Banjo Nickel Plated Steel with POLYWEB Coating

The longest lasting tone night after night!

Elixir® Banjo Strings with nickel-wrapped/plain steel construction and loop ends deliver the tone and feel banjo players demand.

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Description

  • Only coated string brand to protect the entire string with an ultra-thin coating, keeping gunk out of the gaps between the windings
  • Extended Tone Life – players report their tone lasts longer than any other string, uncoated or coated
  • Consistent performance and tone – ready to play whenever you are
  • Smooth feel that is easy on your fingers and enhances playability
  • Reduced finger squeak – good for both performance and recording
  • With less hassle and expense of frequent string changes, spend more time making music

String Gauges and Part Numbers

Banjo Nickel Plated Steel with POLYWEB Coating

Part No. Gauge D-1 B-2 G-3 D-4 G-5
11600 Light .009 .010 .013 .020 .009
11650 Medium .010 .012 .016 .023 .010

String Tension for Tuning

String tension shown below is an approximation. All tensions are based upon a 26.5" banjo scale length and standard tuning. 

Gauge D-1 B-2 G-3 D-4 G-5 Total Tension (lbs)
Light Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.009 / 11 .01 / 10 .013 / 11 .02 / 9 .009 / 11 52
Medium Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.010 / 14 .012 / 14 .016 / 16 .023 / 12 .010 / 15 70

WHY ELIXIR STRINGS TONE LASTS SO LONG

Our coating protests the entire string, including the gaps between the windings, eliminating tone-killing debris buildup.

PUT AN END TO DEAD-SOUNDING STRINGS

Elixir Strings sounds like new strings for a long, long time.

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