Banjo String Tension


String Tension - Banjo Strings

String tension shown below is an approximation. Guitar string tension is based upon a 26.5" guitar scale length and standard tuning.

Banjo: String Tension for Tuning

Part No. Gauge D-1 B-2 G-3 G-4 G-5 Total
11600 Light Strings .009 .01 .013 .02 .009
String Tension (lbs) 11 10 11 9 11 52
11650 Medium Strings .010 .012 .016 .023 .010
String Tension (lbs) 14 14 16 12 15 70