear note with full sound and just the right amount of sustain. 5-Star strings get a 5-star rating based on sound and playability. The downside is price, especially after including the shipping. However, if you want the best sounding string, buy 5-Star

treez2  Parkersburg, WV
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