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Old 05-13-2019, 07:12 AM
phavriluk phavriluk is offline
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I've found that lighter gauge strings help me quite a bit, and seeing as there's no banjos nearby when I'm practicing and playing, I can ignore theoretical criticism of doing that. As a student, I find it more important to set up the instrument for my needs before any consideration is given to comments in forums about 'ideal' strings for 'ideal' tone.

For example, first thing I did after bringing my shiny new GS Mini home was to change the strings from the medium-grade strings it shipped with to 'custom light' strings. Still sounded great to me, and more importantly, played a whole lot easier. Especially with the frets leveled and string height at the nut corrected.
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